Discussing Equity in CS Ed ResearchThe CSTA Equity Fellowship is a selective, year-long program designed to develop leadership in equitable teaching practices and advocacy. The program will both provide leadership development opportunities to the fellows and identify opportunities for the group to develop ongoing, peer-to-peer professional learning experiences focused on addressing issues of equity in the computer science classrooms for all CSTA members.

What Equity Fellows Do

  • share their expertise with CSTA members across the globe, including on stage at the CSTA Annual Conference
  • develop professional learning experiences (e.g., online PD courses, webinar series, virtual conferences, chapter PD) for the CSTA community
  • collaboratively design and implement a project to promote equity in CS education
  • represent CSTA and the CS education community


  • $2,000 stipend
  • professional learning with premier leaders in the field, including quarterly summits and monthly virtual meetings
  • all-expense-paid trips to the 2022 CSTA Conference in Chicago, with opportunities to present on a national stage
  • support from CSTA staff, expert partners, and dedicated resources to implement selected project
  • prominent recognition on CSTA’s website, the CSTA Conference, and professional learning materials

Applications for the 2021-22 cohort are due Thursday, August 12, 2021.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a current K-12 CS educator.

  • Submit an application by Thursday, August 12, 2021.

Selection Criteria

  • Has demonstrated evidence of disrupting the inequities in CS impacting one or more marginalized groups including: female and non-binary students; Black, Latinx, and Native students; English language learners; and students with disabilities.

  • Clearly articulates effective strategies to support equitable access, engagement, and achievement in computer science education.

  • Is self-reflective, and desires to grow and evolve as a leader.

  • Is deeply commitment to social justice and the success of all students, especially those from marginalized groups.

  • Leverages collaboration and partnerships, and understands the need for a systems-level approach.

  • Has clear, creative, and thoughtful ideas for how to improve equitable access and achievement at a broader scale in the CSTA community.

Tentative Timeline

Application & Selection

  • July 14: Application opens

  • August 12: Application deadline

  • September 20: Select fellows


  • 2 in-person - dates and locations TBD

  • 2 virtual - dates TBD

  • July 13-17: CSTA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)

Monthly Meetings

  • Third Mondays from 5-7pm CT

CSTA’s Equity Fellowship is made possible in partnership with
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