Mobile CSP

Mobile CSP


An AP Computer Science Principles Course Endorsed by the College Board

Mobile CSP Pathfinders 2018

Participate in Mobile CSP Pathfinders during Summer 2018!

Infosys Foundation Pathfinders Summer Institute

CS and Making PD opportunity at Pathfinders Summer Institute July 15-20, 2018 at IU Bloomington. More at InfyPathfinders.org

What is provided?

Infosys Foundation USA will host the Pathfinders Summer Institute 2018, an intensive week of in-person professional development in Computer Science and Making, at Indiana University Bloomington from July 15-20, 2018. Over 800 US K-12 US public school teachers will convene at #InfyPathfinders for high-quality hands-on training.  Mobile CSP is proud to announce that it will be one of many curriculum providers participating in this event!

Teachers attending the Mobile CSP Pathfinders one-week professional development immersion experience will:

  • learn to use the Mobile CSP curriculum to teach College Board's AP Computer Science Principles course
  • be part of a professional learning community, supported by a master teacher experienced with Mobile CSP
  • receive academic year support from a master teacher and through an online discussion forum
  • have access to the Mobile CSP student curriculum and teacher materials (discussion forum, lesson plans, & assessments)
  • receive travel support to IU Bloomington

How much does it cost?

The Mobile CSP Pathfinders course costs $2,298 ($1,998 + $300 for post PD support; free for the first 30 US public school teachers after 100% funding from Infosys Foundation USA and National Science Foundation).  Pathfinders fees cover course tuition, housing, conference meal plans, airport transfers, and flights, if applicable. Learn more at InfyPathfinders.org.  

Eligibility & Application

Preference will be given to teachers who...

  • are high school teachers, teaching in grades 9-12 (Required)
  • are planning to teach the CS Principles course in the 2018-19 OR 2019-20 academic year
    Note: we will ask that you submit a signed principal's approval form verifying you are planning to teach the course
  • are at schools that do not currently offer computer science courses
    Note: we can accept a limited number of participating teachers and schools with CS experience, but please apply as we have openings

If you do not meet these criteria, please see our other available PD options at http://www.mobile-csp.org/participate.

Prerequisites for teachers: Teachers will need to provide their own smartphone or tablet. (Note: App Inventor currently works on Android, but should work on iOS for the 2018-19 year. If it’s not available at the time of the workshop, Mobile CSP will have Android tablets available to use during the PD.) Teachers will also need to complete about 5 hours of pre-work in our online course.

Apply Now! Applications for Pathfinders Summer Institute are now open. All K-12 public school teachers are invited to apply. Special consideration will be given to high-needs schools, teachers from underrepresented communities, those new to teaching CS and Making, and districts demonstrating significant commitment to these subjects. 

Select "Mobile CSP Pathfinders" as your course selection on the application

You'll also need to upload a completed Administrator Letter of Support (Mobile CSP)

Click the link above, copy the text into a text editor, edit the text, and save as a text file to upload during the application process.

 

Questions? Please contact us at info@mobile-csp.org