We’re looking for CS teacher-leaders to participate in a virtual CSforEL Pilot Program.
CSTA is currently looking for CS teacher-leaders to participate in a virtual Computer Science for English Learners (CSforEL) Pilot Year program starting in July 2020.
Computer science is the fastest-growing subject in the U.S., yet English learners are dramatically under-represented in these courses. CSforEL is a new four-year research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, to attract, retain, and engage English learners (EL) in AP Computer Science Principles (CSP).
We seek CSforEL teacher-leaders who will help us identify and test strategies and develop lessons and materials that effectively support ELs in CSP during our project’s pilot year (2020-21). We will rely on their expertise to develop the professional development in future project years. Selected CS teacher-leaders will assist with testing and evaluating the CS principle interventions that will be implemented during the CSforEL Summer Teacher PD program (starting summer 2021).
CS teacher-leaders will receive great benefits such as:
- being part of a PLC
- increasing CS teaching techniques
- consulting with expert trainers &
- receiving a stipend