We asked Texas AP CSP teachers what topics we should cover during this year’s CSP Mini-Conference and the response we received was clear. AP CSP teachers want information and resources they can apply in the classroom to help prepare their students to successfully take the AP CSP exam. So that’s what we’re doing! The 2018 WeTeach_CS CSP Mini-Conference, being held March 1-2, 2018 in Austin, TX, will focus on preparation for both the Performance Task and Multiple-Choice components of the AP CSP exam. The workshop presenters, Gina McCarley and Jill Westlund, will take participants through key aspects of the AP CSP exam using tips and examples from the 2017 exam. The workshop will also include practice exams, CSP curriculum fair, and information on block and text-based languages.

About AP CSP

CS Principles is an official College Board AP Course with an AP test as of the 2016-17 school year. AP CSP introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for college and career. More information


Gina McCarley

Gina served as a mentor teacher for CS4Alabama’s launch of Computer Science Principles course and is a participated pilot teacher in the College Board National Pilot of AP Computer Science Principles Phase II.  She was a Table Leader for the first AP Reading of the AP Computer Science Principles exam.  Gina also works as an AP Computer Science Principles teacher mentor and student study session leader for NMSI.

Jill Westlund

Jill is a CollegeBoard Consultant for AP Computer Science Principles, serves as a contributor on the AP CSP Curriculum & Instruction Team, serves on CollegeBoard’s Instructional Design Committee for APCSP and was a participating pilot teacher in the CollegeBoard National Pilot of AP Computer Science Principles Phase II from 2013-2016.


CSP Mini-Conference 2018 Agenda (PDF)


  • When – March 1-2, 2018
  • Where – Holiday Inn Austin-Town Lake, 20 S IH-35, Austin, Texas 78701
  • Registration Deadline – February 22, 2018
  • Cost – $200 per participant
  • CPE Credit – 12
  • Accommodations and Travel Reimbursement – Attendees may be eligible for reimbursement of travel and accommodations expenses. See registration page for details.

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