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Mobile CSP's PD Plan in Regard to COVID-19
As of today, all of our professional development opportunities will move forward as scheduled. During this time of uncertainty, we are continuing to work closely with our PD partners, especially those who are planning to offer face-to-face PD, in order to ensure that everyone’s safety is a top priority while still being able to deliver quality PD. We will continue to monitor the situation and should we need to, we are prepared to change all of our PDs to be completely online.

Interested in taking one of our PDs? Click the links below to find out more about our professional development opportunities.
Mobile CSP PD
CSAwesome PD
   
The National Center for Computer Science Education's Response to COVID-19
Our response to the recent email from the College Board about Advanced Placement exams this year. The College Board’s update can also be found here.
 
Online and Remote Teaching Resources 
In this document, you'll find resources and tips to help you teach Mobile CSP remotely, AP CSP guidance on performance tasks, and AP CSA guidance for the exam. Only those who are verified educators and a part of the Teaching Mobile CSP forum or Teaching CSAwesome forum will be able to view this document. If you would like to join the forum, please visit Mobile CSP’s Teach 1.7 or CSAwesome’s Teacher Materials. To view the Online and Remote Teaching Resources click this link
 
How is Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impacting the National Center for Computer Science Education (NCCSE) Research Efforts?
The NCCSE Team, which includes the Mobile CSP and CSAwesome programs, has been discussing the next steps for our research projects during the 2019-2020 academic year given the recent events surrounding COVID-19. Please use this page and the email communications that are sent to you to learn more about how this outbreak will impact our projects and you and your students' participation. If you are a research participant and would like to read more about our next steps click here. 

Mobile CSP Webinar 03/34/2020: 
2020 AP Exam Adjustments for Mobile CSP Teacher
If you missed out on our webinar last week here are the links:
College Board Webinar 04/06/2020
The College Board will be hosting a live webinar to answer your questions about the AP CSP exam changes for this year, 2019-20, on Monday, April 6th, at 7:00 PM ET. Please register here for the webinar.
Need Help Ensuring Your Students are Receiving Accessible Documents?
Check out Grackle for Google Suites! It's free until June 30, 2020           
Grackle is an accessibility checker built right into Chrome that will check your Google Doc or Google Sheet. You can then launch Grackle Docs or Grackle Sheets to perform further inspection and remediate any problems. All documents should be made accessible to people who use screen readers! Grackle Docs and Sheets go one step further and allow you to publish to Tagged PDF and Accessible HTML.

Perfect to help comply with Section 508, ADA, AODA and other accessibility laws worldwide.

 
CSTA has Moved its Conference to Virtual!
The agenda is in the works for the week of July 13. Registration will be open before the end of April.
For more information click here
Click the link to learn about easy-to-implement strategies shared to help improve your practice and avoid some of the faux pas that can come with teaching students who may look, think, or opine differently than we do.
 

Looking for Something Your Students can do During Their Downtime Online?

Thanks to the group at solitaired, you can now play solitaire with notable women in computing cards.
There is also a blog about this for Women's history month:
https://solitaired.com/womens-history-month  

                                                

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