I received a pair of announcements about summer workshops for teachers at Carnegie Mellon this summer. having attended a number of workshops at CMU over the years I have come to respect them as about the best learning opportunity a teacher can have. They are also wonderful networking opportunities as some of the best and the brightest of high school computer science teachers attend and help with these events. I have quoted the announcements below with hotlinks in the titles.
Carnegie Mellon will host an Alice Institute for interested high school and college instructors June 28 – July 3. Plan on arriving on Saturday, June 28. This institute will explore the Alice programming environment for all teachers looking for an effective and engaging tool to introduce students from middle school through college level to programming and Computer Science. Working with nationally recognized experts in Alice, a tool developed at Carnegie Mellon, teachers 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.
Cost for the workshop is $275. The workshop fee will include materials and opening dinner/closing lunch; all other meals are on your own: if your school district is paying, you must add in an appropriate per- diem to cover meals. The cost for single-occupancy, on-campus housing at Resnik Hall is $360. Unfortunately, we are not equipped to accept school purchase order or credit card payments.
Carnegie Mellon will host a summer workshop for AP Computer Science high school teachers July 27 – August 2 (plan on arriving on Sunday, July 27). The workshop is intended for teachers who have one year teaching experience in Java. This week is appropriate for experienced teachers of the current A or AB curriculum. Through lecture, demonstrations, and lab assignments, participants will work with experienced Computer Science instructors developing an understanding of these topics, and teaching methods for presentation in their own classroom setting.
There will also be an extensive exploration of the new Advanced Placement Computer Science Case Study, “GridWorld”.
Cost for the workshop is $450. The workshop fee will include materials and opening dinner/closing lunch; all other meals are on your own: if your school district is paying, you must add in an appropriate per- diem to cover meals. The cost for single-occupancy, on-campus housing at Resnik Hall is $360. Unfortunately, we are not equipped to accept school purchase order or credit card payments.