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New Funding Opportunities
2022-23 U.S. Department of Education SEED Grant for AP CS A
UTeach CS is recruiting U.S. schools and teachers to participate in a U.S. Department of Education Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant, starting in 2022-23!
UTeach will provide free training, curriculum, and ongoing support to current or future AP CS A teachers for two years, along with a teacher stipend. UTeach and its research partner, American Institutes for Research (AIR), will study the implementation and impact of the curriculum on students and teachers in the first year of the project. Learn more about joining this research grant.
What will participating schools and teachers receive?
- Two years of free access to the UTeach AP Computer Science A curriculum and ongoing teacher support ($1,600+ value), including comprehensive teacher materials, interactive student textbook, and built-in programming environments on the cloud-based Codio platform
- Free online professional development ($1,000 value), which is College Board–endorsed, or a shorter platform training for experienced AP CSA teachers
- Up to $2,000 teacher stipends for participating in all study activities
Which schools are eligible?
- All U.S. public and private schools are eligible, with high-needs designated schools given priority in the selection process.
- Schools must offer at least one section of AP Computer Science A in the 2022-23 academic year to participate, and a minimum of 10 students is highly encouraged
- Schools must agree to provide teacher-and student-level administrative data, including AP exam scores, and to participate in research activities related to the research study
Which teachers are eligible?
- U.S. teachers who have taught with the UTeach CS Principles curriculum for 1-2 years and are comfortable programming in Python
- U.S. teachers with extensive experience teaching AP CSA or Java programming (these teachers may opt out of the 35-hour UTeach CSA professional development)
- U.S. teachers who are new to teaching computer programming are welcome to participate and are highly encouraged to complete a free online Java course in addition to the UTeach CSA professional development
How do I learn more?
- Request grant details to receive the full participation details, ask questions, or schedule a meeting to learn more
Ready to join this research grant?
- Submit this application! After your application has been reviewed, eligible districts/schools will receive the memorandum of understanding (MOU) via Docusign
Apply to join this grant!
Scholarships for AP CS Principles
Scholarships are available for U.S. teachers to get $1,000 teacher stipends, free professional development ($1,000 value), and one year of free access to UTeach AP Computer Science Principles ($800 value), including the project-based curriculum, Codio platform access, and on-demand teacher support.
Teachers who fully complete the professional development are eligible to receive a $1000 stipend and a 1-year license for the UTeach CS Principles curriculum, support, and platform.
- U.S. teachers who are teaching AP Computer Science Principles in 2022-23
- Teachers must fully complete the professional development for UTeach CS Principles in summer 2022 (view PD dates)
- Past participants of UTeach CSP professional development are not eligible
Teachers at Title I school will receive priority for this scholarship. If you are awarded the scholarship, you will be asked to complete 3 surveys throughout the 2022-23 academic year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to teachers who apply by April 1, 2022.
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Ongoing and Previous Funding Opportunities
2020-21 U.S. Department of Education SEED Grant for AP CS Principles
UTeach and its research partner, the American Institutes for Research, received funding from the Department of Education to study the implementation and impact of the UTeach CS Principles curriculum on outcomes for students and teachers. We have recruited over 150 U.S. public schools and computer science teachers to participate in a U.S. Department of Education research project to broaden participation in and improve high school computer science learning. Participating teachers and districts can learn more here.
What was provided?
- Two years of free access to the UTeach Computer Science Principles curriculum and teacher materials ($1800 value)
- Online teacher professional development free of charge
- $1000 stipends for participating teachers
Who was eligible?
Current or future AP CS Principles teachers who plan to teach the course in the 2020-2021 academic year and who have not previously used either UTeach or Edhesive CS Principles curricula. A limited number of schools and districts were selected through a rolling application process.
When did the study start?
The application process closed on June 15, 2020, and research activities started in fall 2020.
CSforAll NYC — An Opportunity for New York City Districts
The University of Texas at Austin 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. Learn more about the CSforALL NYC project or read the grant proposal.
What was 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 was eligible?
Current or prospective CS Principles teachers in New York City public schools who have not previously used the UTeach CS Principles curriculum.
CS Principles Curriculum and Support Provided by the South Carolina Department of Education
What is provided?
UTeach CS Principles curriculum is on the list of State-Adopted Instructional Materials in South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Education generously provides funding for schools to access a static version of the curriculum with accompanying teacher support.
If a district selects UTeach CS Principles in the curriculum adoption process, the instructional materials coordinator can request a 1-year or 6-year license for a static version of the UTeach CS Principles curriculum through the South Carolina DOE purchasing system.
If schools wish to access new interactive features available starting in 2021-22, they have the option to separately purchase student accounts to upgrade their license. Schools may also purchase professional development separately.
Who is eligible?
South Carolina schools in districts that have selected the UTeach CSP curriculum during the curriculum adoption process. The instructional materials coordinator should request a 1-year or 6-year license for a static version of the UTeach CS Principles curriculum through the South Carolina DOE purchasing system. After that request has been approved, schools must contact email@example.com for registration assistance.
See if your school is in a participating district
New CTE Weighted Funding from Texas Education Agency
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