Celebrating Another Year of Mobile Apps for Hartford

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.

http://www.trincoll.edu/NewsEvents/NewsArticles/pages/MobileAppsForHartfordCTScienceCenterSummer2017.aspx

Thank you for your continued support of the program and congratulations to the students!

AP CSP Score Distributions

The College Board reported recently that

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 24.4% 20.9% 21.9% 11.5% 21.3%
Computer Science Principles 14% 21.6% 39% 18.5% 6.9%

We don’t have statistics yet for Mobile CSP teachers.

2017 Mobile CSP Curriculum Released

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:
Student Branch (Blue) | http://course.mobilecsp.org

Teacher Branch (Green) http://teach.mobilecsp.org

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.

Mobile CSP’s 4th Annual App Expo

Breaking News: 

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.

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Highlights from Trinity’s NSF Annual Report

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.)

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Mobile CSP’s 3rd Annual App Expo

Breaking News: 

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.

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