ROUND TABLE: The Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC), AP CS Principles, and the CS 10K Effort


Daniel D. Garcia

UC Berkeley EECS

Brian Harvey

UC Berkeley EECS Department

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Session Type: 
CPA Session
Presentation Category: 
Curriculum Integration
BJC was chosen as one of the initial pilots for a new "AP CS: Principles" exam to be introduced in 2015. The purpose of this course is to attract nontraditional computing students (especially women and minorities, but also English majors) to the breadth and depth of ideas in modern computer science. The National Science Foundation wants to prepare 10,000 new high school computer science teachers to teach the new AP course by 2015 (the "CS10K" effort). Under their CE21 (Computing Education for the 21st Century) initiative, we are funded to provide free intensive eight-week summer workshops for high school teachers, including two weeks of face-to-face training, one before and one after six weeks of our online course.

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