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Barbara Conover asked me to announce this workshop on my blog so here goes:




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:

And funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, these workshops are designed and particularly appropriate for instructors wishing to:

  • Decrease the attrition among computer science students
  • Attract students into computer science
  • Provide a programming component for a computer literacy course
  • 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 (approximately) 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
  • Teaching tips
  • Curricular models
  • Instructional materials
  • Transitioning to Java/C++
  • Alice in an existing CS curriculum
  • 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:

 If you would like to attend, please fill out and submit the form below. Please note that these workshops are completely  free of charge.

Full Name


Your University, College or High School

I would like to attend the following workshop(s):

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