Texas A&M - AP CS Principles




June 13-16, 2016



Texas A&M University – College Station

Registrants will be notified of exact location (building/room) prior to the event.


Eligible Attendees

Texas teachers that are planning to teach AP Computer Science Principles  in the 2016-2017 school year.



This workshop provides professional development for the CS Principles course launching Fall 2016. The Principles course is an entirely new approach to teaching Computer Science, focusing on computational thinking practices and built around seven “big ideas” of computing: Abstraction; Algorithms; Programming; the Internet; Data and Information; Creativity; and Global Impact. The Principles course is designed to broaden participation in Computer Science, with an engaging curriculum deliberately constructed to encourage participation of non-traditional computing students with hands-on course content such as problem solving, software engineering, data analysis, cybersecurity, internet operation and more. Teachers new to the field are welcome: the workshop focus will include both domain content as well as best practice teaching methods to insure classroom success.

Event Trainer: Michele Roberts (IUPUI)


Certificates of Participation

Certificates stating 24 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.





CS APSI Reimbursement Program

The Center for STEM Education at The University of Texas at Austin is providing travel reimbursements for Texas computer science educators to attend AP CS summer institutes across Texas during the Summer of 2016. All participants not already being reimbursed by another organization (such as through an AP scholarship or a district) are eligible for transportation reimbursement and those that live more than 60 miles from the event site are also eligible for lodging reimbursement.

Attendees of the Texas A&M – AP CS Principles Workshop may qualify for this program.

More information / Application



More information / Registration

More information regarding this workshop, including fees and accommodations, may be found on the TAMU APSI website.