CSP4T Application Form
Core Learning and ACOE are excited that you are interested in our new Google-sponsored course preparing teachers like your to deliver the new AP Computer Science course, or to incorporate these principles into your existing secondary curriculum.
Please note: this course is designed for secondary teachers who want to be prepared to teach Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course. For more information of the new CS Principles course, please visit:
Preference will be given to high school teachers who demonstrate a strong desire and capacity to teach or facilitate computer science offerings at their high schools. Middle school teachers may also apply
Applicants need not have previous computer science experience. They should, however, have enough computer experience to be able to work and collaborate online, have willingness to learn at least one computer language during the duration of the course, and have a passion for equitable access to technology for underserved student populations.
Above all, you should demonstrate a strong sense of equity, curiosity and a love for creative collaboration and problem solving.
We will accept applications through July 31st. We will notify applicants of enrollment within two days.
If you have any questions please contact Francisco Nieto, Program Manager for Educational Technology at The Alameda County Office of Education, Core Learning Division:
or Jim Town, Math Specialist at Core Learning, ACOE:
School for 2015-2016
District or organization
Grade(s) teaching next semester or year
Subjects I will teach next year
Have you ever taken an online class or course?
Yes, but have not finished any
Are you willing to have visitors come into your class and observe?
This course will also serve as a community of practice and our cohort will support each other through peer observations, collaboration on curriculum design, and more.
Yes, no problem
Not an option for me
Please explain any experience you have with computer science, in academic contexts or not.
It is not a prerequisite to have previous CS experience, but it is helpful to understand the level of experience of the applicants.
What qualities do you think would make a good computer science teacher? Please explain in no more than 1-2 paragraphs.
Why do you think students would benefit from learning CS, or CS principles in particular?
Have you taken a look at the AP Computer Science Principles websites or materials? if so what excites you about this opportunity?
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