This year, in the fourth year of the program, Mobile Apps for Hartford interns (students from HMTCA and Pathways) had the pleasure of working with the Connecticut Science Center to build a mobile app for the new Butterfly Encounter. For the full story and a video, please see the article posted by Trinity College.
The launch of AP Computer Science Principles was the largest course launch in AP’s 60-year history. Over 2,700 schools offered the course and over 45,000 students took the AP CSP end-of-course exam in May 2017.
They also released their score distributions for CS A and CS P exams. For the CS Principles exam, the pass rate was 74.6%.
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles
We don’t have statistics yet for Mobile CSP teachers.
Most of us who taught Mobile CSP this past year would probably agree it was a big success. Still, there were some lessons on which the team received feedback suggesting changes. In this post, I am going to discuss three such changes that were made to the MCSP curriculum as a result of this feedback:
The Mobile CSP project is happy to announce the release of the 2017 edition of its curriculum. Over the summer of 2017 the curriculum team has been working hard to make updates to materials and lessons and to prepare the course for the 2017-2018 academic year. To access the new curriculum, please follow the links below:
Teachers who have used the Mobile CSP course in previous years will have to log-in AND register for both branches of the course. If you are unregistered for the course, you will see an “(unregistered)” next to your name in the upper right hand corner when you are logged into the curriculum.
Random Hacks of Kindness Junior is a non-profit based in Woodbury, CT that sponsors hack-a-thons for kids coding for a cause. One of their App Inventor projects, called Elephant Go that aims to educate children about substance abuse, was featured on the local CBS affiliate.
The Mobile CSP expo was covered during the 6pm showing of WFSB 3 News on Tuesday, May 23rd. Congratulations to everyone involved!
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 the 4th Annual Mobile CSP Expo was held at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Students who were enrolled in the Mobile CSP course during the 2016-2017 academic year were invited to demonstrate the apps they had created during the course under the guidance of trained Mobile CSP teachers. Approximately 100 students from nine local high schools participated in the event.
Some highlights and data points from Mobile CSP’s (Trinity branch) annual NSF report for 2016.
Since 2013 the Mobile CSP project, including both the Trinity and College of St. Scholastica (CSS) efforts has trained 247 teachers, who have taught 491 sections of the Mobile CSP course to almost 6000 students. (This only counts teachers and students who have provided demographic and performance data to us.)
The Mobile CSP expo made front page of the Wednesday, May 25th edition of the Hartford Courant. Congratulations to everyone involved!
On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 the 3rd Annual Mobile CSP Expo was held at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Students who were enrolled in the Mobile CSP course during the 2015-2016 academic year were invited to demonstrate the apps they had created during the course under the guidance of trained Mobile CSP teachers. Approximately 100 students from nine local high schools participated in the event.
The Mobile CSP project gathers lots of data from teachers and students. Here are some snapshots of data received from 24 teachers who taught the course during the 2014-15 school year. The teachers were asked to respond to the following question: