[NHDOE-ETNews] Four Week Summer Workshop on Mobile Computer Science Principles

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Mon Feb 29 12:06:05 EST 2016

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ITEM:  Four Week Summer Workshop on Mobile Computer Science Principles

Manchester is a regional site for the Mobile CS Principles Professional Development<http://mobile-csp.org/> (http://mobile-csp.org/) program. Mobile CSP* takes a mobile approach to computer science.  Students learn the principles of computer science through projects focused on building socially useful mobile apps using App Inventor -- apps that have meaning to them or their school or community.

Manchester Mobile CSP PD is organized by the University of New Hampshire in partnership with the Mobile CSP Team. The PD consists of a fully online 4-week summer workshop, June 27 - July 22, 2016, followed by support throughout the school year.

The summer workshop is offered to a cohort of 10 regional teachers. Last year, only one teacher in one school in New Hampshire taught the Mobile CSP course. The goal of the Manchester Mobile CSP PD is to increase tenfold the teaching capacity of the Mobile CSP courses in 2016-2017!

Participating teachers, if interested, have the option to engage in face-to-face learning activities at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab in Manchester during the first and last week of the summer workshop, Monday - Thursday, June 27 - June 30 and July 18 - July 21.
Accepted teachers will receive a stipend of $4000 for successfully completing the summer workshop plus a $1000 upon teaching the Mobile CSP course, submitting research data, and participating in PD activities during the 2016-17 school year. See more information about the PD eligibility and expectations<http://mobile-csp.org/?q=node/56> (http://mobile-csp.org/?q=node/56). Because one of our primary goals is to broaden participation in computing, we will accept applications from schools that wish to offer the Mobile CSP course as a non-AP course.

Mobile CSP is one of the CS Principles courses that will be endorsed by the College Board <https://www.collegeboard.org/releases/2015/college-board-and-nsf-to-bring-computer-science-classes-to-high-schools> (https://goo.gl/h7wsNm) for 2016 - 2017. Participating teachers will receive all of the pedagogical materials needed to teach the complete course.

To apply, please visit our PD page<http://mobile-csp.org/?q=participate> (http://mobile-csp.org/?q=participate).

Apply early - funds are limited!

Please don't hesitate to contact Mihaela Sabin at mihaela.sabin at unh.edu<mailto:mihaela.sabin at unh.edu> if you have questions about the Manchester Mobile CSP PD.

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