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Feb 14, 2012 - Python

Attendance List For 2/14/12 Workshop

February 14, 2012- Teacher Workshop Python

Thomas Cooper will lead this workshop from 8:30am - 4:00pm in room 345 of the College of Computing Building at Georgia Tech. For directions see Directions to the College of Computing Building. Teachers will learn how to use python to create a simple face, more complex shapes, speech balloons, and animation. Teachers will create a temperature convertor with a Graphical User Interface. Teachers will write a Python function to display a nursery rhyme or song. Teachers will also create art with the Scribbler robots.

All teachers who attend will receive a Python book.

Public school high school teachers must register on for workshop CTAERN3399 (look in new catalog). Everyone must also register at: Teachers must attend the entire workshop and do 2 hours of extra work and show that extra work during a webinar to get credit. The webinar will be on March 13, 2012 (3:30pm to 4:30pm). Go to to join the webinar.

This workshop is free for Georgia teachers, and if you live > 30 miles from Georgia Tech we will pay for your hotel for Wednesday night (2 teachers per room), Wednesday night dinner, and Tuesday breakfast. Alchohol is not covered! If you would prefer a private room you will pay 1/2 the hotel cost. We will cover parking for Georgia teachers who stay at the hotel and reimburse parking for Georgia teachers who do not stay at the hotel. We will pay for lunch for all teachers. We can also reimburse for substitutes for Georgia teachers. Space is limited to 30.

Please bring a laptop if you have one, or notify us if you need to borrow a laptop. If you have any questions please send e-mail to

Out-of-state teachers pay $140. Checks for $140.00 should be made out to Georgia Institute of Technology and sent to:

ICE Programs
College of Computing
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280

After completing this workshop teachers will be able to:

Python Online Resources

Georgia Robotics -
Google's Exploring Computational Thinking -
IPRE Wiki -
Standard Python Documentation -
There are videos to help you learn Python at
Thomas Cooper's Python Class -

Python Texts
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist -
Learning Computing with Robots -
Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science by John Zelle
Python Programming in Context by David Ranum

Proposed Agenda:

8:30am to 8:45am - Install Python IDLE and Myro Graphics Library
8:45am to 10:00am - Create a simple face, complex shapes, speech balloons, and aniamtion
10:00am to 12:00pm - Create a temperature convertor and a simple GUI
12:00pm to 12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm to 2:00pm - Program a nursery rhyme and/or a song
2:00pm to 3:45pm - Create art with the Scribbler robots
3:45pm to 4:00pm - post surveys


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