Adventures in

Alice Programming

Duke University, Durham, NC

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Workshops 2017

We will run a ten-day Alice Beginner workshop for new teachers in June 2017. The dates are June 19-28, 2017. (We run every day 9-4, except Sunday noon to 4)

We will run an Alice Symposium (two-day followup workshop) June 20-21 for teachers who attended a previous Alice workshop. June 20 will be an Alice Symposium with speakers and posters. Teachers can submit to present a poster. June 21 will be an Alice2 to Alice3 workshop by the CMU Alice people. Teachers can attend either or both of these two days.

Thanks to funding from NSF and IBM these workshops are free, include lodging for K-12 teachers not in driving distance, include free breakfast and lunch, free parking and contact hours for CEU credits.

See Sample Alice videos for many disciplines.

For Attendees to our workshop, see links to the workshop pages in the column to the right for logistics, presenters, participants, and the workshop schedule.

APPLICATIONS are OPEN SOON for the Summer 2017 workshops.

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General Information/Preparation

Click here for information about logistics including lodging, and parking.

Information about the followup workshop is further below.


Two-Week Beginner Alice Workshop for Teachers

There will be a two-week introductory Alice workshop in June 2017 for teachers that want to learn Alice for use in elementary, middle and high schools.

This is a free workshop that includes housing (must share a room, no housing on weekend in between), breakfast, lunch, breaks, parking and contact hours for education credits. There is a small stipend. Travel is not included. Participants are expected to pay for their own travel to the workshop.

This workshop is targetted towards K-12 teachers (mostly 5th-12th grade) that would like to learn how they can integrate the Alice programming language into their curriculum and their students can integrate Alice programming into projects. Alice can be integrated into all types of disciplines: social studies, mathematics, language arts, science, technology, business, foreign language, music, art, etc. There is now a Spanish version of Alice for Spanish teachers.

  • The dates for the Beginner two-week workshop are:
    • Dates: Monday, June 19 to Wednesday, June 28 (ten days straight)
      Most days: 8:30am-4pm
      Sunday, June 25: noon-4pm
      Last day: 8:30am-3pm

  • What to bring to BEGINNER WORKSHOP IN JUNE:

    • Please bring a laptop (PC or Mac) with you. It is best to bring a laptop that is similar to what you or your students will use at school.
    • Download Alice Version 2 onto your laptop from alice.org . Get the latest version. There is both a mac and a pc version. You don't need to do anything with it yet, just download it to your laptop.
    • A thumbdrive would be useful to have.
    • Bring at least three digital head shots (.jpeg, .gif, .png, etc) of yourself and friends or family.
    • During week two you will be writing lesson plans. You may not need anything for that, but if there is anything that will help you with that, then please bring.

This is a hands-on workshop. We will be teaching you Alice version 2 and working with you on ideas as to how you can integrate Alice into your courses. It is best to download Alice Version 2 onto your laptop from www.alice.org before you come if you can. Alice Version 2 works well at all levels (3rd grade - 12th grade). We will talk about other versions of Alice at the workshop, but will focus on Alice Version 2.





Alice Symposium and Followup Workshop for Previous Workshop Participants

There will be two 1-day events for teachers who attended any one of our previous Alice workshops. You can attend both days or only one day.

On June 20 we will have an Alice Symposium with invited speakers and a poster session. On June 21 the CMU Alice team will run an Alice2 to Alice3 workshop.

These events include lodging for teachers who are not local, lunch, breaks, parking, and contact hours for credits. There is a small stipend. There are no travel funds, participants are expected to pay their own travel to the workshop.

  • The dates for these events are:

    • Alice Symposium: June 20, 2017 (8:30am-4pm Tues)
    • Alice2 to Alice3 Workshop: June 21, 2017 (8:30am-4pm Wed.)

  • What to bring to FOLLOWUP WORKSHOP IN JUNE:

    • For the Alice Symposium: You could present work you or your students have done relating to Alice. You could present with a poster, a demo or give a short talk. lan to talk about how you have been using Alice.
    • Please bring a laptop (PC or Mac) with you. It is best to bring a laptop that is similar to what you or your students will use at school.
    • Bring Alice on your laptop. You can download the newest version of Alice 2 if you want alice.org . There is both a mac and a pc version.
    • A thumbdrive would be useful to have.
    • We will spend some time writing lesson plans. You may not need anything for that, but if there is anything that will help you with that, then please bring.