Alice Institute

Contact: 
Don Slater
dslater@cmu.edu

Carnegie Mellon will host the Alice Institute for interested high school and college instructors. This Institute will consist of two workshops. The first workshop will be focused on Alice 2.2 and will be held June 19 - June 24. This workshop will explore the Alice 2.2 programming environment as an effective and engaging tool to introduce students from middle school through college level to programming and Computer Science, perhaps in preparation for a CS 1 course.

The second workshop will be focused on Alice 3, and will be held June 26 - July 1. This workshop will explore the Alice 3 programming environment as an effective and engaging tool for students in a Computer Science 1 or Advanced Placement course in Java.

Working with nationally recognized experts in Alice, a tool developed at Carnegie Mellon, teachers in both workshops will develop an understanding of Alice, and teaching methods suitable for presenting Alice in their own unique environment. The workshop is appropriate for any instructor who is considering or currently using Alice in a pre-CS1 or CS1 course.