Cs4Alabama - A+ College Ready

Report
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
 Dr. Jeff Gray, Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama
[email protected] -- http://gray.cs.ua.edu
 Deepa Muralidhar, CS Teacher and CS Principles Facilitator
North Gwinnet High School, Georgia
[email protected] -- http://www.iteachcs.com
 Carol Crawford, Consultant
A+ College Ready
[email protected]
 Others who will join the call from ALSDE and A+ College Ready
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
YEAR ONE SCHOOLS AND TEACHER LEADERS
Jeff Baker
Roy Black
Leella Holt
Dr. Albert Lilly
Gina McCarley
Jim Morse
Jennie Rountree
Jill Westerlund
Carol Yarbrough
Huntsville High School
LAMP
Muscle Shoals High School
AL School of Math and Science
Lawrence County High School
New Century Technology High School
Bob Jones High School
Hoover High School
AL School of Fine Arts
YEAR TWO SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS
Justin Cannady
Homewood High School
Violyn Lewis
Fairfield High Preparatory
Kitwana Carter
Wenonah High School
Pamela McClendon
Oak Grove High School
Allyson Craddock
Sylacauga High School
Steven McDaniel
Bonnie Flowers
Columbia High School
Teresa Meissner
JCIB
Tuscaloosa Career and
Technology Academy
James Garner
Hartselle High School
Krista Mintz
Oxford High School
Monica Gray
Shades Valley High School
Steve Morisani
Fairhope High School
Melissa G. Hill
Daphne High School
Megan Riggins
James Clemens High School
Ryan James
Hewitt-Trussville High School Richard Roper
Minor High School
Wendy Johnson
Chambers County Career Tech Wade Sims
Hazel Green High School
Adam Kolasa
Vestavia Hills High School
Jason Sousa
Jay LeCroy
LeCroy Tech
Scottie Wilson
LeCroy Tech
Spain Park High School
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
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GETTING A HEAD START
• A website that you should visit is the official
CS Principles website, located at
http://www.csprinciples.org/
 Check out the CS Principles Curriculum Framework and Performance Tasks
• Check out the National Science Foundation funded
CS10K Community of Practice website at
http://www.cs10kcommunity.org/page/about-cs10k-community
• Create an account and join the CS4Alabama group
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 http://www.bitsbook.com/excerpts/
 Jeannette Wing’s Computational Thinking
Sent as attachment in previous email
 Jeff Kramer’s Is Abstraction the Key to Computing?
Sent as attachment in previous email
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: 520008
 This course now counts as a math elective for graduation
 Guidance Counselor Resources
 National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
http://www.ncwit.org/project/counselors-computing-c4c
 Attachment containing other resources sent in previous email
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)
PROJECT EVALUATION
 Project evaluation conducted by Haynie Research
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Project assessment helps us to improve the course and provide feedback
to the National Science Foundation
 Types of information
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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
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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
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
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)
MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS
 Please consider joining CSTA
 http://csta.acm.org/Membership/sub/IndividualMembership.html
 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 email address if it is different that
the email 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
QUESTIONS??

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