Below is a diverse selection of supplemental materials, including lesson plans and teaching strategies, from the College Board and your AP colleagues. Look for more classroom resources from your peers in the AP Teacher Community.
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.
From The 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
New Version Computer Science Carnival
CS Education week is designed to encourage and create awareness around computing, which is an essential skill as important as reading and arithmetic. Computational thinking practices help students to problem solve and think critically. Teachers can use the new version of the Computer Science Carnival document, which includes accessible activities, during CS Education week to create excitement in elementary and middle school students for learning computational thinking skills. We encourage teachers to engage students in these activities and participate in CS Education week, which takes place the first week of December. Sign up at csedweek.org
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.