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Friday, June 3 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Learn and Teach Coding with Processing (in-person)

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I would like to share Processing with other educators as a language for their students to learn coding. Processing is a visually engaging, Java-based language. For those unfamiliar with Processing, students use code to create graphics and animations so they SEE their code in action. We use it as the primary language of our Coding II (CTE: Career and Technical Education) curriculum to teach programming, introducing students to Java's syntax and preparing them for AP Computer Science A.

In our session, we will learn about Processing and engage with a few practice activities using Processing's online Javascript editor (p5.js). Processing will allow us to create beautiful designs as we learn Javascript. Though there are some differences between Processing (Java-based) and p5.js (Javascript-based), this will allow anyone with any device to participate.

For anyone interested in learning more after our session, I am willing to meet with you in-person or virtually to share our curriculum with you that we have built. Our curriculum is written for Processing (Java-based), but can be readily modified for p5.js (Javascript), Processing.py (Python), and other language libraries.



Austin Spreng

Teacher, Horizon High/Adams 12
Austin Spreng is a math and computer science teacher in Adams 12 Five Star School District. He has used Processing in his Coding II course (formerly Intro to Computer Science). Austin is passionate about promoting education in computer science and related fields for all students and... Read More →

Friday June 3, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MDT

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