[racket] Summer programs learning Racket for a student

From: jab at math.brown.edu (jab at math.brown.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 15 20:31:28 EDT 2014

Thanks Marco! Would this course be available to a rising 9th grader? Looks
like this is one of the "College Credit Courses", which seem to be only
available to rising juniors and seniors.

Good to see on-campus housing might be an option though in case that's
preferable to commuting from NYC.

Also, I didn't see Racket or any other resources used mentioned in the
course description:

Programming skills are important to virtually every profession.
> Professionals must make decisions on how to achieve goals by deciding what
> steps are necessary. This course is an introduction to computer programming
> that teaches students how to make plans, to organize their thoughts, to pay
> attention to detail, and to be self-critical. The main focus of the course
> is the design process that leads students from a problem statement and a
> blank page to a well-organized solution. Topics include the processing of
> simple forms of data, the processing of arbitrarily large data, and the
> process of abstraction. This course assumes no prior computer programming
> experience. 3 credits

Is that info available somewhere?

Thanks again. Excited to hear about more options.

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:23 PM, Marco Morazan <morazanm at gmail.com> wrote:

> I run Intro to Program Design I and II over the summer at Seton Hall:
> http://www7.shu.edu/summer-session/pre-college.cfm
> It may be of interest to your student.
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:07 AM, <jab at math.brown.edu> wrote:
>> Dear Racket Users,
>> I've been tutoring an 8th grader in Racket for the last few months. We're
>> just about to finish part I of HtDP2e (
>> http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/matthias/HtDP2e/part_one.html).
>> He's interested in doing a summer program along the lines of
>> http://www.idtech.com/teens/ but ideally he'd be able to continue
>> learning Racket where we leave off. Does anyone know of any summer programs
>> for teens where Racket is the language used?
>> A friend of mine used to teach one at Brown, but from
>> http://www.brown.edu/ce/pre-college/catalog/?p%5B%5D=1 it looks like now
>> only bash, Python, and Matlab are available. Google searches like "racket
>> programming summer camp" didn't immediately turn up anything either (and
>> inevitably include results about tennis camps).
>> Thanks for any tips you may have.
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> Marco
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