Mobile CSP

Mobile CSP


An AP Computer Science Principles Course Endorsed by the College Board

2017-2018 Professional Development for High School Teachers

Participation Options

There are three options: research (in which teachers are required to teach the course in 2017-18 and share data with us), non-research (teachers are not required to teach the course and do not have to share data with us), and Immersion Week (prefer teachers who are teaching the course).

  • Option 1: Mobile CSP Research Project (must commit to teaching the course in 2017-18 and sharing student data with Mobile CSP) Teachers receive from us a $1,000 stipend at the end of the summer and $1,000 at the end of the school year. These teachers may request an additional $3,000 as summer stipend from DonorsChoose.org. (Note: DonorsChoose.org is no longer accepting project submissions for the stipend element for these programs this summer.) We waive our $2,000 tuition for research participants. 
  • Option 2: Mobile CSP Professional Development Only (no 2017-18 commitment or student data sharing required) Teachers receive no stipend from us and must pay $2,000 in tuition to participate in the PD. These teachers may request $2,000 to cover their tuition and up to $4,000 for their summer stipend through DonorsChoose.org. (Note: DonorsChoose.org is no longer accepting project submissions for these programs this summer.)
  • Option 3: Mobile CSP Immersion Week in Duluth, MN Join us for a week long immersion experience into Mobile CSP professional development! (No stipends, should be teaching the course, travel costs are covered) Learn more. Application deadline - please apply ASAP to reserve your spot and make travel arrangements.

Format and Location Options

Regional PD - With Other Teachers from Your Region in groups of about 10 in a hybrid (a combination of two weeks in person and two weeks online) format.   (June 26 - July 21, 2017) The regional PDs meet in-person Monday-Friday the first and fourth weeks. The second and third weeks are completed online. In some cases this may vary. 

  • San Francisco, CA, University of San Francisco
  • Hartford, CT, Trinity College
  • New Haven, CT, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Holyoke, MA, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
  • Manchester, NH, University of New Hampshire at Manchester
  • Union, NJ, Kean University

Online PD - With Other U.S. Teachers Online in small groups of about 10 that will run concurrently with the regional PDs. (June 19 - July 22, 2017)

Immersion Week - With Other U.S. Teachers Online in large and small groups (60 teachers total, small groups of about 12). Learn more (July 16 - July 21, 2017)

Own Pace PD - Online at Your Own Pace.  You can work through the PD on your own with support from the community forum.  Click here to get started.

Mobile CSP Research Project
(includes summer PD)
Mobile CSP Professional Development ONLY (non-research)
Formats Online or Regional Online or Regional Immersion Week Own Pace Online
Dates June 19 - July 22 (online)
June 26 - July 21 (regional)
June 19 - July 22 (online)
June 26 - July 21 (regional)
July 16 - July 21 Available year-round
Tuition Fee Free $2,000** Free Free
Teacher Stipend $2,000 $0 $0, travel costs provided n/a
Optional Stipends* $3,000 + $90 fee $4,000 + $90 fee n/a n/a
Complete Student Curriculum X X X X
Complete lesson plans and resources X X X X
Formative Assessments X X X X
Summative Assessments Project administered Samples only Samples only Samples only
Online Community X X X X
Master Teacher Support X X X
Android Device X X X
Teacher Dashboard X X X

*Please note that teachers applying for funding through DonorsChoose.org will have the opportunity to raise funding and to receive 1-for-1 matching funds from Infosys Foundation USA for the amount they raise.  The funds raised will include a processing fee of $90 for CSTA who is handling the processing of this program.

Eligibility and Application

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions.