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Introducing AP ® Computer Science Principles

Creative Thinkers Wanted. 2. Myth vs. Reality. MYTH. : . Computer Science is all about word processing, sending email, and using the Internet. .. REALITY. : . While computer science makes those things possible, it’s less about using specific applications than using the computer to address problems through new applications..

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Introducing AP ® Computer Science Principles






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Introducing AP® Computer Science Principles

Creative Thinkers WantedSlide2

2Myth vs. Reality

MYTH: Computer Science is all about word processing, sending email, and using the Internet

.

REALITY

:

While computer science makes those things possible, it’s less about using specific applications than using the computer to address problems through new applications.

MYTH

:

Computer

science

consists of sitting in front of a computer by yourself, coding for hours on end.

REALITY

:

Computer

science

is creative and collaborative! Computers are elaborate tools for solving real-world problems, and teamwork is essential to developing those solutions.

MYTH

:

When

I think of computer science, the only career that comes to mind is

programming.

REALITY

:

Studying computer

science can lead to

hundred

of

career paths, including 3-D

animation, engineering,

entertainment,

app development, medicine, visual design, robotics, political analysis and much, much more.Slide3

3Myth vs. Reality

MYTH: Computer

science is only for boys

.

REALITY

:

Computer science is for everyone. Boy or girl, if you are creative, like to work in a team, and are interested in how technology

can solve problems, computer science is for you.

MYTH

:

I’m not good at math, so I won’t be good at computer science.

REALITY

:

Like all sciences, computer science does involve math, but not everything is 1s and 0s. Language skills and critical thinking are just as, if not more, important for success.

Slide4

<Note: Present one or more videos from code.org – students celebrating the empowerment of coding.>

Computer Science Matters – Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Makinde Adeagbo, Karlie Kloss, Kevin Systrom, Paola

Meija Minaya, Drew Houston, and President Barack ObamaKarlie Kloss: Coding is a superpower

NBA start Chris Bosh on Computer Science

4

What do celebrities and peers say about computer science?Slide5

Did you know that of the more than 9 million STEM jobs available in the next decade, half will require computing experience?AP CSP, launching in fall 2016, prepares you by:Introducing you to the essential ideas of computer science.

Challenging you to explore how computing and technology impact the world around you.Providing a foundation of knowledge that can be applied across disciplines, no matter what your major or career focus- from STEM fields to music and the arts. Chances are, no matter what field you’re interested in, computers play a role.

5

What is AP

®

Computer Science Principles (AP CSP)?Slide6

Creatively address world issues and concernsUse the same processes and tools as artists, musicians, engineers, computer scientists and others to bring ideas to lifeConceptualize and build digital projects, such as videos or mobile apps, that have practical, real-world use

Learn how to identify threats to cybersecurity and ways to use the internet to address such concerns

6What makes AP

®

CSP special?

AP Computer Science Principles opened my mind to just about everything.

I

learned that computer science and programming is not just for some people — it’s for

anybody.”

Mikiyah

Smith,

SophomoreSlide7

<Note: Present one or more videos from The College Board YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/advancedplacement featuring students and teachers talking about the value of AP

® CSP.>

Introducing AP Computer Science PrinciplesExplore AP CSP: Hamed

expresses himself through code

Explore AP CSP

:

Kaila

reveals self-created travel app

Explore AP CSP

: Lily introduces ABC’s app for kids

7

What do my peers say about

AP CSP?Slide8

Students who took AP CSP in pilot schools say the courseGives the autonomy to pursue their passionPrepares for many different jobs in the futureGives freedom to select computing innovations they want to investigateAllows students to collaborate with peers to solve problems

Leads to may creative possibilities8

What do my peers say about AP CSP?Slide9

What it’s about

Programming

and problem solving using the Java language

The fundamentals

of computing, including

problem solving, working with data, understanding the Internet, cybersecurity, and programming

Goal

Developing your skills for future

study or a career in computer science or other STEM fields

Broadening

participation in computer science and other STEM fields by exposing you to multiple aspects of computing

The exam

One end-of-year exam: multiple choice and free-response

Two projects (one written and one computer-based) during the course

One end-of-year exam: multiple-choice

9

How is this course different from AP Computer Science A?

Computer Science Principles

Computer Science ASlide10

10What does the course cover?

Creativity

Create a computational artifact for creative expression.

Abstraction

Explain how binary sequences are used to represent digital data.

Data

and

Information

Extract information from data to

discover and explain connections,

patterns, or trends.Slide11

AlgorithmsExpress an algorithm in a language.

11

What does the

course

cover?

Programming

Collaborate to develop a program.

