[blindkid] Summer CS Academy for high school students

Stephanie Ludi steph.ludi at gmail.com
Mon May 11 13:36:37 UTC 2015


Hi,

Please share the following with high school students including those
who do not have expertise in Computer Science.  Students in eighth and
ninth grade are also eligible.

Thank you,
--Steph


Are you interested in technology? Exploring what Computer Science is all about?


If so, then check out this summer's

CS Academy @ Perkins
In partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

July 26 – August 7, 2015


CS Academy is intended to provide high school students with visual
impairments an opportunity to learn about Computer Science in a summer
academy at the Perkins School for the Blind.  The on-site CS Academy,
along with a follow-up online component will enable students to
further explore computing, create projects and share them in an
accessible manner.  The curriculum is derived from the Exploring
Computer Science (ECS) curriculum, which is used in dozens of high
school around the US.  It will be enhanced to enable students with
visual impairments to develop their abilities in areas such as web
design programming, and robotics.

If you are interested in applying, more information including the
application can be found at http://www.se.rit.edu/~iecs You can also
email Patrick Ryan at insert Patrick’s Patrick.Ryan at perkins.org or Dr.
Stephanie Ludi at salves at rit.edu.

For full consideration, submit application materials by June 1, 2015.




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