Enliven your classroom and engage your students with Alice!

Let us introduce you to Alice!

Alice is a free teaching tool we’d like to share with you at a one-day, no-cost, Act 48-eligible training session in February in collaboration with The Alice Project at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center.

Alice can be used to engage students in any subject.

  • In English, it brings a whole new dimension to writing and storytelling
  • Using Alice, students can make great scenes from History come alive.
  • It’s a natural for Math because Alice can be used to teach concepts as simple as fractions or as complex as algorithms.

Alice is a visual programming language that helps students (and teachers) unfamiliar with computer science pick up the basic concepts of coding by designing animated stories and games with blocks of pre-written code.

It’s a great introduction to computer science for kids who haven’t in the past been oriented to the field — students from low-income households, minorities, girls and others.

You can learn how to use Alice and earn Act 48 credit by attending a one-day class taught by CMU professors:

Thursday, February 1

8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Lunch is included)

At the Consortium’s office

1100 Industry Rd., McKeesport, PA

We are keeping the class size very small—fewer than 20 educators will be able to attend—so reserve your place and register online now.

We want to make sure all participants leave with enough understanding of Alice to start engaging students immediately with this powerful tool.

Our registration form also provides information needed to help your kids enter the Alice Challenge, a region-wide contest for middle and high school students.