I’ll be helping out with some of this workshop at Stevens Institute of Technology in July. Free including accommodations. Plus some stipends.

Teaching Real Projects for Real Clients Courses (RPRCCs):

A Workshop for Computer Science, Information Technology, and Business Middle and High School Teachers (An ACM-W Project)

Goal: To attract more students, especially young women, and minorities, to computing courses, and eventually into college-level computing majors and the computing workforce

How: By interesting workshop attendees to, and training them to, teach initial phase (pre-programming) RPRCCs with socially-relevant agencies as clients; and providing hands-on help to those teach their first RPRCCs. (Whether you decide, or not, to teach an RPRCC, or to add RPRCC aspects to another course, you will learn a great deal about what software development is other than just programming.)

Where: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, on the Hudson River, across from Manhattan
When: July 19-23, 2010
Accommodations: Free dorm rooms for all attendees
Travel: Stipends for a number of middle and high school teachers from outside the area
Meals: Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all attendees
interested in attending: contact Prof. David Klappholz: aklappho@stevens.edu or davidk6@gmail.com
For more background on the RPRCC initiative: http://sites.google.com/site/therprccinitiative/