The resources below can supplement your AP CSA instruction. Please note that some of these resources may not have been endorsed by College Board.*
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You can access more interactive tools in AP Classroom, including unit guides, progress checks and a dashboard to measure student progress, and a bank of real AP questions.
Curricula from College Board–Endorsed Providers
Adopt innovative AP Computer Science A curricula—with preapproved syllabi, lesson plans, and other instructional supports—delivered by educational organizations that are endorsed by College Board. Teachers who adopt one of these out-of-the-box solutions do not need to design a syllabus from scratch.
From College Board
From Your AP Colleagues
Strategies for Teaching AP Computer ScienceMore than 20 activities and lessons for teaching computer science.
Team Problems in Computer ScienceProblems intended to be worked on by teams in class.
Ethical Use of the ComputerThree lessons that promote discussion of computer ethics and unethical practices that involve technology.
Teacher Partner Instruction
Computer Science Education Week Carnival Event
This updated resource guides teachers through planning a “Computer Science Carnival” for Computer Science Education Week. It includes instructions and resources for 12 accessible activities that will create excitement in elementary and middle school students for learning computational thinking skills.
Resources on AP CSA Teacher Community
How to Attract Students to Computer ScienceHow one teacher uses school events, counselors, and fellow teachers to attract students to computer science courses.
Current Events in the Computer Science ClassroomIdeas for using current events in discussions of how computer science is applied in daily life.
Ethical Issues: Internet Content Providers and Internet Service ProvidersBackground on ethical issues, and activities that illustrate these issues.
Writing Code on the AP Computer Science Exams: Important Advice for StudentsA great overview of how to write code clearly on the exam in order to avoid deductions
Securing Resources for Your Program Through PartnershipsAdvice from a school that has used partnerships with local businesses to support their computer science program.
*For the resources that have not been endorsed, College Board makes no warranty, express or implied, that the resources are accurate or that the use of such resources will accomplish the intended result.