Intro to Python: Cryptography
Dates: June 15 - 19, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Age: Rising 5th - 9th Grades
Location: Keim Center Computer Lab
Program Description: Test your mettle decrypting secret codes, solving puzzles, and unraveling mysteries! Campers will learn about the history of code - breaking and develop problem solving habits that have helped prominent scientists crack the code. They will learn about different types of ciphers, the fundamentals of the Python programming language, and how to craft password generators and encoding apps. No coding experience necessary! The instructor will differentiate for more experienced coders via a series of challenges through which campers can level up their programming and algorithmic thinking skills.
What do I bring to camp? Water Bottle.
Instructor: Anna Lawrence joined the Ravenscroft faculty as an U/S Computer Science instructor in 2018, she is a true computer science unicorn! She has experience as both an IT consultant and a full-time CS faculty member. Her educational philosophy focuses on design as play, harnessing students' passions to foster curiosity, and cultivating a classroom where each student feels valued and understood. She designs innovative, project based curriculums that empower students from diverse backgrounds to discover the beauty and utility of computer science.
Anna has taught Web page design, Intro CS, Honors CS, AP CS and CSP. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from NCSU, a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and has attended Columbia University's Klingenstein Institute for Early Career Teachers. During her tenure as a boarding school teacher, she headed a dormitory and directed a school-wide community service program. She is pursuing graduate level work in computer science, and in her free time, she experiments in her workshop with 3D printing, mold making, costuming, electronics, glass etching and game design.