Mobile Computer Science Principles Free Info Sessions TIME SENSITIVE!

By: Christine Posted in Computer coding, Computer programming, Computer Science, For Teachers

Who should attend?

Massachusetts high school teachers, curriculum directors, AP coordinators, principals, superintendents, and school leaders interested in bringing computer science to their students.

Learn about

  • How to engage students in building mobile apps for Android devices using the blocks-based App Inventor programming language.
  • The details of the College Board’s new Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (AP-CSP) course.
  • How the Mobile CSP course provides a mobile app themed-implementation of the AP CS Principles course and is endorsed by the College Board.
  • Summer 2017 professional development options for Mobile CSP in Massachusetts, including financial support for teachers & schools.

Applications for PD are open and due March 1

The Mobile CSP PD will be hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, Mass. the summer of 2017. Summer Hybrid Workshop runs June 26 – July 21, with weeks 1 and 4 in-person in Holyoke, weeks 2-3 online. Teachers from a distance may apply for travel or lodging support.

One of the conditions for the PD is that your school agrees to teach the course in 2017-18. Teachers are encouraged to apply ASAP (even before the Info Session).

Details and application at:


  • Beryl Hoffman, Mobile CSP Facilitator, Assoc. Prof., Computer Information Technology, Elms College
  • Renee Fall, Project Manager, CAITE; PI, Western Mass ECS Hub, College of Information and Computer Sciences, UMass Amherst 


Jan. 24, 8-9 AM – Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA

Parking at the MGHPCC is convenient and free. There is a 15-space lot in front of the facility, and a 39-space lot on the opposite side of Bigelow Street. Either is just a short walk to the entrance. Find directions here. []

Feb. 2, 4-5 PM – Virtual meeting via Zoom:

  1. If you don’t have the Zoom video conferencing tool, download it here.
  2. Then use this Zoom linkto join the video conference meeting.
  3. Or call 646-558-8656 to join by phone and use Zoom ID 484 657 6261.

Feb. 7, 4-5 PM – UMass Amherst, Lederle Graduate Research Center (lowrise), Room A311, 740 North Pleasant Street. Find a map here. []

Metered spaces are available in Lot 43, facing North Pleasant Street. Lot 43 is located at the intersection of North Pleasant Street and Governor’s Drive. Meters are in effect weekdays until 5 pm.

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