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Division of Extended Programs

SuperQuest The Dalles

2013 Summer SuperQuest Conferences AUGUST 21 - 23, 2013

Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles, Oregon this year will be a 3-day SuperQuest Conference.


Daily Conference Schedule:

  • 8:15am - 9:00am ~ Registration
  • 9:00am - 11:30am ~ Workshop
  • 11:45am - 12:45pm ~ Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm ~ Workshop

Graduate Credits

Graduate credits are available through Western Oregon University for $50 a credit. Confirm the class(s) you are interested in registering for and wanting credit, confirm the correct CRN# on the registraiton form and submit to Division of Extended Programs. Registration for credit must be recieved no later then the last day of class. You can add multiple classes to one Registration form if needed. (if you take two seperate workshops you can use one form for both)


Course Title and Description REG Forms 1 or 2 credits
CS 607 FLL/FIRST LEGO Robotics: This session is designed for teachers and mentors interested in teaching an after school or classroom LEGO Robotics activity, FLL team, or camp. This class is self-paced so complete beginners will get as much out of it as veterans. Beginners will leave able to program robots using the most common graphical language elements such as switches, loops and waits. More experienced attendees can gain valuable insights into advanced concepts like MyBlocks, Bluetooth, variables, screen manipulation, parameter passing, etc. The class will also cover classroom and team management, tips and tricks, dos and don'ts for FLL teams, mechanical best practices, etc. It is recommended that participants provide their own PC or Mac (OS X) laptop and headphones. It's also helpful to bring your own LEGO Mindstorms NXT set(s) but those are available for checkout if needed

CRN# 1598

1 cr REG

CRN# 1597

2 cr REG

CS 607 FTC Robotics: The LEGO NXT computer combined with the Tetrix mechanical system is a powerful robotics system for 8-12 grade students. This is a great next step for older students after they have mastered LEGO Robotics or for high school students starting out fresh. Use the skills learned in this class to coach a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team or to run your own high school robotics unit. This self-paced class will give you solid footing in how to program using the RobotC language and an understanding of common building techniques. Alternatively high school teachers could use RobotC with the LEGO NXT system to create a strong introduction to programming class. For those already familiar with RobotC, exploration into advanced elements of running an FTC team is available. This course is led by Dale Jordan, a highly experienced FTC coach and current Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program (ORTOP) key volunteer.

CRN# 1583

1 cr REG

CRN# 1584

2 cr REG

Beginning Game Maker for Grades 3-12: The Game Maker program is a fantastic gateway for your students into software creation. Most students begin Game Maker using drag-and-drop commands, which allows them to create simple games quickly. While more advanced students can use the Game Maker Language to create programs that use networking and 3D, this class will concentrate on using the drag-and-drop features, and focus on how to modify game elements to give your students ownership of their games. This class will cover basic use of Game Maker, give examples of assignments and grading, and list resources that will help to get your class up and running quickly.


1 cr REG


2 cr REG
Scratch Programming 1.4 Basics and Exploring Beta Version 2.0's Exciting New Features: Would you like to wrap math, reading, writing, music, art, game making and critical thinking all into easy lessons that will bring exclamations of delight from your students? This class about Scratch Computer Programming will empower your students and their learning though
presentations geared specifically for K-5 Teachers. But if you are new to Scratch and teach grades 6 - 12 this is a great introduction and you will be able to easily adapt/create lessons for your grade level. You will leave the workshop with copy ready handouts as well as some
detailed lessons and resources for use right away. Guaranteed to be Fun!
We will be using Scratch Version 1.4 as well as the exciting components of the 2.0 Beta version –web cam motions controlling the program, vector graphics, animation features and amazing sounds controls. The instructor has 30 years of experience teaching at all levels - Kindergarten through College. The class allows you to start mastering all the components. Scratch can be applied to any subject matter and has been successful taught from kindergarten through college.

CRN# 1646

1 cr REG

CRN# 1647

2 cr REG



Susan Griffin, Program Manager

(503) 838-8483 or 1-800-451-5767 (V/TTY)