Auburn to offer 2009 Computer Literacy Academy for Children

Published: May 5, 2009 4:32:00 PM
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This summer, Auburn University will offer its fifth Computer Literacy Academy. Designed for children ages 8-14, this year's program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 2-18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 2205 and 2214 Shelby Center. Children with disabilities and girls are encouraged to enroll.

The purpose of the Computer Literacy Academy is to help children learn about computers and the Internet. During the program, students will learn how to browse, navigate and search the Web; use Microsoft Office 2007 Suite applications, such as Word, Excel and Power Point; design and publish a personal Web page using Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007; and program computers using cutting-edge educational applications, including Pearson MyITLab, Carnegie Mellon's Alice, Lego Mindstorms and Microsoft Robotics, Computer Science Unplugged, Microsoft Interactive Educational Software Applications and various computer software and hardware designed for special needs children.

Since 2005, the program has served more than 150 children from the Auburn community and surrounding areas. Starting this year, the program will also be taught at Councill Middle School in Dadeville, Ala.

There is no fee for this program, but enrollment is limited to 20 children. Registration documents will be available online starting Friday, May 8, and must be submitted on or before Friday, May 22.

For general questions about the program, contact Daniela Marghitu at 334.844.6386 (marghda@auburn.edu). For questions concerning children with special needs, contact Elizabeth Zylla-Jones at 334.844.9688 (zyllael@auburn.edu).

Acceptance into this program is dependent upon completion of the: