Applications for TeachCS fellowships for Summer 2016 PD are now taking place. This year we have 27 fellowships of $3,300 a piece that we will award. This money may be used to cover the costs of tuition, teacher stipend, and/or travel stipend. Applications are due May 27, 2016.
Applicants are asked some basic questions about their teaching background, commitment to teaching computer science, their school, and individual availability over the summer. This information allows TeachCS to propose matches to professional development and specific locations. Applicants are also asked if there are any specific sessions or courses to which they which to be matched, and so should review the PD opportunity dates and locations before they apply.
To receive a TeachCS fellowship, a teacher’s principal or superintendent must commit to including the new CS course in the school’s curriculum (i.e., including the class as part of the school day/week) for a minimum of three years through a letter of support submitted with the teacher’s application. This letter of school leadership support, along with a personal statement by the teacher about her/his interest in teaching computer science, will be primary criteria for award; the application is intentionally short and basic as we know teachers and school leaders are busy. We want to make it simple for you to get computer science PD.
Please note that only teachers at public schools (district or charter) are eligible for TeachCS fellowships. Additionally first preference will be given to teachers who have NOT already secured an NSF subsidized seat directly through the professional development course, as a primary purpose of these funds is to broaden teacher participation.
Ready to apply? Go to apply.teachcs.org.