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The Institute for Computing Education (ICE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is pleased to offer a College Board endorsed CS-AP workshop July 21-25th 2008 for CS A and AB teachers. The workshop will take place at the Regency Suites Hotel (see Room) located at 975 W. Peachtree, Atlanta GA. The hours for this workshop are from 9am - 4:30pm Monday - Thursday. On Friday July 25th 2008 the workshop will start at 9:00am and end at 12:00pm. Teachers who complete the workshop will receive 3 PLUs. This course will be taught by Barbara Ericson of Georgia Tech.

You must have experience in Java before taking this workshop! If you do not have Java experience, but do have programming experience you must take the Intermediate Programming in Java July 14-17th 20008 workshop firrt. You should teach this material for a year or so before taking the AP workshop. However, you can take the AP workshop the same summer that you take the Intermediate Programming in Java workshop if you have taught Java for a year or more.

If you have no programming experience you should take the Computing in the Modern World June 17-20th 2008 and perhaps the Beginning Programming in Java June 23-26th 2008 workshop and teach either the Computing in the Modern World and/or Beginning Programming course for 1-3 years first.

This workshop is aimed at new and existing CS-AP A and AB teachers. The workshop will have lots of hands-on exercises that teachers can use in their classrooms. This workshop will cover object-oriented concepts, the case study, and the exam. The workshop will use a variety of activities to help you understand these concepts: lecture, role-playing, small programming assignments, and object-oriented analysis and design using CRC and UML. We will use examples from Media Computation for teaching some of the concepts. Media Computation is teaching computing concepts by writing programs that manipulate media. For example, negate an image, mirror an image, reverse a sound, weave music phrases in a linked list. Students at Georgia Tech have found Media Computation to be interesting and relevant even if they are not computer science majors. We will show AB teachers how to teach data structures using programs that manipulate media.

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundataion we will pay for Georgia teacher's room, board, and parking if you are from outside of the Atlanta area (live > 30 miles from Georgia Tech). Teachers will be staying at the Regency Suites hotel and their site address is Guests will be staying two teachers to a room unless s/he wishes to pay the addtional cost for a private room which is $64.50/night. Out of state teachers will need to cover their own hotel, parking, and meals (except lunch which is included). For other nearby hotels see Hotels near Georgia Tech for 2008.

The tuition for the workshop is $450 per person. A deposit of $125 must be received by June 23, 2008. The balance is due by July 7th, 2008. The deposit is refundable until June 23, 2008. Checks or purchase orders should be made out to the Georgia Institute of Technology. Space is limited to 30, so please send your deposit as soon as possible. Send your payment to:

Georgia Tech, CoC
Institute for Computing Education
ATTN: Felicia Auzla, ICE Programs
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280
Fax: 404 385-0965

Please fill out this Word document TeacherDevAgreement-2008.doc and have it signed by your principal and fax it to Felicia Auzla at 404 385-0965. See AP 2008 Completed Form for a list of teachers we have received this form from. Your application is not complete until we have this form!

You can apply at See for the list of teachers who have applied. We will notify you in about 2 weeks as to the status of your application. Remember that your application is not complete until you fax in the form above with the teacher's and principal's signature.

We will be posting more information here nearer to the workshop date. Agenda for AP 2008

People to Notify:
Dr. Rex Wallace, Jackson County Comprehensive High School,
Regina M. Daigre, Henry County High School,

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