Dec 19th 2009 - AP Computer Science A - GridWorld and How to Teach Difficult Concepts
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The Institute for Computing Education (ICE) is proud to host an Advanced Placment workshop on Saturday, Dec 19th 2009 from 8:30am - 3:30pm at Georgia Tech. Teachers must attend the entire workshop and do 4 hours of additional work to get 1 PLU. All teachers must register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=on7bNdHnS56naZM43SFmZg_3d_3d. Georgia public school teachers must also register at http://www.ctaern.org for workshop CTAERN2750. Please bring a laptop if you have one, or notify us if you need to borrow a laptop. This workshop will take place in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 1456 (see Directions to the Klaus Advanced Computing Building).
Teachers will learn about the changes in the AP exam for 2010. They will gain hands-on experience with GridWorld. They will gain hands-on experience with working with 2 dimensional arrays. They will learn about resources that they can use to help prepare their students for the exam. We will have a discussion of how to teach difficult concepts like inheritance, abstract classes, polymorphism, recursion, and sorting.
This workshop is free for Georgia teachers, and if you live > 30 miles from Georgia Tech we will pay for your hotel for Friday night (2 teachers per room), Friday night dinner, and Sat breakfast. If you would prefer a private room you can pay 1/2 the hotel cost. We will cover parking for Georgia teachers who stay at the hotel and reimburse parking for Georgia teachers who do not stay at the hotel. We will pay for lunch for all teachers. Space is limited to 30.
Please bring a laptop if you have one, or notify us if you need to borrow a laptop.
Out-of-state teachers pay $140. Checks for $140.00 should be made out to Georgia Institute of Technology and sent to:
College of Computing
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280
Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Her phone is 404-894-6858.
8:30am - 9:00am Introductions and an overview of the AP CS A exam
9:00am - 10:30am Changes in 2010 - working with 2D arrays, interfaces, and integer constants
10:30am - 10:45am break
10:45am - 12:00pm GridWorld and extensions
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch break
12:30pm - 2:30pm How to teach difficult concepts: inheritance, abstract classes, polymorphism, recursion, and sorting
2:30pm - 3:15pm Resources
3:15pm -3:30pm Surveys
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