Welcome! This is the website for the 32nd Annual Magnet Schools of America Conference workshop on Teaching students Computer Science through mobile app development sponsored by the Mobile CSP Project.

Prepare students for jobs in the 21st century: Teach students Computer Science through mobile app development

Please join us at the MSA Conference 2014 in Hartford, CT on Friday, May 16th. There will be two sessions. You may join us for one or both of the sessions. The session times are: 
  • Session 4: 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
  • Session 5:  1:45 - 4:00 p.m.
This hands-on workshop is for middle and high school teachers who are interested in teaching an introductory mobile computing course based on the CS Principles framework. The workshop will provide a overview of the online Mobile CSP course and a preview of the Mobile CSP Project's online professional development course for teachers

During the workshop participants will develop simple Android apps and be introduced to lessons, homework exercises, project assignments, and assessment materials (quizzes, grading rubrics) that can be used in an App Inventor-based, introductory-CS course.

This workshop is suitable for those who are new to App Inventor, as well as those who would like to teach to the CS Principles standards with App Inventor.

You need to bring your own laptop.  Android devices will be provided on loan for the duration of the workshop. If you have your own Android phone or tablet, you can use that during the workshop.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ralph Morelli, Trinity College
James Veseskis,  Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, Trinity College
Pauline Lake, Trinity College
Thomson Kelly, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

Acknowledgment and Disclaimer: This workshop activity and the materials presented on this site are supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant 1240841.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.