Purdue Summer Teacher Workshop

Purdue UniversityFrom July 25th to July 27th, 2016, Purdue University’s Department of Computer Science will be hosting teachers for a three day workshop focused on the seven big ideas of the new AP Computer Science Principles course, and on building a community of practice for Indiana CSTA members. Each day will feature a mix of workshop sessions and open time for collaborative lesson planning and activity development.

The seven big ideas of the new AP CS Principles course include abstraction, creativity, data, algorithms, programming, the Internet, and global impact. These ideas will feature in this new 2016-17 AP course, but can also be worked into existing courses. Purdue faculty and staff, along with current Indiana Hoosier-Heartland CSTA members, and members of the Michigan State University EPET program will lead sessions focused on these ideas.

Participants will receive PGP points for their time at the workshop as well as a stipend. Those interested in staying on campus will be housed in First Street Towers on campus at no additional cost.

Teachers interested in participating in the workshop should complete the form at the following link: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a8A5fAYkJOjss6N

Those that have further questions should contact Phil Sands (psands@purdue.edu).