Session 8I: CS Principles Curriculum Framework Updates for 2020
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Sat Mar 14, 2020
Portland Ball Room 251


In 2017 the Advanced Placement CS Principles course had the most successful launch of any AP course in history. In its first three years more than 220,000 students have sat for the exam and the course has successfully increased participation among women and other traditionally underrepresented groups in AP computer science. Like any breadth-first CS course the AP CSP curriculum requires regular updating and in this panel we will discuss changes coming for the 2020 academic year. We will share perspectives from the College Board and higher education faculty with the goal of providing audience members a better understanding of the nature of the course's first round of updates and the motivation behind them.

Crystal Furman Director, AP Computer Science Content Development, The College Board
Adam Cannon Senior Lecturer, Columbia University
Elizabeth Johnson Faculty, Xavier University
Paul Tymann Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology