Workshop Presenter: Rebecca Dovi of Patrick Henry High School - one of the CS Principles Pilot teachers. See http://hcps.us/phhs/comsci/cs_principles_year_2.htm for more information.
Location: MS&E building, room 1224
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm Monday - Thursday and 8:30am - 11:30am on Friday
Parking: Please park in W23. Click here for a map and look for W23 on the map.
This workshop will begin to prepare teachers to teach the non-programming part of the new Computer Science Principles (CSP) course. For more information on this new course see http://www.csprinciples.org. The National Science Foundation would like to have 10,000 teachers ready to teach this course by 2016-2017 when it will be offered as an Advanced Placement course. Please note that this course will not be an AP course until the 2016-2017 school year.
Thanks to our National Science Foundation grant we may be able to pay for the hotel if you live more than 30 miles from Georgia Tech for Sunday-Friday (2 teachers per room). We will let you know if your expenses will be covered after you register. We have limited funding for this so apply early if you need a hotel. If you would prefer a private room you can pay 1/2 the hotel cost ($67.50 for half). We do not cover alcohol or room service! Due to last minute cancellations and no shows, we require a $75 room deposit to be paid up front which will returned upon completion of the workshop. We will cover parking for teachers who stay at the hotel and reimburse parking for teachers who do not stay at the hotel. We will pay for lunch for all teachers. Space is limited to 30.
Educators will be provided with workshop materials, lessons and handouts that they can readily put to use in the fall.
Teachers will learn:
Hands-on activities for teaching each big idea (especially big data and internet topics).
How to use the community of practice website to ask questions, find resources, and share resources
How to implement and grade the portfolio assessments
How to pace the course
How to use free on-line tools in the course
Monday June 17
· Overview and Approach to the material
· Brief look at the CS principles documents
· Unit 1: Computers in Society - do activities
· Go over the documents: Big Ideas, etc
o Elbow share - read a section, discuss w/group then report back
· Writing in CS Principles
· Community of Practice website
Tuesday June 18
· Overview of Portfolios
· Unit 2: The Internet Unplugged - do activities
· Portfolio Focus: Internet
· Elephant in the Room: coding
· Unit 3: Show me the Code
Unit 4 Algorithms - do activities
Wednesday June 19
· Unit 5: Data - do activities
· Online tools for Data
· Portfolio on Data
Thursday June 20
· Approach to Programming - embedding other CS topics while covering code
o Unit 6: Questions
o Unit 7: Repetition
o Unit 8: Arrays
12:30pm-1:00pm Speaker: Polo Chau - Making sense of big data: combining data mining and visualization
· Portfolio on Programming