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CS Principles

Several courses have been developed and pilot tested that incorporate the College Board’s AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework.

To further evaluate five options look the the following: Available CS Courses

View to compare the High School Curriculum available.

NOTES:
  • The updated CS 501 course material used in the second cohort utilizes much of the Mobile CSP material.  There is a workshop available this summer, Professional Development for High School Teachers.
    • The Mobile CS Principles project (Mobile CSP)  is accepting applications for its 2016-17 professional development (PD) course.
    • The PD consists of a 4-week summer course (starting June 27) that can be taken either online or in a hybrid format (2 weeks online and 2 weeks face-to-face), followed by PD support throughout the school year. Availability of the hybrid format will depend on whether there is a supported Mobile CSP site (TBD) in your vicinity.
    • Accepted teachers will receive a stipend for successfully completing the PD plus and additional stipend for teaching the AP Mobile CSPcourse during the 2016-17 school year.
  • The Code.org AP CSP workshop is this summer:
    • Applications for the Computer Science Principles Professional Development offered through Code.org has recently opened  Application information can be found at the following website: CS Principles Application select the “(ID) IDLA all Idaho schools” as your district.  The registration deadline is the end of February.
    • Commitment:
      • 5 days (30 hours) in person.
        • Idaho participants will attend the training on: July 18-22 in Salt Lake City, UT
      • Continuing Professional Development: (September – June)
        • 4 days (24 hours) in-person, hosted locally around the nation
        • 20 hours online, self-paced
    • Who can Participate?
      • The CSP Educator Development Program is open to teachers in partner districts who are interested in teaching the Code.org CSP course. In order to participate in this program, educators need only demonstrate a commitment to delivering the Code.org CSP course in their classroom during the 2016-17 school year by having a slot on their school’s master schedule.
      •  IDLA and Code.org has partnered to make this professional development opportunity available to Idaho teachers.
      • If you have any questions about the Code.org Idaho professional development training opportunities, contact Jennifer Caprile at 208-342-0207 ext 2123 or jennifer.caprile@idla.k12.id.us
  • Project Lead the Way has a fee associated thus you will want to review this option with your district representatives.