This opportunity is part of the Center for Creativity’s winter 2019 transformED professional development series.

Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to teach early computer science principles through creative projects where students create 3D animations, interactive narratives, or simple games. Alice motivates learning through creative exploration and is designed to teach logical and computational thinking skills and fundamental principles of programming. It’s the perfect environment for students to start getting hands-on with computer science.

This training session will teach the basics of Alice software and how to lead introductory lessons and student projects across a range of subject matters. By the end of the training, participants will be comfortable building scenes, creating simple animations, and teaching programming to students.

This training is the ideal starting point for educators participating in the Alice Challenge, a new competition that invites middle and high school students in the Pittsburgh region to create 3D animations, engaging games, or immersive experiences using the Alice programming environment. Learn how students can get involved at www.alice.org/alice-challenge.

Teachers participating in this training session are eligible to receive Act 48 continuing education credits.