Alice Programming Workshops at Duke in Summer 2014

From: Susan Rodger <rodger@cs.duke.edu>
To: rodger@cs.duke.edu
Subject: Alice Programming Workshops at Duke in Summer 2014
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:21:55 -0500

There will be two Alice Programming Workshops at Duke University in Summer
2014 for K-12 teachers (best for grades 5-12).

Please pass this information on to others at your school.

Deadline to apply: Feb 6, 2014

(though we will continue to take applications and fill empty spots after this date)

1) There will be a two-week free beginner workshop on Alice (version 2)
at Duke University on July 7-11 and July 14-18, 2014. This workshop
teaches you Alice programming, and helps you develop Alice lesson
plans related to your discipline. The workshop is for K-12 teachers, with
preference to NC teachers, but we always take a few teachers from
outside of NC. This workshop is free and includes free lodging
(sharing a room with one other teacher) and several meals thanks to
support by the National Science Foundation with additional support by
IBM.

More Information and applications are now available here:

http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/alice/aliceInSchools/workshop14


2) There will be a one-week free followup workshop on Alice at Duke on June
16-20 for teachers who have previously attended the two-week Alice workshop
at Duke. Preference is for those who attended in 2013. But there is
likely room for those who attended one of our previous workshops and
have not been able to attend the followup workshop in the past.

Information and application on the one-week followup workshop is here:

http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/alice/aliceInSchools/workshop14


Alice is a virtual worlds programming environment for novices. With Alice
one can easily create interactive animations of stories or games. We work
with K-12 teachers of all disciplines to teach them how to program in Alice
and how to integrate animations into their discipline. An Alice animation
could be used as a possible project, instead of a poster, power-point
presentation or a model. For example, a language arts teacher may have
students create an animation of a book report. A science teacher might have
them create an animation to tell the story of how a volcano is formed. A
math teacher might have students animate a word problem. We have several
examples of curriculum materials and lesson plans that other teachers have
created here:

http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/alice/aliceInSchools/

In addition to learning about their disciplines, students will be learning
programming, which includes computational thinking and problem solving
skills.



Questions? Contact Kathy Menchaca, menchaca@cs.stanford.edu.

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Susan H. Rodger, Professor of the Practice
Computer Science Dept. Box 90129, Duke University, Durham NC 27708-0129
Email: rodger@cs.duke.edu URL: http://www.cs.duke.edu/~rodger
Phone: (919)-660-6595 Fax: (919)-660-6519