National Opportunity – U.S. Department of Education Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Grant
UTeach and its research partner, the American Institutes for Research, have received funding from the Department of Education to study the implementation and impact of the UTeach CS Principles curriculum on students and teachers. We are recruiting U.S. public schools and Computer Science (CS) teachers to participate in a U.S. Department of Education research project to broaden participation in and improve high school computer science learning. Read the SEED grant project details.
What is provided: Curriculum, support, and professional development are provided free of charge for two years.
Who is eligible: Current or future AP CS Principles teachers who plan to teach the course in academic year 2020-2021 and who have not previously used either UTeach or Edhesive CS Principles curricula. A limited number of schools and districts will be selected on a rolling application. Apply for the SEED grant.
New York City Opportunity – CSforAll NYC
The University of Texas at Austin has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation to conduct a Research Practitioner Partnership (RPP) study within New York City public school districts. The project team will be examining the degree to which co-design of curriculum, instructional practices, and teacher supports can build organizational capacity to support equitable computer science (CS) teaching and learning as called for by the CSforAll national movement. Read the CSforAll NYC grant proposal.
What is provided: CS Principles curriculum, teacher support, and in-person professional development, including a five-day, in-person summer workshop and workshops on five Saturdays throughout the school year.
Who is eligible: Current or prospective CS Principles teachers in New York City public schools who have not previously used the UTeach CS Principles curriculum.
South Carolina Opportunity – SC Department of Education Textbook Adoption
What is provided: UTeach CS Principles curriculum and teacher support are provided free of charge for 5 years, due to generous funding from the SC Department of Education. Schools may purchase professional development separately.
Who is eligible: Schools in South Carolina districts that have selected the UTeach curriculum during the curriculum adoption process.
Texas Opportunity – New CTE Weighted Funding from TEA
AP CS Principles now qualifies for weighted funding in Texas through the Career and Technology (CTE) allotment. Increased funding is available to build your CS program by providing access to AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A to more students, through teacher and student recruiting, followed by high-quality curriculum and support. Read more about TEA weighted funding information