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04-13-2007, 09:50 AM
Summer 2007 Workshops
• Learning to Program with Alice
• Alice and Media Computation

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2007
(The workshops are free!)

Led by the experts:
• Dr. Stephen Cooper, Saint Joseph's University
• Dr. Wanda Dann, Ithaca College

and funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, these workshops are designed and particularly appropriate for those wishing to:
• Decrease the attrition among computer science students
• Attract students into computer science
• Provide a programming component for a computer literacy course
• Appropriate for high school instructors, to aid in AP CS courses

Two three (3) day workshops will be offered on the teaching of Alice and Media Computation together in a CS1 course:
1. July 26-28 on the campus of Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
2. August 1-3 on the campus of Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
This workshop will include (approx) 1 ½ days of instruction in Alice; 1 day instruction in Media Computation; and ½ day instruction on combining the two for teaching CS1.

Learning to Program with Alice workshop will be offered August 8-10 on the campus of California State University, in Dominguez Hills, California. Workshop will include:
• Introduction/review of the Alice environment
• Scene set-up
• Programming constructs, including objects and classes
• Interactivity
• Teaching tips
• Curricular models
• Instructional materials
• Transitioning to Java/C++
• Alice in an existing CS curriculum
• Advanced topics: Arrays and Lists (Visual and Non-Visual)
• Sound
• Camera control

All workshop materials will be provided. For more details concerning accommodations for each workshop, please visit:
http://visualization.sju.edu/aliceworkshops (site should be up and running 4/17)

If you would like to attend and of these workshops, please email bconover@sju.edu. Please note that these workshops are completely free of charge.

04-19-2007, 06:38 PM
I tried emailin bconover@sju.edu as directed, and received an automaated reply form "Systems Administrator" saying:

bconover@sju.edu on 4/19/2007 7:30 PM
The e-mail account does not exist at the organization this message was sent to. Check the e-mail address, or contact the recipient directly to find out the correct address.

What would be the correct address?


04-20-2007, 12:23 PM

Please try emailing Barbara once again. She has informed me that campus email was down for a 30-minute period during the day you emailed her -- it was just bad luck that you happened to send her mail during this time.

05-02-2007, 09:29 AM
I noticed on the Aliceprogramming.net site that there was a workshop in July in Pittsburgh for learning to program with Alice. However, your thread doesn’t mention it. I emailed Barbara for information but never heard back. I see the registration deadline has now passed. Questions:

Is there a workshop in Pittsburgh?

Is there a chance to still register?

I am a High School teacher who is very interested in adding Alice to a programming class I teach. Any information would be helpful.

Thanks in advanced.

05-02-2007, 10:53 AM

Yes, there is a workshop in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University. I don't know why Barbara has not gotten back to you, but I will contact her and see what I can do.

Center for Visualization
05-02-2007, 01:29 PM
I received your email on
"At 09:06 AM 4/26/2007"
and I responded to your email on
"Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 11:43:20 -0400"

Please email me again, if you did not receive this email.



05-03-2007, 08:02 AM
Received the email from Barbara.......Thanks so much.

12-27-2011, 11:19 AM
Thanks for informing us and updating us with the information..I know this workshop will really good and innovative where one can learn many things..And the most important thing is that it is led by experts...