AP Computer Science Principles Course Professional Development

URI Provides Professional Development that prepares a certified teacher to deliver the AP Computer Science Principles course.

  • The PD makes no assumptions about the background of the teacher, except that they are willing to learn.
  • The PD includes all curricular materials necessary to teach the course.
  • URI expects to have external funding and support from Google's CS4HS program, and from CS4RI, that allows it to waive PD costs for the 2017-2018 school year. There is expected to be no cost for this PD for SY 2017-18.
  • URI Supports an on-going Community of Practice with URI staff and all teachers teaching this course. The CoP provides an online forum, a phone/online teacher help line, and site visits/in-person help.

Successful completion of this PD is required for Certification to Teach URI AP Computer Science Principles.

Register for PD

For 2016/17 participants see the 2016/17 PD Schedule

2017/18 PD Schedule:

URI offers one PD training for the 2017-18 school year. It is comprised of six in-person meetings and additional online training. Those doing this PD must attend all sessions in this schedule.

Instructions for Submitting Completed PD Assignments will be posted here.

Topic Date Time Where
Intro To AP CSP Teaching Wed May 24, 2017 3:30pm - 6:30pm URI Kingston
First half of material May 25 – June 27 20 hrs Online on your own
Review first half of material Wed June 28, 2017 10am - 1pm URI Kingston
Second half of material June 29 - Aug 21 20 hrs Online on your own
Review second half of material Tues Aug 22, 2017 9am - 2pm URI Kingston
Fall Semester Check-In Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:30pm - 6:30pm TBD
Mid-Course Check-In Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:30pm - 6:30pm TBD
Sharing and AP Exam Prep Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:30pm - 6:30pm TBD

*Meeting dates/times are subject to change - please check this page for updates.