Mobile CSP

Mobile CSP


An AP Computer Science Principles Course Endorsed by the College Board

About Mobile CSP

Mobile Computer Science Principles

The Mobile Computer Science Principles course (Mobile CSP) satisfies all requirements of the College Board's new AP Computer Science Principles course, which has been designed to help broaden participation in computer science among high school girls and underrepresented minorities.

The Mobile CSP course uses the visual programming language, MIT App Inventor, to provide a rigorous, programming-based introduction to computer science using a project-based curriculum.  Students learn computer science by building socially useful mobile apps.  In this way, student learning will be associated closely with their interests and grounded in their schools, their homes, and their communities.

The Mobile CSP project has the following main goals:

  • To develop a rigorous AP-level CS  Principles course based on mobile computing and to disseminate it for free to schools that wish to offer the AP CS Principles course.
    • A complete set of free, openly licensed, Mobile CSP curricular and instructional materials is available here.
  • To provide effective professional develop and ongoing support for teachers who wish the teach the Mobile CSP course in their schools.
    • A complete set of free Mobile CSP lesson plans, video exemplars, best-practice suggestions, and other classroom resources is available here
    • Professional development opportunities for teachers who wish to teach the Mobile CSP course are available in a variety of formats, including online, in-person, and self-paced.  Click here for details.
  • To sustain computer science education in high schools.
  • To broaden participation in Computer Science among girls and underrepresented minorities.

AP CSP Endorsement

AP CSP EndorsedMobile CSP is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider of curriculum and professional development for AP® Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). This endorsement affirms that all components of Mobile CSP’s offerings are aligned to the AP Curriculum Framework standards and the AP CSP assessment. Using an endorsed provider affords schools access to resources including an AP CSP syllabus pre-approved by the College Board’s AP Course Audit, and officially recognized professional development that prepares teachers to teach AP CSP.

CSforAll Consortium

CSforAll ConsortiumMobile CSP is a proud member of the CSforAll Consortium and is committed to supporting the mission of expanding access to CS education for all K-12 students. 
 

NCWIT

National Center for women & information technologyThe Mobile CSP project collaborates with the National Center for Women & Information Technology through it's Counselors for Computing program, and it's K-12 and Academic Alliances. Both Trinity College and the College of St. Scholastica are members of the Academic Alliance.