Coding Camp

Dear Parent/Student,

Greetings all, and congratulations on your acceptance into the Computer Coding Workshop!

The Agenda for the day is below

Where to go:  William Johnston Building – rm 2010  (

We look forward to working with your students tomorrow, and I’m sure they are excited as well. Here is all the information you need for tomorrow. Please remember that there is absolutely no fee for this workshop. The workshop will take place from 10 AM to 4 PM in the William Johnston Building, room 2010.


We ask that you please sign your child in when you arrive and leave a phone number where you can be contacted. We will have regular bathroom breaks throughout the day as well as a break for lunch. Students will need to bring their own lunches, as well as any snacks they may want. For the safety of our machines, food and drinks will not be allowed at the computers and will need to be consumed outside of the classroom.

We ask that you make arrangements to pick up your student at 4 PM when the workshop ends. If you need to pick your student up sooner that is fine, but please let us know.   I will be serving as the emergency contact during the workshop. I will have my cell phone on me at all times if there is a need to reach the coordinators or your student. If you text me please include your name and the name of your student.

If you need any further information you can email me and I will get back to you by tonight.  Thank you for registering for the “Computer Coding Workshop” to be held Saturday at FSU.

I look forward to seeing you!




Time Essential Question Objectives Activity
10:00 – 10:15 What is Computer Bugs and who are we? 1. Learn the names of the mentors.2. Explain what is Computer Bugs. Introduction
10:15 – 10:30 Pre-Survey
10:30 – 11:15 What is inside a computer? 1. Analyze and describe the parts of a computer.2. Expand the common acronyms for parts. Computer Dissection
11:15 – 12:00 How do computers interpret 1s and 0s? 1. Analyze the binary number system.2. Demonstrate conversions between binary and decimal. Binary Numbers
12:00 – 12:45 Can computers think? 1. Describe what is a Turing Test.2. Analyze the results of the test. Turing Test

12:45 – 1:30 Snack/Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 How clear should instructions to a computer be? 1.  Provide clear, concise instructions to a “computer”. PB&J Programming
2:15– 3:45 How can we use what we’ve learned so far to make a computer program? 1. Write a simple computer program.2. Analyze common programming patterns and data structures.3. Write a more complex computer program. Hackety Hack
3:45 – 4:00 Post-Survey