CSP Providers & Teachers Forum

SIGCSE 2019 — Minneappolis, Minnesota


The 2019 CS Principles Providers and Teachers Forum is the second gathering of CS Principles educators, providers and teachers in a structured session at SIGCSE. This forum was created to fill the need for a community for CS Principles providers and teachers to discuss best practices, feedback, or share teaching experiences.

The CS Principles Providers and Teachers Forum aims to increase collaboration and discussion among College Board endorsed providers and teachers by offering a diverse agenda. Topics that may be discussed this year include but are not limited to:

  • Successes and failures of CSP professional development
  • Common teaching issues providers and teachers encounter
  • Teacher recruitment strategies and keeping in touch with teachers
  • Student recruitment strategies
  • Preparing for the AP CSP exam
  • How to read the results of the AP CSP exam


The Forum is a half-day afternoon session, on .

Location: Hyatt: Greenway G (2nd floor)

Link in Whova: https://whova.com/embedded/session/sigcs_201902/497248/

Contact Email

If you have any questions, please email sigcse-csp-forum@bjc.berkeley.edu


The day will be organized as a series of short presentations, with ample time for discussion.

View Slides at https://bjc.link/csp-forum-2019

Session Times and Titles
Time Description
1:30 - 1:35 PM Quick Intro and Overview of Format
CSP Professional Development
1:35 - 1:55 PM Designing CS PD for In-Service Teachers: Developing Teachers as Leaders and Learners
Alex Milliken, Marnie Hill, Tiffany Barnes, NC State, Beauty and Joy of Computing
1:55 - 2:15 PM Online vs. In-Person PD: Benefits and Tradeoffs
Evelyn Hunter, Curriculum Provider, CodeHS
2:15 - 2:25 PM A Connector Course for Pre-Service CS Teacher Development
Kevin Lin, MS Candidate, UC Berkeley
2:25 - 2:35 PM Discussion / Questions
2:35 - 2:45 PM Break
CSP Special Topics
2:45 - 3:00 PM Growing Your CS Program
Buffie Holley, Teacher, Code Virginia
3:00 - 3:20 PM Creative Ideas for Assessment for both Programming and Non-Programming Units
Philip Wang, Teacher, The King's Academy
3:20 - 3:35 PM Accessibility and Differentiation of CSP Curriculum Materials
Beryl Hoffman, Professor, Elms College
3:35 - 3:50 PM The Pendulum Project – Student Projects after the AP CSP Exam
Jessica Du, Teacher, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
3:50 - 4:00 PM Discussion / Questions
CSP Exam
4:00 - 4:30 PM AP CSP Review & Exam Prep
Pamela Fox, Review Content Creator, Khan Academy
CS Principles
4:30 - 5:00 PM CS Principles
Crystal Furman, The College Board

Program Committee

  • Lauren Mock, The Beauty and Joy of Computing, UC Berkeley
  • Michael Ball, The Beauty and Joy of Computing, UC Berkeley
  • Dan Garcia, The Beauty and Joy of Computing, UC Berkeley
  • Tiffany Barnes, The Beauty and Joy of Computing, North Carolina State University

We look forward to seeing you at the CS Principles Providers and Teachers Forum!