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COHORT 2 INFORMATION SESSION. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS  Dr. Jeff Gray, Associate Professor Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama

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1 COHORT 2 INFORMATION SESSION

2 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS  Dr. Jeff Gray, Associate Professor Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama --  Deepa Muralidhar, CS Teacher and CS Principles Facilitator North Gwinnet High School, Georgia --  Carol Crawford, Consultant A+ College Ready  Others who will join the call from ALSDE and A+ College Ready

3 OTHERS YOU WILL GET TO KNOW  A+ College Ready  Mary Boehm, President  Dr. Amy C. Fineburg, Chief Academic Officer  Haynie Research and Evaluation  Dr. Kathleen Haynie  Dr. Sheryl Packman

4 YEAR ONE SCHOOLS AND TEACHER LEADERS Jeff Baker Huntsville High School Roy Black LAMP Leella Holt Muscle Shoals High School Dr. Albert Lilly AL School of Math and Science Gina McCarley Lawrence County High School Jim Morse New Century Technology High School Jennie Rountree Bob Jones High School Jill Westerlund Hoover High School Carol Yarbrough AL School of Fine Arts

5 YEAR TWO SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS Justin Cannady Homewood High School Violyn LewisFairfield High Preparatory Kitwana CarterWenonah High SchoolPamela McClendonOak Grove High School Allyson CraddockSylacauga High SchoolSteven McDanielJCIB Bonnie FlowersColumbia High SchoolTeresa Meissner Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy James GarnerHartselle High SchoolKrista MintzOxford High School Monica GrayShades Valley High SchoolSteve MorisaniFairhope High School Melissa G. HillDaphne High SchoolMegan RigginsJames Clemens High School Ryan JamesHewitt-Trussville High SchoolRichard RoperMinor High School Wendy JohnsonChambers County Career TechWade SimsHazel Green High School Adam KolasaVestavia Hills High SchoolJason SousaLeCroy Tech Jay LeCroyLeCroy TechScottie Wilson Spain Park High School

6 PROJECT GOALS  Train 50 high school teachers, over a three year period  Enroll 2,500 students  Broaden participation for female and minority students  Develop curricular materials  Evaluate both professional development and curricular materials  Be a national leader in the new AP CS Principles course/exam  Improve the overall awareness of computer science opportunities available to Alabama students

7 GETTING A HEAD START A website that you should visit is the official CS Principles website, located at  Check out the CS Principles Curriculum Framework and Performance Tasks Check out the National Science Foundation funded CS10K Community of Practice website at Create an account and join the CS4Alabama group

8 SUGGESTED READINGS  Hal Abelson’s Blown to Bits – a free book that your students can also read as part of the course curriculum; available for download at  Jeannette Wing’s Computational Thinking Sent as attachment in previous  Jeff Kramer’s Is Abstraction the Key to Computing? Sent as attachment in previous

9 RECRUITING RESOURCES  We are hoping for enrollment close to the numbers projected on your application; may not be able to support low enrollment classes  Course Name and Code  Computer Science Principles  ALSDE Career Technical Course Code:  This course now counts as a math elective for graduation  Guidance Counselor Resources  National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)  Attachment containing other resources sent in previous

10 KEY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DATES This training is required for your participation in the project:  Late-May through mid-July—Online content-specific professional development (on-line meetings twice a week for 8 weeks plus approximately 3-4 hours per week of independent work)  June 23-27—A week-long Advanced Placement Summer Institute–like training (at the University of Alabama)

11 PROJECT EVALUATION  Project evaluation conducted by Haynie Research  Project assessment helps us to improve the course and provide feedback to the National Science Foundation  Types of information  Student Demographics (Student’s identified by code only)  Pre and Post Course Surveys for Students and Teachers  Bi-Weekly Feedback form (Teachers)  Collection of student work  IRB Requirements  Those students counted in the study must fill out assent/consent forms (students and parents must sign)  Students may take your course and not be part of the study, but we strongly encourage explaining the importance of participating to students and parents

12 TEACHER EXPECTATIONS  Assist in approving CSP course adoption  Participate in meetings with grant leaders  Promote the course and recruit students  Manage equipment purchases  Participate in summer on-line content-specific professional development  Attend a week-long Advanced Placement Summer  Participate in homework exercises and biweekly webinars  Participate in the NSF supported Community of Practice  Respond to evaluation surveys and data requests from project evaluator  Participate in the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the CSTA Alabama chapter activities

13 INCENTIVES  Financial Incentives for Teachers  Each teacher will be eligible to receive up to $3,300 for meeting expectations and completing the designated activities. The financial incentives are available only during the first year of participation and paid in two installments.  Additional Incentives  $2,000 equipment allowance for the first year of program participation  Registration and travel for attending week-long APS-like summer training and curriculum meetings (up to $1,050)

14 MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS  Please consider joining CSTA   Use of Dropbox  We will use Dropbox to share files with you; please create a Dropbox account if you do not have one  Please let us know your Dropbox address if it is different that the that we have been using for correspondence.  Upcoming CSTA Mobilize Data Workshop  Could be very useful in your course on the Big Data topic  Please see Carol Yarbrough’s message last week  Held at ASFA in Birmingham on April 19

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