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North America Oracle Academy members learn about teaching programming basics in a virtual environment

Denise Hobbs
Regional Director, North America

On April 14, 2020, North America Oracle Academy member educators had the opportunity to attend a live webinar, Using Alice to Teach Programming. The session offered an overview in teaching students Java programming basics in a virtual environment.

Tyra Crockett, Oracle Academy Sr. Marketing Manager for North America, and Alice Project Executive Director, Eric Brown, presented a live webcast providing an overview of Alice and highlighting tips and tricks on how to engage students virtually using the software. More than 90 educators joined the webcast and experienced a demonstration of the tool, plus participated in a lively question and answer session on best practices.

Additionally, educators learned how to access Oracle Academy hands-on workshops, which make first experiences with computing fun and engaging for students. These workshops allow educators to leverage best academic curriculum practices like project-based learning and assessment tools. Our Java workshops include Getting Started with Java using Alice, which teaches programming concepts through developing 3-D animations.

Oracle Academy understands and values educators as partners who are empowered to facilitate innovative student learning in and outside the classroom. As part of our free resources, we offer access to Oracle Academy workshop resources to all Individual and Institutional members.

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