For new and experienced AP teachers
During this AP® Computer Science Principles APSI, you’ll explore the course Computational Thinking Practices and the components of the curriculum framework, including the big ideas, enduring understandings, learning objectives, and essential knowledge statements. You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will help ensure that your students can register for AP® Exams, have access to AP® Classroom and digital portfolio. After attending this APSI, you’ll understand the skills students will need to demonstrate to be successful in the AP® Computer Science Principles course and exam, including completing and submitting the Create Performance Task. You will learn how to incorporate the components of the curriculum framework, including the big ideas, enduring understandings, learning objectives, and essential knowledge, when building your curriculum. Participants will gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP® Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP® teacher community, and the AP® question bank. This APSI will also include discussion of recruiting and broadening participation in computer science courses.