2017-2018 MD AP CSP Training

The Computer Science (CS) Matters in Maryland professional development team would like to invite you to participate in our AP Computer Science Principles CSP training this year.

This collaborative research project is between the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the University of Maryland College Park, and Maryland high school computer science teachers. The project is focused on increasing the number of rigorous computer science classes offered across the state and the number and diversity of students taking these classes, and is funded by the National Science Foundation (Award CNS-1339265). You can learn more about this program and the participants at our website - http://csmatters.org.

Teachers are expected to commit to all project activities:

  • Participate in all scheduled in-person events, including:
    • a cohort kickoff meeting on Saturday, May 13, 2017;
    • a summer workshop at the USM Chancellor’s Adelphi Office (July 17-28, 2017);
  • Contribute weekly to an online community of collaborative instruction and support throughout the training period and academic year.
  • Assist in forming a professional learning community among computer science teachers throughout Maryland.

The summer workshop is designed for commuters, and housing is not provided. Teachers who are traveling more than 40 miles to the USM Adelphi site may apply for funding support to defray their travel expenses.

If you are interested in participating, please apply today.

We will contact you to confirm if you have been admitted to the CS Matters in MD AP CSP professional development.

The CS Matters in MD Team

Past Workshops

  • Summer 2016 Workshop I (experienced CSP teachers only): July 11-15 (hosted at University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Summer 2016 Workshop II (new CSP teachers only): July 18-29 (hosted at University of Maryland, College Park)
  • MD Computing Education Summit: April 12, 2016 (hosted at University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
  • Spring 2014 Opening Retreat: March 29, 2014
  • Summer 2014 Workshop 1: July 23 - July 27, 2014 (hosted at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
  • Summer 2014 Workshop 2: July 28 - July 30, 2014 (hosted at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
  • Autumn 2014 Closing Retreat: October 11, 2014
  • Spring 2015 Opening Retreat: May 9, 2015
  • Summer 2015 Workshop 1: July 6 - July 17, 2015 (hosted at the University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Summer 2015 Workshop 2: July 20 - July 31, 2015 (hosted at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
  • Mid-Course Retreat for Fall Semester: October 24, 2015
  • Autumn 2015 Closing Retreat: September 26, 2015 (at UMBC Training Centers)
  • Winter 2016 Closing Retreat: January 23, 2016, 8:30AM - 4:30PM at UMBC Training Centers