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    Welcome to the 2013 Triton College Tapestry Workshop

    The Computer Information Systems Department of Triton College is offering a Tapestry Workshop for high school and middle school Computer Science teachers.

    If you are interested in:

    • Attracting more and diverse students into your middle and high school Computer Science classes;
    • Influencing the perceptions of students, parents, guidance counselors, administrators, and other teachers on the importance of your courses and the opportunities they provide;
    • Engaging your students in the exciting and rewarding field of computing.

    Then we invite you to apply to attend this summer workshop on attracting and engaging middle and high school students to Computer Science. For full consideration, please apply before Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

    The 2013 Triton Tapestry Workshop Application can be found here. You will be notified of your application status by May 31st, 2013. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2013 Triton Tapestry Workshop.

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    Thanks to the National Science Foundation, NCWIT and the University of Virginia the workshops will be tuition-free with meals provided.

    Attendees who complete the entire workshop will be awarded honorariums of $1,000 to assist with time and travel costs, and to show appreciation for their participation in the assessment of the workshop program and activities.

    The workshop begins Monday, July 29, 2013 and finishes mid-afternoon Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

    The goals of the workshop are to share strategies, practices, and good ideas for teaching computer science. During the workshop, you will also learn creative teaching strategies that you can leverage in your classroom.

    Workshop participants will:

    • Explore activities for gaining the interest of all students;
    • Interact with national experts on teaching and diversity practices;
    • Initiate mentoring relationships between college students and their students;
    • Hear about the latest in computational research;
    • Form a network of like-minded people for ongoing curriculum discussion and development.
    • Learn about computing education resources available to teachers in the State of Illinois.

    Please use the following email tapestry@triton.edu if help is needed or there are questions to be answered.