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March 30, 2011 - Preparing students for the AP CS A exam

Attendance for the March 30,2011 - Preparing students for the AP CS A exam
The Institute for Computing Education (ICE) is proud to host an Advanced Placement CS A Preparation workshop on Wednesday March 30th, 2011 from 9:00am - 3:30pm at GA Tech in room 345 of the College of Computing Building. For diretions see Teachers must attend the entire workshop, participate in 2 webinars, and do 2 hours of additional work on, the 2009 released exam, or on the AP database to get 1 PLU. The webinars are scheduled for Wed April 20th and Wed April 27th from 8-9pm. All teachers must register at Georgia public school teachers must also register at for workshop CTAERN3199.

This workshop is for teachers who are currently teaching AP CS A! It will help you prepare your students for the AP CS A exam. It will cover: tips for the exam, practice multiple choice questions, practice free response questions, additional resources, and more.

This workshop is free for Georgia teachers, and if you live > 30 miles from Georgia Tech we will pay for your hotel for Tuesday night (2 teachers per room), Tuesday night dinner, and Wednesday breakfast. If you would prefer a private room you can pay 1/2 the hotel cost. We will cover parking for Georgia teachers who stay at the hotel and reimburse parking for Georgia teachers who do not stay at the hotel. We will pay for lunch for all teachers. We will also reimburse for substitutes for Georgia teachers. Space is limited to 30.

Please bring a laptop if you have one, or notify us if you need to borrow a laptop.

Out-of-state teachers pay $140. Checks for $140.00 should be made out to Georgia Institute of Technology and sent to:

Felicia Brewster
College of Computing
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280

Her e-mail is Her phone is 404-894-6858.

After completing this workshop teachers will be able to:

Know where to find resources that will help prepare students for the AP CS A exam
Have a better understanding of recursion and how to find example recursion problems
Have a better understanding of object-oriented concepts and how to find example OO questions
How to prepare your students for the multiple choice questions
How to prepare your students for the free response questions
How to register students for the AP Bowl

Tenative Agenda:

9:00 am - 9:30 am Introductions and exam overview
9:30 am - 11:30 am - Review of multiple choice questions
11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm - 2:00pm - Free response questions
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Tools to help you prepare and exam tips - codingbat, practice-it, our database of AP questions and more. What is the AP Bowl?
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Questions and surveys

Student Workers: none

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