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An award-winning summer camp program that teaches kids coding and offers other technology-related activities is making Peachtree Corners its seventh location. Kids 4 Coding, which has camps in Roswell, Lawrenceville, Alpharetta and at two sites in Massachusetts, will hold classes for kids ages 7 to 16 at Prototype Prime, the tech start-up incubator at 147 Technology Parkway.

Company co-founders AnnMarie Laramee and Denise Detamore started the camp six years ago to help kids gain “tech readiness” in whatever fields they eventually choose to enter. “STEM education can lead to some of the best jobs in the world and right now we have a shortage of skilled workers. There are some international schools that incorporate coding into the daily curriculum starting in kindergarten!” Laramee said.

In addition to coding, summer campers are taught other skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving and perseverance, “which helps in any area of study,” she said.

Kids 4 Coding’s week-long classes will be offered from June 10 to July 26 and will be taught by computer science and engineering majors “recruited from top colleges,” the program’s website says. With one exception, classes start at $339 for the half-day program and $579 for the full-day program, with a $30 discount for early registration.

Courses for younger kids come with a dizzying array of titles such as Star Wars Droids + AR Design, Minecraft + Circuitry + Drones, Team Robotics & Programming, and Creative Code: Art, Music & Game Design. Kids ages 10-12 can take courses such as Mobile Apps + Augmented Reality and can learn to build laptops they can take home at the end of the week.

Once their Pi-Top laptops (see pi-top.com) are built, the students will use them to learn the fundamentals of coding in the Python programming language. This course costs $639 half-day and $879 full-day.

Older kids at camp will learn to code with Python, build mobile apps using JavaScript code and use Game Maker to program, design and animate games for all computer platforms and mobile devices.

While their education is serious business, Kids 4 Coding is also about having kids having fun. “We believe fun enhances learning and inspiration,” Laramee said. “Meshing screen-time with hands-on engineering improves student engagement.” ■

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Record number of Cornerstone Students Qualify for Duke TIP

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Half of the 7th grade students at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Peachtree Corners qualified for the highly selective Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). That’s the highest number of qualifying students in school history.

The Duke TIP supports academically talented students in grades 4 through 12. The non-profit organization offers above-grade-level testing, enrichment resources, residential summer programs, online courses and more. To qualify, students must score at or above the 95th percentile on accepted tests.

Twenty-seven students are being recognized. Congratulations go to: Sean Balderas, Landon Clement, Jack Coates, Ella Floyd, Rayna Garland, Hannah Gartin, Alice Griffin, Madeline House, Julia Jackovich, Melina Jackson (not pictured), Ethan Lewis, Philip Liebenberg, Alana Magley, Jack Merrill, Matthew Mitchell, Parker Moore, Eleanor Moran, JJ Neeb, Andrew Schemmel, Connor Schenke, Manuel Schlicht, Patrick Stephens, Emily Wallace, Lizzie West, Allie West, Kendall White and Caroline Yates.

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Meet New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Abbott

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Karen Abbott is the author of Sin in the Second City, American Rose, and Liar Temptress Soldier Spy, which was named one of the best books of 2014 by Library Journal, Christian Science Monitor, and Amazon. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, newyorker.com, and other publications. Her next book, The Ghosts of Eden Park, tells the story of “the Bootleg King, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked jazz-age America.”

Join Gwinnett County Public Library and meet Karen Abbott on Friday, August 30 at 7:00 pm at the Peachtree Corners Branch, 5570 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. Free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154.

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Photo/Video Workshop for Kids: From Shutterbug to Social Media Influencer

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Date:  Thursday  August 29, 2019

Location: City Hall

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Level:  All levels

Ages: 8 to 18 (Parents welcome to join as well) Must live or work in Peachtree Corners.

In this seminar for youth (and their parents), we will be discussing the basics of modern photography and video production – the tools, the techniques, and the costs of equipment, software, and training. We will also be discussing how to create compelling images and video for school, competition or social media. We will take a real look at the opportunities and the dangers of social media and how to best protect your children if they are producing content for social media.

We will have an extended Q&A session with professional photographers and filmmakers as well as social media experts. For questions or to register contact Jim Stone at jstone@tytancreates.com

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