The Internet

Explain characteristics

of

the Internet

and the

systems built on it.

Global

Impact

Analyze the beneficial and

harmful

effects of computing. Slide12

Upload digital artifacts (e.g., a video, spreadsheet, graph, app, electronic slide show) and written responses via a Web-based digital application. 

Describe or analyze your work, whether it includes research, the creation of a digital artifact, or the creation of a program.

12

What does the AP exam cover?

Part I: Through-Course Assessments

Part II: End-of-Course AP Exam

Paper and pencil written exam

120 minutes with 74 multiple choice questions

First administration May 2017  Slide13

Which institutions already recognize this course?

Auburn University

Duke University

North Carolina State University

Bryn

Mawr

College

Florida International University

Oakland University

Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo

George Mason University

Oklahoma State University

Carleton College

Georgia Tech

Portland State University

Carleton University

Harvard

University

Princeton University

Carnegie Mellon University

Illinois Institute of Technology

Rice University

Case Western Reserve University

Indiana University

Rose-

Hulman

Institute of Technology

College of William and Mary

Kalamazoo College

Saint Louis University

Colorado School of Mines

Lawrence

Technological University

Saint Xavier University

Columbia University

Lehigh University

Seattle University

Cornell University

Loyola University Chicago

Southwestern University

DePaul University

Marquette University

Texas A&M University

Doane

College

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Texas State University San Marcos

Drexel University

Middlebury College

The College at Brockport (SUNY

)

New Mexico State University

Towson University

13

Colleges and universities are currently establishing credit and placement policies. The list of institutions that will recognize this course will continue to grow.Slide14

Which institutions recognize this course?

Trinity College

University of

Illinois

University of Texas at San Antonio

United States Naval Academy

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Virginia

University at Albany (SUNY)

University of Kentucky

University of Washington

University of Alabama

University of Maryland Baltimore County

University of Washington Tacoma

University of Arizona

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Wisconsin Madison

University of British Columbia

University of Memphis

Virginia Tech

University of California Berkeley

University of Michigan

Wake Forest University

University of California Davis

University of Minnesota

Washington State University

University of California Irvine

University of Nebraska Lincoln

Wellesley College

University of California Los Angeles

University of New Hampshire

Western Washington University

University of California Santa Barbara

University of New Hampshire Manchester

Williams College

University of California Santa Cruz

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

University of Virginia

University of Central Arkansas

University of North Carolina Charlotte

University of Washington

University of Central Florida

University of North Carolina Greensboro

University of Washington Tacoma

University of Cincinnati

University of North Florida

University of Wisconsin Madison

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Oklahoma

Wake Forest University

University of Connecticut

University of Pennsylvania

Washington State University

University of Delaware

University of Puget Sound

Wellesley College

University of Georgia

University of Rochester

Western Carolina University

University of Houston

University of South Carolina

Western Washington University

14Slide15

Colleges and universities offer many majors that make use of computing, like:15

What college majors can you pursue with computing?

c

ollegeboard.org/CSP

Aerospace Engineering

Applied Physics

Astronomy

Botany

Business Administration

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Forensics

Computer Graphics

Computer Science

Economics

Education

Electrical Engineering

Electronics Technology

Environmental Studies

GeographyGeologyIndustrial EngineeringInformation ScienceInformation TechnologyLinguisticsManagement Information SystemsMarine BiologyMathematicsMechanical EngineeringMolecular BiologyNeuroscienceNuclear EngineeringPhysicsRobotics TechnologyStatisticsStudio ArtsWeb DevelopmentZoologySlide16

Taking AP Computer Science Principles can lead to a future in over 100 careers.

16What can your future be like?

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ollegeboard.org/CSP

Advertising Manager

Aerospace

Engineer

Aircraft Pilot

Architect

Art Director

Astronomer

Biomedical

Engineer

Chemical Engineer

Coach

Computer Programmer

Editor

Economist

Electrical Engineer

Dentist

Forensic ScientistFinancial ManagerGeneral PractitionerGeoscientistGraphic DesignerMarket ResearcherMathematicianMedical ScientistMeteorologist Multimedia Artist and AnimatorNuclear EngineerNews Analyst, ReporterPharmacistPhysical TherapistPsychiatrist Real Estate BrokerStatisticianSurgeonTechnical WriterTranslatorVeterinarianWeb DesignerSlide17

Visit collegeboard.org/CSP to learn moreCompleting an Algebra 1 course is highly recommended Speak to your AP coordinator or counselor about how to enrollConsider taking the course with a friend

17

Take the next step

Previous experience with coding is not required to be successful in this course.

A home computer, while a good idea, is not required to take this course.Slide18

Create The Future