CODE - Advanced Placement Computer Science for All Students & Training & Alignment for K-5 E’s Computer Science Principles is an introductory Advanced Placement (AP®) course designed to broaden participation in computer science. is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider of AP® Computer Science Principles curriculum and professional development. The Course has been reviewed by the College Board and is pre-approved to pass the audit. The professional development is also endorsed by the College Board as meeting (and exceeding) the standards of the AP® Summer Institutes. High School AP Computer Science Training: FREE training and travel for NC public and charter schools! For more information about this opportunity contact: Sam Morris at


Code.Org Training and Alignment for K-5 Educators

In Collaboration with The Friday Institute of NCSU, STEM West and Dr. Sharon Jones of CPCC will be offering a 2-day training/work session for K-5 educators on June 27th-28th from 9:00-4:00 at Catawba Valley Community College. Teachers will receive $100/day stipends to learn about the curriculum and develop a matrix aligning all the lessons with the NC Standard Course of Study. Preference will be given to STEM West partners: Register Here!

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