Vern Ceder - Director of Technology from 1996 to 2011
Email: vceder <AT> canterburyschool.org
Vern was Canterbury's Director of Technology since the position was created in 1996. He also taught programming (in Python, Java and C) and AP Computer Science at the high school.
Turtlelab - An environment to make beginning Python programming with the turtle library more beginner-friendly. Source and wiki is here.
- "Building a Web Site with Django", CLC Linux Club, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, April 28, 2012.
- "Introduction to Python", CLC Linux Club, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, Oct 22, 2011.
"Python for Linux System Adminstration", a day-long tutorial at Ohio LinuxFest, Columbus, OH, September, 2010 and 2011.
"Hitchhikers Guide to Linux System Adminstration" day-long tutorial given at HECC (Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators), Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 18, 2010.
Vern has presented talks (mostly on Python or Programming in K-12 education) at a number of venues:
- "Linux in the Cloud", CLC Linux Club, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, Oct 7, 2011.
"Python in Education: Teaching It and Teaching with It" (panel with Zac Miller, Maria Litvin, Bruce Elkner, Brian Brumley), PyCon, Atlanta, GA, March, 2011; ISTE, Philadelphia, PA, June, 2011; ChiPy North, Mundelein, IL, Sept 29, 2011.
"Python TNG: What's New in Python 3", presented to the IndyPy meetup, Indianapolis, IN, June 24, 2010.
Introduction to Linux Shell Scripting given at HECC (Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators), Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 14, 2008 and Nov 13, 2009.
Python TeacherTutorial - given to teachers at Naperville, IL, June 4, 2008
PyCon - the annual Python programming conference
- K12 Open Minds - The only national conference for FOSS in K12 education is K12 Open Minds in Indianapolis. In 2007, Simon Ruiz and I presented on LUG's and the community and how they might interact, and in 2008 I organized a panel discussion on the same topic featuring David Trask, Knut Yrvin, and Simon Ruiz. I also attended NCOSE's day long summit at K12 Open Minds in 2008.
Fort Wayne LUG Talks
Vern also has edited some of Nathan Yergler's Tkinter lessons from the very first advanced Python class we taught a Cantebury. They can be found on the TkinterLessons page.
Professional Development Log
Both for my own benefit and for my school's administration, I've created a page noting professional development activities .