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 (full housing if you share a room, half cost of housing for your own room) 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.