CSP4T - Computer Science 4 Teachers Course
Jun 30, 2015
The Alameda County Office of Education's Core Learning team, in partnership with Google CS4HS, is offering a new 8-month program to train secondary teachers to integrate Computer Science Principles into their teaching. This is a great opportunity for Alameda County educators interested in expanding not only their own skills, but the career and college pathways for their students in this new digital age.
Computer Science Principles is a new AP course designed to be a more inclusive course designed to introduce a wider range of students into the world of computer science. It was born out of a need to offer a rigorous course that highlighted the creative aspects of computer science that were lacking in the traditional Advanced Placement CS course. It is also designed to make CS more relevant, focusing on connections between computers and society, as well as algorithms, data, and abstraction.
In this course teachers can either prepare to deliver the new AP CS course, OR actively integrate these principles into their existing curriculum.
CSP4T will meet at the ACOE office once a month between August and February of 2016. We will offer a stipend of $800 to teachers who attend a minimum number of sessions, complete the course assignments, and participate in the community of practice.
There will be an online learning component to the course, and all participants are expected to collaborate online and share lessons and experiences with the cohort.
For more information, visit http://csp4t.acoe.org