Colorado Computer Science Teacher Education Grant Program and the Colorado Computer Science Education Activities Grant for the 2020-21 school year are now open for applications! Read on for more information on how to apply!
Computer Science Teacher Education Grant Program
This grant program provides local education providers (LEPs), including school districts, BOCES, and charter schools, funds for computer science teacher professional development – elementary teachers only. There are two grant options available.
Option 1: Virtual Regional Training provided by Colorado School of Mines
- $150 stipend per elementary teacher
- Training focus:
- Learning and applying computational thinking.
- Introducing computer science teaching standards.
- Integrating computer science into a curriculum.
- Providing experience in coding.
Option 2: District Determined
- LEPs can apply for grants up to $30,000.
- LEPs can choose providers best suited for their needs to train elementary teachers.
- Funds may be used for professional development, including tuition, fees, training program costs, professional development books, and/or materials for the elementary teacher receiving training.
For more information, and to check for updates, visit the Computer Science Grants for Teachers webpage. http://www.cde.state.co.us/computerscience/csed-grant. Deadline for application: September 11, 2020.
Computer Science Education Grant
Colorado Computer Science Education Activities Grant is also open for applications for the 2020-21 school year with approximately $207,000 of funding available for awards. Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 of funding for activities that focus on increased student awareness, implements outreach, and improves learning spaces.
The grant’s purpose is to provide funding to increase enrollment or participation of traditionally underrepresented students in computer science education activities which might include:
- Gender equity and access;
- Race and ethnicity equity and access;
- Students who are enrolled in special education services or programs;
- Students who are English language learners; and
- Students who are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch.
In addition, funding may be used to purchase resources to support the implementation of computer science education activities. This includes technology equipment equal to no more than 50% of the total grant award.
For more information, and to check for updates, visit the Computer Science Education Activities Grant webpage. http://www.cde.state.co.us/computerscience/csed-grant-b. Deadline for application: September 11, 2020.