Participants > Workshops

Workshops offered are:


Alice 2.3 (2-day)

Alice 3.1 (2-day or 4-day)

Alice and Media Computation (2-day)

NC Alice Followup workshop (5-day)

SC Alice workshop (4-day)

SC Alice Followup (2-day)

There will be several Alice or Alice-related workshops offered the week of June 17-21, 2013, before the Alice Symposium on June 17-18, and after the Alice Symposium on June 20-21. There is a small fee listed on the logistics/registration page to participate in workshops.

Workshops will run 9am-4pm each day, except Friday ending at 3pm. Note that the Alice Symposium on Wednesday starts earlier, 8:30am, and ends later at 5:15pm.

Here is a map of the buildings and Registration

Breakfast is at 8:15am near Registration on Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri. On Wednesday, Breakfast starts earlier at 8am.

Lunch and snacks are also near the Registration desk each day.

Tuesday night is dinner at the Durham Bulls Baseball Game. A bus will take people to the game from the Brookwood Inn at 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, and 7pm and bring people back to the Brookwood Inn at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. All other dinners are on your own. See the logistics page for suggested restaurants.

Workshop abstracts

  1. Alice 2.3 - Two-day workshop (Offered June 17-18, 2013)

    ROOM: Schiciano Auditorium Side A

    The Alice Project announces an Alice 2 workshop for interested instructors, to be held as part of the Alice Symposium at Duke University in Durham, NC. This workshop will be focused on Alice 2.

    Working with nationally recognized experts in Alice, teachers in these workshops will develop an understanding of Alice 2 and teaching methods suitable for introducing fundamental programming concepts using Alice 2. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the latest version of Alice 2 (2.3.3) as well as access to a wide variety of curricular support materials.

  2. Alice 3.1 - Four-day workshop (Offered June 17-18,20-21, 2013)

    ROOM: Schiciano Auditorium Side B

    Note: A participant can sign up for the first part of the workshop only (June 17-18) or the complete workshop (June 17-18 and June 20-21).

    The Alice Project announces an Alice 3 workshop for high school and college instructors as part of the Alice Symposium at Duke University in Durham, NC.

    Working with nationally recognized experts in Alice, teachers in these workshops will develop an understanding of Alice 3 and teaching methods suitable for introducing programming with Alice in an introductory programming course. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the latest version of Alice 3.1 as well as curricular support materials (eBook, presentation slides, videos, etc.).

  3. Exploring Wonderland: Alice 2.3 and Media Computation in Java - Two-day workshop (Offered June 20-21, 2013)

    ROOM: Schiciano Auditorium Side A

    Alice is a great way to introduce students to computing concepts with drag-and-drop programming, but students need to be able to transfer their understanding to a textual language like Java. Since Alice is engaging the materials in Java should also be engaging. Media Computation fills this need since it introduces computing concepts by having students write programs to manipulate pictures, sounds, movies, and text. With Media Computation students stay in a movie making context and learn how to do special effects for their Alice movies in Java.

  4. NC Alice Followup Workshop - Five-day workshop (June 17-21, 2013)

    ROOM: LSRC D106

    This workshop is for teachers who previously attended a Duke Alice Workshop and includes the Alice Symposium on June 19. Those teachers should not register for the Alice Symposium but rather sign up for this workshop on the Duke Alice Workshop page here.

  5. SC Alice Workshop - Four-day workshop (June 17-20, 2013)

    ROOM: LSRC D344

    This workshop is for teachers who have signed up for the SC Alice Workshop and includes the Alice Symposium on June 19. Those teachers should not register for the Alice Symposium but rather sign up for this workshop on the SC Alice workshop page here.

  6. SC Alice Followup Workshop - Two-day workshop (June 18-19, 2013)

    ROOM: LSRC D309

    This workshop is for teachers who previously took one of the SC Alice Workshops and includes the Alice Symposium on June 19. Those teachers should not register for the Alice Symposium but rather sign up for this workshop using this google form.

Laptop information

For those attending the two-day workshops, you will need to bring a laptop and a mouse is also recommended. In particular, please bring a laptop computer with at least 1 GB RAM (2 or more highly recommended). Also, please bring a 2- or 3-button mouse.The laptop may be a PC running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 or it may be a Mac running Mac OSX (Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion).

Notes: Alice 2.x and Alice 3.x run OK on some netbooks. However, many netbook models are not yet powerful enough to support 3D graphics animation. The major problem is a lack of enough Open GL in the video driver. We think "time is on our side" as we expect netbooks will become more powerful as the technology evolves.

We recommend you download the version of Alice from alice.org for the workshop you plan to attend before coming to the workshop.

There will be a night-before laptop checkin to make sure laptops are ready to go for the workshops.