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Educator Workshop: AP Computer Science Principles

Educator Workshop: AP Computer Science Principles
Wed, Apr 30

05:00 pm

Get your students interested in computer science! Learn basic computational thinking practices and receive sample materials and interactive activities to prepare for the new AP Computer Science Principles course. This course is the centerpiece of the CS 10K initiative which aims to have a concepts-rich CS curriculum in 10,000 high schools taught by 10,000 well-prepared teachers by 2016. Informal networking begins at 4:30pm. Presented by REThinks CS @ Drexel, from the College of Computing & Informatics.






Directions:

The workshop is located in University Crossings room
149.  University Crossings is
situated behind (north of) the Firestone Auto Care store at 3161 Market Street.

The address is:


University Crossings

3175 JFK Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Campus
map
(University Crossings is #89)

Room 149 is located in the
center of the ground floor.


 Note: The JFK Blvd
entrance (east entrance) is card-access only, but you can use the north and
west entrances around the building at this time of day. 



  • Tickets

    Reservation required

    Price: Free

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  • Location

    University Crossings

    3175 JFK Boulevard

    Philadelphia, PA, 19104

    Directions


  • Speakers

    Bill Mongan
    Bill Mongan
    Bill received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Drexel University in 2005, the Masters of Science in Science of Instruction at the Drexel School of Education in 2008, and the Masters of Science in Computer Science in 2008. His research interests are service-oriented architectures and program comprehension through software engineering. Bill also enjoys computer science education and engineering education outreach: he has served as an NSF GK-12 Fellow for two years, holds a secondary mathematics teaching certification in Pennsylvania, has taught and volunteered with students in grades 5 through 12, and has served on school board technology and grant-writing committees. He is currently serving as Associate Teaching Professor of Computer Science in the College of Computing & Informatics, and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at Drexel University, teaching the systems track and the new architecture track courses for the Department of Computer Science, including Operating Systems, Concurrent Programming, and Systems Architecture. Outside of these pursuits, Bill is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and an instrument-rated private pilot.
    Jeffrey Popyack
    Jeffrey Popyack
    Jeffrey L. Popyack is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Drexel University, where he served ten years as the Associate Head for Undergraduate Affairs in Computer Science. His research interests are in operations research, artificial intelligence and computer science education. He is primarily responsible for the freshman computer science curriculum and artificial intelligence track courses at Drexel. He is serving his fourth term as an Executive Officer of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines, including five years as President. He was the Academic Director for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Information, Society and Technology from 2002-2008 and for the Drexel University Computing Academy from 2009-2012. He is the Director of REThink CS @ Drexel (Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science Site for Big Data, Machine Learning and CS Principles), a summer research institute in computer science for STEM high school teachers and 2-year college faculty in the City of Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. A course he teaches, Introduction to Computer Science, is serving as a Phase II Pilot course for the upcoming AP CS Principles course and exam.
  • Partners

    Drexel University
    Drexel University
    Drexel University
    Drexel University enrolls more than 22,000 students and offers 96 bachelor’s programs, 88 master’s programs, 35 doctoral programs, a doctor of medicine program, a juris doctorate and 45 graduate-level certificate programs. Drexel is ranked among the best national doctoral universities by U.S.News & World Report in its “America’s Best Colleges 2011,” and many of Drexel’s other programs across its colleges and schools are consistently ranked among the nation’s best.