The College Board Advanced Placement™ Computer Science-A Summer Institute: Mr. John Meinzen

June - August, 2019

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  • DAILY SCHEDULE - Approximate

    • 8:00 - 8:30AM : Breakfast & Morning Roundup

    • 8:30 - 10:00AM : Morning Session I

      • 10:00 - 10:30AM : Break

    • 10:30 - noon : Morning Session II

    • 12:00 - 1:00PM : Lunch

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      1:00 - 2:30PM : Afternoon Session I

      • 2:30 - 2:45PM : Break

    • 2:45 - 4:15PM : Afternoon Session II

    • 4:15 - 5:00PM : Work Session

    • 5:30 - 6:30PM : Supper

  • DAY 1

    • Morning Session I : Introductions & Understanding the Course

      • Participant Activities: LightBot

      • Introductions: APSI Organizer/Host, Leader, Participants

      • AP CSA Course Binder

    • Morning Session II : Planning the Course

      • Units 1 & 2 : Primitives & using Objects

      • Participant Activities:

        • Terminology, Code, & "Rules of Three,"

    • Afternoon Session I : Teaching the Course

      • Units 3 & 4 : Boolean, if, & Iteration

      • Participant Activities:

        • Pedagogy, BlueJ. CodingBat, Exemplar Lab : Chatbot

    • Afternoon Session II : Teaching the Course

      • Units 5 : writing Classes

         

        Participant Activity: PetRock - boolean, Strings, accessors, mutators;
        Design : PlayingCard

  • DAY 2

    • Morning Session I : Teaching the Course

      • Unit 6 & 7 : Array and ArrayList

        • Participant Activity: Deck of Cards, algorithms or Exemplar Lab : Elevens

    • Morning Session II : Teaching the Course

      • Unit 8, 9, & 10 : 2D Array, inheritance, recursion

        • Participant Activity: Exemplar Lab : Picture

    • Afternoon Session I : Designing the Course

      • Workshop Binder & Units

        • Participant Activity: Unit Guide "Treasure Hunt"

    • Afternoon Session II : Designing the Course

      • Learning Objectives & Essential Knowledge Statements

        • Participant Activity: Individually identify challenging LO's and EK's

    • Morning Session I : Teaching the Course

      • Introduction to Algorithm using Modeling

        • Searching & Sorting

        • Participant Activity: Selection Sort

    • Morning Session II : Teaching the Course

      • Introduction to Algorithms

        • Participant Activity: Picture Lab Activity 5

    • Afternoon Session I : Assessing Student Progress & Understanding

      • AP Exam

        • Design Questions: Inheritance ["is a" versus "has a"]

    • Afternoon Session II : Assessing Student Progress & Understanding

      • AP Exam

        • Multiple Choice Questions Teaching Techniques

        • Participant Activity: Writing MC Questions

  • DAY 4

    • Morning Session I : Assessing Student Progress & Understanding

      • AP Exam

        • Participant Activity: Grading Free Response Questions

    • Morning Session II : Assessing Student Progress & Understanding

      • AP Exam

        • Participant Activity: 2015 Free Response - Mock Reading

    • Afternoon Session I : Teaching the Course

      • Audit

    • Afternoon Session II : Teaching the Course

      • Designing Unit & Lesson Plans

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  • DAY 5 [where available]

    • Morning Session I : Becoming a Member of the AP Community

      • Best Practices - Teaching Techniques 1

    • Morning Session II : Becoming a Member of the AP Community

      • Best Practices - Teaching Techniques 2

    • Afternoon Session I : Becoming a Member of the AP Community

      • Group Presentations

    • Afternoon Session II :Review of AP CSA Summer Institute

      • Closure, Feedback, & Evaluations