Mobile CSP

Mobile CSP


An AP Computer Science Principles Course Endorsed by the College Board

Professional Development for High School Teachers

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Registration for Summer 2018 PD - Now Open!

See below for a description of our 2018 PD program, including locations and dates.

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Goals

The Mobile CSP Professional Development (PD) program aims to prepare teachers to teach the College-Board endorsed Mobile CSP Advanced Placement (AP) course. The PD is designed to be accessible to teachers new to computer science (CS) as well as experienced CS teachers. The PD is focused on providing teachers with:

  • CS content knowledge required to confidently teach the Mobile CSP curriculum to high school students.
  • Pedagogical approaches and techniques to effectively support collaboration and equity in the classroom.
  • Curriculum materials include all lessons, videos, handouts, rubrics and assessments used in the classroom.
  • Lessons plans and other resources that map the curriculum to the College Board's CS Principles framework.
  • Mentoring from a master teacher and continued professional development and support throughout the school year.

PD Options and Mentoring

The Mobile CSP program offers two types of PD tailored to support individual teacher backgrounds in a flexible schedule and format. Participating teachers are organized into small 10-12 person cohorts that are mentored by a Mobile CSP Master Teacher during both the PD itself and the subsequent school year.

  • Immersion PD. This is a 50 hour professional development course (including out-of-class assignments) recommended for teachers who have significant background in CS, such as college courses in CS, experience teaching CS, or extended self-study of CS. For example, Exploring Computer Science and AP CS A teachers would typically have sufficient background for Immersion PD.
  • Extended PD. This is a 90-100 hour professional development that is equivalent to taking a college-level CS Principles course. This PD is recommended for teachers with no prior education or teaching experience in computer science. The PD is offered in a variety of formats including:
    • A 4-week intensive summer experience either online or in a geographically-based blended format (part online and part in person).
    • An extended experience (such as 12 weeks in an online or blended format) offered on a rolling basis during the entire calendar year.
    • A 3-credit graduate course through the College of St. Scholastica, learn more at css.edu/csedcert.

Credentials Offered

Mobile CSP acknowledges the achievement of every teacher who completes the PD program by awarding one of the following:

  • A Certificate of Participation is given to all teachers who complete the professional development, indicating the number of PD hours.
  • A Certificate of Achievement is given to all teachers who successfully complete the PD, achieving at least 70% on both the final exam and programming performance task.
  • Graduate Education Credits can also be earned through the College of St. Scholastica by earning a Certificate of Achievement and completing a student work analysis paper while teaching the course. (Cost: $150/credit. Available in either an Immersion (2 credit) or Extended (3 credit) basis, based on Carnegie Units of 120 hours for 3 credits.)

Fee Schedule and Scholarships

Apply now for a scholarship!PD fees are used to compensate the Mobile CSP Master Teachers and to cover the project's administrative expenses. The fees cover participation in the PD, mentoring throughout the school year, periodic webinars on topics of CS content and pedagogy, free access to all teaching and classroom resources, and access to the Mobile CSP teacher dashboard for the 2018-19 school year. Fees are due one month before the PD starts. Information about our refund and cancellation policy and procedures can be found here.

Good news! Mobile CSP has NSF-funded scholarships available. Learn more

  • Immersion Course: $1500
  • Extended Course: $2500

Locations & Dates

Immersion PD (50 hours)
StateLocationDatesRegistration
CaliforniaSan Francisco, CA (University of San Francisco)July 9 - July 13Register Here
ColoradoGolden, CO (Colorado School of Mines)
Note: Costs are $1000 for teachers in Colorado; $1500 for teachers outside of Colorado
July 23 - July 27Register Here
IndianaBloomington, IN (Indiana University Bloomington) - PathfindersJuly 15 - July 20Register Here
Massachusetts

-Framingham, MA (Framingham State University): free for MA AP teachers
-Holyoke, MA (Mass. Green High Performance Computing Center): free for MA AP teachers 

June 25 - June 29

June 25 - June 29

Register Here

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MinnesotaDuluth, MN (College of St. Scholastica) - More InformationJuly 28 - Aug 1Register Here
MontanaButte, MT (Montana Tech) June 25 - June 29

Register Here

(contact Jeff Braun jbraun@mtech.edu after 3/1/18)

PennsylvaniaNewtown, PA (Bucks County Community College)July 23 - July 27Register Here
ONLINE*NEW* ONLINE IMMERSION 50 HoursJuly 9 - July 20Register Here

 

Extended PD (90-100 hours)
StateLocationDatesRegistration
Connecticut

-Hartford, CT (Trinity College)
-Monroe, CT (Masuk High School)
-New Haven, CT (Southern Connecticut State University)

July 9 - August 3 (weeks 1 and 4 in person, weeks 2 and 3 online)

July 23 - August 17 (weeks 1 and 4 in person, weeks 2 and 3 online)

June 25 - July 20 (weeks 1 and 4 in person, weeks 2 and 3 online)

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GeorgiaValdosta, GA (Valdosta State University)June 25 - July 20 (weeks 1 and 4 in person, weeks 2 and 3 online)Register Here
Massachusetts-Framingham, MA (Framingham State University): free for MA AP teachers
-Holyoke, MA (Mass. Green High Performance Computing Center): free for MA AP teachers

June 25 - July 20 (weeks 1 and 4 in person, weeks 2 and 3 online)

June 25 - July 20 (weeks 1 and 4 in person, weeks 2 and 3 online)

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New HampshireManchester, NH (University of New Hampshire at Manchester)TBARegister Here
New JerseyUnion, NJ (Kean University)July 9 - August 3Register Here
VirginiaRuther Glen, VA (Germanna Community College)July 2 - July 27Register Here
TexasMcAllen, TX (Code/Interactive & South Texas College)
*This PD is full. Please consider signing up for Pathfinders or for online PD. If you are interested in organizing a cohort in other areas of TX, please email us at info@mobile-csp.org
April 9th - June 13thClosed!
ONLINEONLINE

January 29th - April 28th

June 4th - July 1st

June 18th - July 22nd (no PD July 1 - 7th)

 

July 30th - August 26th

September - November 2018

Closed!

Closed!

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If you are interested in Mobile CSP professional development, but not ready to register for a PD yet, please complete our PD Interest Form.