APSI: AP Computer Science Principles for New Teachers, Week 2

This workshop provides teachers with the tools they need to implement an effective AP Computer Science Principles course.

During this training, teachers will explore the computational thinking practices and the components of the curriculum framework, including the big ideas, enduring understandings, learning objectives, and essential knowledge. Participants will understand how to use activities that organize the course content to develop students’ proficiencies in the skills identified by the curriculum framework. In addition, participants will work on a course plan that will help them decide how they will teach the skills and content of the AP Computer Science Principles course.



Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42305 Gina McCarley On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017

FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
START DATE: July 25, 2017

Instructor: Gina McCarley

Lead Consultant

Gina McCarley teaches AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science, and Career Technical Courses at Lawrence County High School in Moulton, Alabama.   Additionally, Gina teaches Introduction to Programming and APCS-A for the Alabama Virtual School via the Alabama ACCESS program for the Northern region of the state. Gina has been working in education since leaving industry in 1999.

Gina served as a mentor teacher for CS4Alabama’s launch of Computer Science Principles course and was a pilot teacher in the CollegeBoard National Pilot of AP Computer Science Principles Phase II.

In the classroom, Gina uses multimedia tools to engage student interest and participation. Some of her most successful projects involve her students using multimedia tools to express themselves creatively and to document their exploration in problem base inquiry.

Term: Spring/Summer 2017

Start Date: July 25, 2017

End Date: July 28, 2017

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $549.00

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

  • Laptop or tablet