BJC Workshop at SIGCSE 2022
05 Feb 2022
BJC will be at SIGCSE 2022 in Providence, Rhode Island from March 2-5, 2022. We are hosting an in-person Workshop #402 called “Beauty and Joy Computing: AP CS Principles & Middle School Curriculum” on Saturday, March 5.
This workshop is intended for all middle school and high school computer science teachers interested in the Beauty and Joy of Computing curriculum. BJC is an AP CS Principles course. This past year, BJC developed a new course for middle school and early high school that teaches a functional approach to programming, emphasizing iteration and commands, and including exciting projects in graphics, data, and media. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of the BJC middle school and high school curriculum. Participants will learn about how the BJC 2021 curriculum correlates with the new Big Ideas, Computational Thinking Practices and Skills, and Enduring Understandings. We also will discuss course materials, teacher resources, professional development workshops, and an introduction to Snap!, the chosen visual programming language of BJC. It is recommended, but not required, that participants bring a laptop.
Meet Your Workshop Organizers:
- Michael Ball, University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Lauren Mock, University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Dan Garcia, University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Tiffany Barnes, North Carolina State University, USA
- Marnie Hill, North Carolina State University, USA
- Mary Fries, Education Development Center, USA
- Pamela Fox, University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Della Dastur, The Stratford School, San Jose, CA, USA
- Audrey Coats, Lynnfield High School, Lynnfield, MA, USA
- Yuan Garcia, Millbrae High School, Millbrae, CA, USA
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.