BOONE, N.C. — The last cohort of high school teachers from North Carolina have been participating in the NSF CS4App program in the Department of Computer Science from June 26 to July 15. The Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University has received funding from the National Science Foundation to establish a CS4ALL Program in collaboration with the NC State Friday Institute and the neighboring high schools in NC, TN and VA. The objective is to train high school teachers to teach AP CS Principles in their schools. During this four-week summer program, participants will gain skills that they can utilize to establish an AP CS Principle course and create instructional and support material for their course. In addition, participants will have hands-on experience with some CS modules that they can use in their courses.
“Super workshop! The CS4ALL Summer Workshop boosted my knowledge and skills in computer science and cultural diversity to another level. I highly recommend this workshop to all STEM teachers,” said Stacy Kincaid, CTE Instructor, Bunker Hill High School, Catawba County Schools, North Carolina.
All participants will receive a certificate that they have completed the AP CS Principles training and a $4,000 stipend for completing the four week program.
“The CS4All Program provided more than learning. We shared experiences and grew as a team. It was everyone at every moment. I consider this group my extended family. I learned more in these four weeks than in any other program I have been a part of. Thank you to Appalachian State University and the Computer Science Department for providing this opportunity.” said Stephanie Eggers, Draughn High School, North Carolina.
About the Department of Computer Science
Appalachian’s Department of Computer Science provides a rigorous, high-quality education that prepares students for the computing industry or graduate education. It offers a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, which is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, and a Master of Science degree in computer science. Learn more at https://compsci.appstate.edu.