What you need to know
How will the workshops be taught?
For each workshop there are two scheduled online Zoom sessions. A Zoom link will be added as the date for the virtual workshop approaches.
You will have constant access to the online material and access to an online Slack community of instructors and fellow teachers. Each week there will be two one-hour Zoom meetings for guest interviews, questions and sharing workshop progress.
Preference will be given to applicants from schools with no existing computer science program, and individuals who have not participated in professional development in the past. Only teachers currently employed in Indiana public schools and public charter schools are eligible to apply.
All workshops offered online only. For our one- and two-week workshops, you’ll need to commit about two each hours each day. There’s also one special workshop that lasts three full days.
A repository of computer science activities with an emphasis on K-8 is coming soon! The first 20 activities will be released by July 2021 with regular additions made through summer 2022. A link to the repository coming soon.
Teachers will be provided stipends on the following schedule each summer.
- $250 dollars per participation in a one-week workshop (Programming WS, PBLWorks WS, Cross-Discipline WS)
- $500 dollars per participation in the two-week Innovation Workshop
The maximum total stipend in a summer workshop series will not exceed $1000 per teacher. In order to receive a stipend for the PBLWorks Workshop the teacher must also participate in at least one other workshop to ensure sufficient coverage of computer science content.
The following are required to receive the stipend for each workshop.
- Participation in all live online sessions for the given workshop
- Participation in the online Slack community
- Complete associated surveys
- Submission of a final deliverable that demonstrates competency in the workshop content