Building Mobile Apps: Free DCPS Workshop, 6/11

Posted on: June 3rd, 2016 by Anastasia Miller


Cell phones have become a pervasive part of our culture with a 90% penetration rate. Applications that run on these phones are the primary method which many people—especially low-income households—interact with the internet. Usage of mobile devices by teenagers is high but only a small percentage of them have the programming skills to actually create a software program that can run on their cell phone.

This FREE course will teach the fundamentals of market research, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, computer programming and interface design to produce a working mobile application for android devices that can be downloaded from the Google Play store. The development platform is App Inventor (, a visual coding environment created by MIT and Google with data sets provided by the National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health.

This workshop is open to all middle and high school students and will take place on Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 3 pm at 1200 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 (10th floor Conference Room).  Lunch will be served.

Be sure to RSVP immediately to reserve your spot!


James Rountree

Director of Science
Office of Teaching and Learning

District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002

O 202.442.4643
C 202.421.6669