Mobile CSP

Mobile CSP


An AP Computer Science Principles Course Endorsed by the College Board

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Mobile CSP Teachers Report Strong Engagement Among Students

The Mobile CSP project gathers lots of data from teachers and students.   Here are some snapshots of data received from 24 teachers who taught the course during the 2014-15 school year. The teachers were asked to respond to the following question:

To what extent do you think the following things have happened in your Mobile CSP course this year?

 and given the choices of:
  • Generally true
  • Somewhat true
  • Not very true
  • Not at all true

Mobile CS Principles on edX

Trinity College offered an edX course featuring part of the Mobile CSP curriculum.  The course, Mobile Computing with App Inventor - CS Principles, was a good first MOOC experience.

Chinma Uche: Why Teach Computer Science

Bob Greenberg has added a nice video of Chinma to his Brainwaves Video Anthology, a collection of short videos by some of America's leading educators.

Gallup Report on CS Education

Google commissioned a report, Searching for Computer Science: Access and Barriers in K-12 Education by the Gallup organization that has some interesting information about the state of CS education in U.S. schools and the attitudes toward it by parents and administrators. 

2015 Connecticut Teachers Complete Summer PD

2015 TeachersTeachers in the 2015 cohort completed the Connecticut edition of the Mobile CSP Professional Development course. This year's PD used a hybrid model -- three weeks of in-person classes and three weeks of online work. Weeks 1, 3 and 6 were held on the Trinity campus.

Mobile CSP @ CSTA 2015

Mobile CSP Workshop Team

Members of the Mobile CSP team (left-to-right Ralph, Jen, Elizabeth, Pauline, Chinma, and Chery) held a workshop on "Teaching Computing Through Mobile Technology" at CSTA 2015 (Computer Science Teachers Association).   The workshop was attended by 45+ teachers.

Award Winning Mobile CSP Teachers

Three Mobile CSP teachers received Teacher of the Year or Educator of the Year awards in their districts for 2015. Congratulations! 
Melissa Fearrington was named 2015 Educator of the Year for the Simsbury school district.

Summer Cohort Reunion

Teachers from the Mobile CSP classes of 2013 and 2014 visited this year's cohort to share pizza and stories of the joys of teaching Mobile CSP in their classrooms.
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2015 Connecticut Teacher Cohort Begins Summer Course

A group of 12 Connecticut teachers began a six week Mobile CSP course.

At left, Mobile CSP co-PI, Chinma Uche, is leading five of the teachers through the binary odometer lesson, one of the lessons borrowed from CS Unplugged.  What number is that?  Looks like a 5?  

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.
Mobile Computer Science Principles Ralph Morelli, Chinma Uche, Pauline Lake and James Veseskis The CS Principles (CSP) Project is an effort to develop a language-neutral, breadth-first advanced placement (AP) course in CS. MobileCSP is an effort to train high school teachers to teach a CSP course

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