Advanced Placement Computer Science A
Objectives and Course SYLLABUS
This course will provide an overview of the content and structure of the AP Computer Science A® (AP CSA) curricula. Teachers will focus on object-oriented programming methodology, with emphasis on problem solving and algorithm development through group participation. Participants will explore how the development and analysis of standard algorithms and the use of fundamental data structures within the AP CSA framework can support their classroom instruction in preparing their students for the AP CSA exam. Focus also will be placed on both multiple-choice and free-response aspects of the exam. In particular, case studies Consumer Review, Data, Steganography and Celebrity Labs and their implementation, will be shared. It is advisable that participants be familiar with Java.
This 4 day program will be taught using Distance Learning techniques both synchronously and asynchronously, with three online sessions taught per day.