Students from the REACH Center at Rice Elementary School will visit Northeast High School on Thursday, November 3, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. to learn about computer animation programming. The REACH Center at Rice Elementary includes students from Rice, Barden, Burghard, Morgan, and Riley Elementary Schools.
The elementary students will receive one-on-one training from high school students as they learn about computer animation programming, specifically Alice Programming, which is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create stories.
"Alice teaches object-oriented computer programming with animated characters," says Jacqueline Bowman, Computer Technology teacher at Northeast. "My students and I thought that it would be a fun way to introduce computer science to young children."
The experience is designed for elementary students to observe students in high school using technology on a higher level and to inspire them to continue exploring 21st century technology as they continue through middle and high school. It is also meant to encourage students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
"We want students to be able to compete in the 21st century world of technology," says REACH teacher Linda M. Thomas.
Northeast High School is located at 1646 Upper River Road. For more information about the event, contact Northeast Principal Dr. Quinton Green or teacher Jacqueline Bowman at (478) 779-4100.