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.

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.

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.