ALL NEW!! ALL GIRLS Creating Animation with Alice
An Amazing Introduction To Coding Just For Girls!
with Dr. Sharon Jones
Meet the instructor: Dr. Sharon Jones
My name is Dr. Sharon Jones and if you are reading this, then you are potentially opening up a bright future for your daughter in the job market.
I have been teaching programming to younger students for 14 years now. My involvement in SAS programs and K-12 to specifically strengthen students' understanding of technology has led to the 2015 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineeering and Math) Leader of the Year Award.
The Charlotte Business Journal awarded me this recognition, because they recognize the importance of innovative ways to encourage technological growth in our communities.
Hence the reason, why I believe this workshop will help your daughter as well.
Our ALL GIRLS workshops with Dr. Sharon Jones are back in January 2018 with students attending THREE in-depth hands-on workshops with Alice - an open source educational drag and drop programming language for creating animations using 3D models. No previous coding experience is required - 100% Beginner Friendly!!
Recommended Ages: 10 through teen.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY SALE!
ALL THREE WORKSHOPS Regularly $189 - SPECIAL PRICE $169
A total of 9 Hours of engaging hands-on instruction!
Dates and Times:
Alice for Beginners: January 7th- 1:30pm-4:30pm
Intermediate Alice: January 21- 1:30pm-4:30pm
Advanced Alice: February 4th- 1:30pm-4:30pm
Special Price of $169 is good through midnight Sunday, December 17, 2017
GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE! DETAILS ARE ON THE REGISTRATION FORM.
Small Class Size limited to 12 students! Don't miss this great opportunity! Reserve Your Daughter's Spot Today!
Alice for Beginners
Date and Time: January 7th- 1:30pm-4:30pm
Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D. Unlike many of the puzzle-based coding applications, this workshop is an introduction to Alice virtual world concepts and skills. We will provide exercise options for participants to apply the scene editing skills. We will explore the following skills:
• Creating a New Scene
• Switching between the Editors
•Saving a World
• Adding an Object to a Scene
• Positioning an Object
• Turning Objects
• Scaling Objects
• Manipulating Sub Joints (Object Parts)
Scene View Manipulation
• Using the Camera Controls
• Change the Camera View
• Using Camera Views
Students will leave with knowledge of programming concepts as well as a virtual world project they have created themselves!
Date and Time: January 21 - 1:30pm-4:30pm
Intermediate Alice will build on the Beginners workshop and will begin to dive into the programming concepts included in the Alice software. We will walk through the introduction of the Alice built-in procedures which are the fundamental building blocks of Alice programs. Along with a basic overview of the code editor interface and code building skills, we will provide options for participants to use the code editing tools and debrief the experience at the end. Students will leave with a working project!
Alice Basics Review
• Navigating the Alice Code Editor
• Adding procedures to an Alice program
• Running an Alice Program
• Modifying a procedure’s execution with add details…
• Changing a procedure’s position in myFirstMethod
• Modifying a procedure’s arguments
Using a procedure on a subjoint
• Copying and Pasting a Procedure
Deleting a procedure
• Scene View Manipulation
Using a Do in Order and a Do Together
• Camera Markers
• Using Camera Markers to Program Camera Moves
Date and Time: February 4th- 1:30-4:30
Alice helps students develop technical skills and encourages them to explore their creativity, all while making something meaningful. Advanced Alice will capitalize on the previous two workshops. We will continue to work with more complex coding techniques and will challenge the students to create 3D animations, engaging games, or immersive experiences using the Alice programming environment. The challenge projects can be in one of three categories:
• Animation: Animations can be linear or interactive narratives that tell a story or build an environment.
• Games: Games can be of any genre such as a driving game, quiz game, or whatever you can make. All games must have a goal for player interaction.
• Good Neighbor: Inspired by the legacy of Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers), this category is about creating experiences for social good. These projects can be animations, games, or whatever you can imagine.