Computer programming workshop set for dyslexic students

Computer programming workshop set for dyslexic students

URBANA — A free workshop about computer programming for dyslexic students is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Lewis Auditorium at the Urbana Free Library, 200 W. Green St., U.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

Kathleen Smith, who has worked to bring computer programming into kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms for more than 20 years, will lead the workshop.

Smith will demonstrate activities for Etoys, which is free programming software, at the workshop. She will also share free resources produced at the University of Illinois that can help students find success in computer programming.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop for a hands-on experience.

The workshop is provided by Linking Educators and Parents, a study group serving East Central Illinois.

To register, contact Marilyn Kay at mfkay@sbcglobal.net. Continuing Professional Development Units are available to educators through the Regional Office of Education. Teachers who register should include their name and school for credit.

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