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Mobile CSP

An AP Computer Science Principles Course Endorsed by the College Board

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Mobile CSP Workshop at CSTA

The Mobile CSP team (Chinma, Pauline, Jim Veseskis, and Ralph) traveled to Chicago to the
2014 CSTA Conference to present a 3-hour workshop on the Mobile CSP curriculum.

1st Annual Mobile CSP Expo is a Huge Success!

On Thursday, May 22nd, the 1st Annual Mobile CSP Expo was held at Trinity College. Students who participated in the Mobile CSP course during the 2013-2014 academic year were invited to demonstrate the apps they had created during the course. Approximately 50 students participated in the event.

Mobile CSP Students Win 1st Place!

Rep. Elizabeth Esty says, "We've got some great entrepreneurs out there!" as she announced the winners of her Congressional "Design Your Own App" Competition, also referred to as the House App Challenge. She announced the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners today.

1st Annual Mobile CSP Expo

The 1st Annual Mobile CSP Expo is just around the corner!  

Mobile Apps for Hartford

On behalf of the Mobile CSP team, I am pleased to announce that this summer we will launch a new program in partnership with the City of Hartford. The program, Mobile Apps for Hartford, will provide 20 high school students who have completed the Mobile CSP course, with summer employment, sponsored in part by the City of Hartford. Mobile Apps for Hartford will begin July 7th and will run concurrently with the Mobile CSP 2014 Summer PD for a total of 6 weeks.

Mobile CSP Workshop @ SIGCSE 2014

The Mobile CSP project hosted a workshop at the 2014 SIGCSE Conference in Atlanta.  The workshop, Mobile Computer Science Principles: A Professional Development Sampler for Teachers, provided a hands-on look at the Mobile CSP curriculum, including App Inventor and CSP lessons, rubrics and assessment materials.  

CT-CSTA Delivers CS Petition to Education Commissioner

Led by Chinma Uche, President of the CT-Computer Science Teachers Association, representatives of CT-CSTA delivered a petition calling for teaching computer science in CT schools, to the CT Commissioner of Education, Stefan Pryor.  Mr. Pryor was not present to accept the petition, which was accepted by his Administrative Assistant.  Pictured at left in the Commissioner's office are CT-CSTA members, Ralph Morelli (Trinity College), Bradley Kjell (CCSU), Uche, and Pauline Lake (Trinity College).  

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President Obama plugs computer science

 

 

Here's a video made by President Obama to plug computer science on the kickoff to CS Education Week (Dec 9-13, 2013)

This Week in App Design

In the spirit of Thanksgiving last week, Students created a simple "Gobble App" that when the users presses a Turkey image it "plays" a gobble sound. It was quick and easy app that students enjoyed. Students then took the Mid-Term exam. Scores are almost done with the majority of students doing well if not exceeding explications. We completed the Searching & Sorting section of the course in which students found it quite interesting watching the many different variations of Searching algorithms.

Mobile CSP Course Materials

In the summer of 2013, the Mobile CSP team, along with help from two of our Mobile CSP Massachusetts teachers, developed curriculum materials for the Mobile CSP course. The materials are split into two categories: App Inventor and CSP. The App Inventor lessons are based on App Inventor 2, which is scheduled for release in December 2013 and all are viewable online via Google docs. The lessons follow a basic format:

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