Features of Sisters Rise Up 4 CS

Sisters Rise Up 4 CS offers extra help sessions to help prepare students to pass the Advanced Placement Computer Science A (CSA) exam. You could also run it for AP CSP as well. These help sessions are led by undergraduate students who also serve as near-peer role models for the high school participants.

The help sessions are:

Sisters Rise Up 4 CSA uses a free ebook that Barbara Ericson has been creating at Georgia Tech along with some local high school and undergraduate students for the AP CSA course. There is a public version of the ebook at https://runestone.academy/runestone/static/JavaReview/index.html. We recommend that you create a custom course using this ebook so that you can track the student’s progress. You will first need to create a login to be an instructor. Use a course name of thinkcspy to start. You can create a login (register) at https://runestone.academy/runestone/default/user/register. Once you have created a have registered, you can create a custom course from the AP CS A Java Review, ebook at https://runestone.academy/runestone/designer/index

If you want to run a version for AP CSP you could use another free ebook that Mark Guzdial’s research team at Georgia Tech has been creating. See https://runestone.academy/runestone/static/StudentCSP/index.html. We recommend that you create a custom course using the CS Principles: Big Ideas in Programming ebook so that you can track the student’s progress.

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Figure 1: A student programming a Finch robot in Java at an in-person session at Georgia Tech

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