CS A

UTeach CS is currently recruiting pilot CS A teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Are you an experienced CS A teacher? Are you interested in teaching CS A using an engaging, project-based CS A curriculum? UTeach CS at The University of Texas at Austin is offering a limited number of CS A teachers the opportunity to pilot our new CS A curriculum for FREE.

  • Who should participate? CS teachers with at least 1 year of experience teaching CS A, who are interested in broadening participation in computer science through engaging curriculum.
  • When does the pilot start? You can start teaching with the CS A materials whenever your school year begins.
  • How much does it cost? CS A is FREE to implement (in exchange, we ask that you provide feedback about how to improve the course).
  • How do I get started? Complete the pilot sign-up survey.

More about UTeach CS A

UTeach CS A is a year-long high school course that fully addresses the computational thinking practices and course content specified by the College Board’s AP® Computer Science A Curriculum Framework. No materials costs are assumed, and project-based lessons and materials are used throughout. This pedagogical approach actively engages students in collaborative learning processes that encourage problem solving, critical thinking, and group communication.

This curriculum is different. Students in the course create individual avatars and work in teams to solve a series of real-world challenges as they travel the globe in search of a missing scientist. Each unit introduces a unique, project-based challenge to be solved in a new country. Daily lessons are designed to build student competency across the big ideas, enduring understandings, and computational thinking practices that make up the course. Students apply what they learn by creating personally-relevant project solutions for each unit.