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Mobile Computer Science Principles (Mobile CSP) Info Session Feb 2017


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Since many schools are closed for a snow day, we changed our face-to-face info session to an online info session! Please join us and spread the word to your colleagues.

Who should attend? 

Massachusetts high school teachers, curriculum directors, AP coordinators, principals, superintendents, and school leaders interested in bringing computer science to their students. 

Learn about

  • How to engage students in building mobile apps for Android devices using the blocks-based App Inventor programming language.
  • The details of the College Board's new Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (AP-CSP) course.
  • How the Mobile CSP course provides a mobile app themed-implementation of the AP CS Principles course and is endorsed by the College Board.
  • Summer 2017 professional development options for Mobile CSP in Massachusetts, including financial support for teachers & schools.


Beryl Hoffman, Mobile CSP Facilitator, Assoc. Prof., Computer Information Technology, Elms College 

Renee Fall, Project Manager, CAITE; PI, Western Mass ECS Hub, College of Information and Computer Sciences, UMass Amherst

Join the virtual meeting via Zoom - 3 easy steps

1. If you don't have the Zoom video conferencing tool, download it here.

2. Then use this Zoom link to join the video conference meeting.

3. Or call 646-558-8656 to join by phone and use Meeting ID 846 132 934.

Applications for PD are open and due March 1

The Mobile CSP PD will be hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, Mass. the summer of 2017. 

Summer Hybrid Workshop runs June 26 – July 21, with weeks 1 and 4 in-person in Holyoke, weeks 2-3 online. Teachers from a distance may apply for travel or lodging support.

One of the conditions for the PD is that your school agrees to teach the course in 2017-18. Teachers are encouraged to apply ASAP (even before the Info Session).

Details and application at:

As always, contact us with questions or comments!



Have questions about Mobile Computer Science Principles (Mobile CSP) Info Session Feb 2017? Contact CAITE




CAITE (Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education) works with educational institutions and organizations in Massachusetts to address under-representation in Massachusetts’ innovation economy. Based at UMass Amherst's College of Information and Computer Sciences, CAITE works on K-16 education pathways to broaden participation in computing. At the K12 level, CAITE supports teacher professional development, educational policy development, and district engagement. More information at

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