Mobile CS Principles Showcase

Twelve Massachusetts high schools are bringing the new AP Computer Science Principles to their students next year. Please join us on Friday, July 22 in Holyoke, Mass. to see the results of these teachers' 4-week professional development experience at the Mobile CS Principles Project Showcase. Who? principals, school counselors, teachers, anyone interested in high school computer science education (please forward this to your school counselors) Where? Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, Holyoke, MA When? Friday, July 22 - 12 noon - 2 pm (optional facility tour at 11 am) Lunch provided for advanced registrants. Who should attend? Principals, school counselors, teacher colleagues, participants' friends and family, and anyone interested high school computer science education. What is the Showcase for Mobile CSP Projects? A dozen Mass. high school teachers will spend 4 weeks this summer designed to prepare them to offer the new Computer Science Principles course in 2016-17. They'll go through the entire yearlong course, make their own mobile apps, and prepare to teach their students. This event, the final afternoon of the program, is part info-sharing, celebrating completion, and showing off the socially-relevant moble apps the teachers created. Join us! Schedule 11 am - Tour of the Mass. Green High Performance Computing Center (optional) 12 noon - Check-in, lunch, networking (be our guest for lunch) 12:30 pm - Welcome & update on computer science education in Massachusetts 12:50 pm - Overview of Mobile CSP What is Mobile CSP? Why another AP computer science course? Welcoming all students into CS - tips for counselors 1:10 pm - Teacher Project Showcase Teacher Project Showcase of Mobile Apps they created this summer (and will teach students to do next year) 1:40 pm - Certificates & Group Photo 1:50 pm - Closing remarks