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Summer 2007 Workshops
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Default Summer 2007 Workshops - 04-13-2007, 10:50 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 days of instruction in Alice; 1 day instruction in Media Computation; and 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
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)
Camera control

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

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