Showcase of Mobile Computer Science Principles (Mobile CSP) Projects

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Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

100 Bigelow St

Holyoke, MA 01040

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Who should attend? Principals, school counselors, teacher colleagues, participants' friends and family, and anyone interested high school computer science education.

What is the Showcase for Mobile CSP Projects? A dozen Mass. high school teachers will spend 4 weeks this summer designed to prepare them to offer the new Computer Science Principles course in 2016-17. They'll go through the entire yearlong course, make their own mobile apps, and prepare to teach their students. This event, the final afternoon of the program, is part info-sharing, celebrating completion, and showing off the socially-relevant moble apps the teachers created. Join us!


11 am - Tour of the Mass. Green High Performance Computing Center (optional)

12 noon - Check-in, lunch, networking (be our guest for lunch)

12:30 pm - Welcome & update on computer science education in Massachusetts

12:50 pm - Overview of Mobile CSP

  • What is Mobile CSP? Why another AP computer science course?
  • Welcoming all students into CS - tips for counselors

1:10 pm - Teacher Project Showcase

  • Teacher Project Showcase of Mobile Apps they created this summer (and will teach students to do next year)

1:40 pm - Certificates & Group Photo

1:50 pm - Closing remarks


What is Mobile CSP? Mobile CSP is an AP Computer Science Principles course that focuses on mobile computing:

  • Build socially useful mobile apps
  • Project-based focus
  • Emphasis on writing & communication
  • Fosters collaboration & creativity

Who is leading the PD?

Facilitator: Beryl Hoffman, Assoc. Prof. of Computer Information Technology, Elms College, Chicopee, Mass.

Master Teacher: Kelly Ogden, Math and CS teacher, Littleton (Mass.) High School

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

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center is convenient and free. There is a 15 space lot in front of the facility, and a 39 space lot on the opposite side of Bigelow Street. Either is just a short walk from the front door.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Renee Fall,, 413-577-4431

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100 Bigelow St

Holyoke, MA 01040

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