CSP Providers & Teachers Forum

SIGCSE 2018 — Baltimore, Maryland


The CS Principles Providers and Teachers Forum is the inaugural 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 morning session, on .

We will release the specific location closer to the date of the conference, but it will be somewhere at the Baltimore Convention Center with the rest of SIGCSE.

Breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Contact Email

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

Sign Up To Attend

Please go to http://bjc.link/csp-forum-signup to sign up to attend the CSP Forum. The CSP forum is primarily intended for CSP curriculum providers, teachers, and others who are working on various parts of CSP.

Signups will close at Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:59PM PST.

Topic Submissions

We are looking for topics that would be of broad interest to the CSP Community. We’re hoping to keep presentations to a 15 minute limit to ensure there is time for discussion and questions. However, please do not feel limited by the presentation format! We’re open to ideas and suggestions.

Presentation submissions have now closed. Thanks for your interest!


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

Session Times and Titles
Time Description
8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet
Provided by the generous support of Google for Education.
8:30 - 8:35 AM Welcome & Introductions
CS Principles Program and Progress Overview
8:35 - 8:50 AM The Past, Present, and Future of Computer Science Principles (slides)
Owen Astrachan
8:50 - 9:05 AM From CS10K to CSforAll: Outcomes and Status of NSF Funding (slides)
Jan Cuny
9:05 - 9:15 AM Q & A
PD Best Practices
9:15 - 9:25 AM Creating Community in Online Professional Development (slides)
Jen Rosato, Mobile CSP
9:25 - 9:35 AM Lessons Learned Offering CS PD for High School Teachers (slides)
Leslie Keller, BJC
9:35 - 9:45 AM Facilitators Need Professional Development Too (slides)
GT Wrobel, Brook Osborne, Baker Franke, code.org
9:45 - 10:00 AM Q & A
10:00 - 10:10 AM Break
Recruitment Lightning Talks
10:10 - 10:15 AM Successful Student Recruitment Through Proper Planning (slides)
Justin Cannady, Curriculum Provider, UTeach
10:15 - 10:20 AM Recruiting for Diversity (slides)
Kimberly Hermans, High School Teacher, BJC
10:20 - 10:25 AM Recruiting AVID Students for AP CSP (slides)
Amanda Lattimore, Resource Teacher, code.org
10:25 - 10:30 AM Recruiting Teachers for a New AP CSP PD Program in Hawaii (slides)
Debasis Bhattacharya, Faculty, University of Hawaii
10:30 - 10:35 AM Start a Computer Science Honor Society Chapter! (slides)
Buffie Holley, High School Teacher, CodeVA
10:35 - 10:40 AM If You Invited Them, They Will Come! Support Students by Offering a Safe Place Where They Can Meet (slides)
Deborah Kariuki, High School Teacher, CodeHS / code.org
10:40 - 10:55 AM Q & A
10:55 - 11:05 AM Break
Teacher Needs
11:05 - 11:15 AM Seen by a Teacher: Obstacles in CSP Education (slides)
Tsee Lee, High School Teacher, UTeach / BJC
Jessica Du, High School Teacher, BJC
11:15 - 11:25 AM What Teachers Need in the Classroom to Teach CSP Effectively and Efficiently (slides)
Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, High School Teacher, CS Matters Marlyand
11:25 - 11:35 AM Curriculum Revisions: Empowering Master Teachers (slides)
Jen Rosato, Curriculum Provider, Mobile CSP
11:35 - 11:45 AM How Does Equity in Computer Science Education Look Like? (slides)
Deborah Kariuki, High School Teacher, CodeHS / code.org
11:45 - 11:50 AM Q & A
AP CS Principles Exam
11:50 - 12:05 PM Lessons Learned: AP CS Principles at CodeHS (slides)
Jeremy Keeshin, CodeHS
12:05 - 12:30 PM Discussion: CSP Year One - What happened? What happens next?
GT Wrobel, Brook Osborne, Baker Franke, code.org
Leslie Keller, BJC
12:30 PM Close

Program Committee

  • Lauren Mock, The Beauty and Joy of Computing, UC, Berkeley
  • Michael Ball, The Beauty and Joy of Computing, UC, Berkeley

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