Learn App Inventor coding and how to teach it in a 4-day teacher development workshop funded by Google and USF. Coding apps for phones and tablets is a fantastic way to learn computer science and computational thinking! The workshop is free. If you can commit to teaching in 2015-2016, you may also be eligible for a $1000 stipend!
Teachers from all levels are welcome to participate. No prior coding experience is required -- the workshop will start at the beginning with both coding and the App Inventor language, and will focus on how to teach the material to beginners. The workshop will be taught by USF Professors David Wolber and Alark Joshi.
University of San Francisco Campus, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
The workshop will prepare you for teaching a beginning programming course add a programming module to an existing course. The topics and material discussed will be appropriate for many programming courses and levels, including the high school Computer Science Principles (CSP) curriculum that is being piloted as a new AP course (first test is scheduled for 2016). You will be introduced to two popular existing on-line courses, Mobile CSP (mobile-csp.org
) and the App Inventor course-in-a-box (appinventor.org
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
Our goal is to foster a sustainable community of practice with Bay Area teachers. We will offer two ways to continue after the workshop: (1) In the summer, we’ll provide three weeks of follow-up guidance after the workshop (July 6-24, 2015) including once-a-week on-line meetups to help you continue with the Mobile CSP on-line course, and (2) During the school year, we have funds for a limited number of USF students, experienced in App Inventor programming, to assist you in the classroom. If you can commit to teaching App Inventor in 2015-16, you may be eligible for a $1000 stipend.
Please fill out the form below. Slots for the workshop are limited, but we will accommodate as many teachers as we can. We will favor applications from teachers who plan to teach a course or module during the 2015-2016 school year, and who are interested in continuing with the four weeks of on-line professional development following the in-person workshop. But we will accept as many teachers as we can so please apply even if you are not sure if you can teach a class or module in the fall.
Please contact Professor David Wolber (email@example.com