NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FREE TECHIE CAMP!

With support from the Nordson Corporation Foundation, TECH CORPS will implement its Techie Camp® program with a total of 100 Lorain County students during the summer of 2014.
Techie Camp is a full-day, week-long technology experience designed specifically for elementary and middle school students. The goal of Techie Camp is to engage students in activities that can stimulate a deeper interest in technology; as well as provide opportunities for them to express their imaginations.
Each camp is comprised of 20 students and lead by two TECH CORPS Instructors. Families will be responsible for transportation and lunch/two snacks/beverages. Applications Due: February 28, 2014 TECHIE CAMP Topics ES: Programming ES: Robotics MS: Programming MS: Robotics Through fun and engaging experiences with Scratch, from MIT Media Lab, elementary school students learn how to create their own interactive art, stories and games. Students explore basic engineering and programming as they interact with the Lego Mindstorms NXT robots. Using Alice, a 3D programming environment, students will learn the basic concepts of programming through the creation of video games and interactive stories. Students explore intermediate engineering and programming concepts using Lego Mindstorms NXT robots. TECHIE CAMP Dates/Locations Date: July 7 – July 11 July 14 – July 18 July 21 – July 25 July 28 – August 1 August 4 – August 8 Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM 9:00AM – 4:00PM 9:00AM – 4:00PM 9:00AM – 4:00PM 9:00AM – 4:00PM Grade Band: Rising 3 – th 5 grades th Rising 6 – th 8 grades Rising 3 – th 5 grades Rising 6 – th 8 grades Rising 6 – th 8 grades
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Topic: ES: Programming MS: Robotics ES: Robotics MS: Programming MS: Programming

Location: Lorain County Community College – Elyria 1005 North Abbe Road Elyria, OH 44035 Langston Middle School 150 N Pleasant Street, Oberlin, OH 44074 Admiral Ernest J. King Elementary 720 Washington Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052 Longfellow Middle School 305 Louisiana Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052 Lorain County Community College – North Ridgeville 32121 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO MEET BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: 1. Currently reside in Lorain County. rd th th th 2. Will be enrolled in the 3 - 5 or 6 - 8 grade in the Fall of 2014 Student Selection Process: Students interested in being selected to participate will need to turn in a complete Application Packet before the Friday, February 28, 2014 deadline. Up to 20 students will be selected for each camp based on their application (10 points), essay (60 points) and letter of recommendation (30 points). Students will be notified of selection in early April. Application Packets can be downloaded from the TECH CORPS website http://goo.gl/ESRMsS or you can find out where to pick up one by calling the TECH CORPS Office at 614.583.9211.
TECH CORPS is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring all K-12 students have equal access to the technology programs, resources and skills to enrich their education today and to prepare them to successfully compete in the technology-driven marketplace tomorrow. www.techcorps.org

Techie Camp: Student Application Form
Please complete this application packet and return it to TECH CORPS before 5:00pm on Friday, February 28, 2014 to ensure that your child is considered for the Techie Camp program. Your application is not complete without all the required signatures and documents. You will be notified via email and phone call of your child's acceptance in the program in early April. You are encouraged to submit your application at your earliest convenience. Child’s Full Name: Gender: Current School: School District: Parent/Guardian Full Name: Mailing Address: Primary Phone: Email: Current Age: Grade in Fall, 2014: ______________________

This information will only be used for reporting purposes and not for student selection : Please check one: ____ My child receives free or reduced lunch. ____ My child does not receive free or reduced lunch. Student Ethnicity:

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Asian/Pacific Islander Native American Indian Other __________________________

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Black/African American White/Caucasian

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Hispanic/Latino Multiracial

Please rank order (1, 2, 3 – with 1 being your first preference) to indicate your grade appropriate camp preference. If your child is not available to attend one of the weeks, do not include it in your ranking. TECHIE CAMPS: Date: July 7 – July 11 July 14 – July 18 July 21 – July 25 July 28 – August 1 August 4 – August 8 Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM 9:00AM – 4:00PM 9:00AM – 4:00PM 9:00AM – 4:00PM 9:00AM – 4:00PM Grade Band: rd Rising 3 – th 5 grades th Rising 6 – th 8 grades Rising 3 – th 5 grades Rising 6 – th 8 grades Rising 6 – th 8 grades
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Topic: Programming Robotics Robotics Programming Programming

Location: Lorain County Community College – Elyria 1005 North Abbe Road Elyria, OH 44035 Langston Middle School 150 N Pleasant Street, Oberlin, OH 44074 Admiral Ernest J. King Elementary 720 Washington Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052 Longfellow Middle School 305 Louisiana Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052 Lorain County Community College – North Ridge 32121 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039 Yes No

Rank Order Your Preference

Has your child participated in any other TECH CORPS Programs? If yes, please indicate program, location and year.

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Essay: Why do you want to attend Techie Camp?
To complete the application and for consideration, students must submit a hand-written essay. Please use the space provided and add additional pages as needed. Well-written essays will center on why the student wants to participate in the Techie Camp program including their interest in technology and engineering and their commitment to attending all of the sessions. (500 words max.) STUDENT NAME:

RECOMMENDATION FORM
(Must be completed by student’s Mathematics or Science Teacher)

Techie Camp Application Applicant (Student) Information Full Name: Last Address: Street Address City Recommender’s Information Full Name: Last Title: Phone:

Gender: First M.I. Apartment/Unit # State ZIP Code

First Relationship to applicant: E-mail Address:

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What do you know of the applicant’s interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and computers?

Which personal qualities stand out in the applicant? Are there any personal strengths or weaknesses you want to point out?

Additional Comments:

Application Packet Check List
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Complete and sign the application Complete essay (500 words maximum) Recommendation Letter from Mathematics or Science Teacher
Disclaimer and Signatures:

_____ I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. _____ I also have the willingness and ability to attend all camp meetings on time. _____ I certify that I, the parent/guardian of the above student, will support my child’s participation by ensuring that he/she arrives to camp on time and ready to participate.

Student Signature:

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Parent/Guardian Signature:

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Completed Application Packets can be mailed or faxed to: TECH CORPS Attn: Nordson Sponsored Techie Camps 112 Jefferson Avenue, #3 Columbus, OH 43215 FAX: (614) 340-9840 (please call to confirm that your fax was received)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014
Questions? Call TECH CORPS Office at 614.583.9211 DO NOT FILL BELOW THIS LINE FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY Components: Completed Application Essay Recommendation Total Notes: Maximum 10 60 30 100 Reviewer __ Reviewer __ Reviewer __