FAQs

1. Who am I?
My name is Michael Lew and I am an AP* Physics and AP* Computer Science teacher at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, CA since 1991. I have taught both the "A" and "AB" versions of the course (and now just "A"). I have been an AP Computer Science reader and have been presenting at one-day and weeklong summer institutes for AP Computer Science since 2003. My syllabus is published as a sample "Audit" syllabus, I co-authored the GridWorld Curriculum Module available on APCentral, and authored a Teacher's Guide for the book "Head First Java".

2. What should I know before I take one of these summer workshops?
You should have a basic knowledge of programming whether it be in Java that you learned this year or Fortran that you learned 20 years ago. In the workshop, I will go over teaching strategies/tools/methods and focus on the specifics of the Java language and AP Computer Science curriculum that your students will need for the AP Exam.

3. What should I bring to the workshop?
Your laptop computer if possible (it is recommended) and an inquisitive mind! I have a general agenda (see "daily schedule" link below), but I will tailor the course to meet YOUR needs. Please bring all of your questions and I'll try my best to answer them all.

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