It’s been a busy summer for our WeTeach_CS teachers. We started off with the 2017 WeTeach_CS Summit and Deep Dives, then sent our Certification Prep workshop team on a Tour of Texas. Helped teachers bring Math and CS together through Bootstrap, learn to print in 3D, and even attend APSI workshops, not to mention all the training our WeTeach_CS Collaboratives accomplished this summer.
Too often the thing standing between a teacher having a great idea and bringing that idea to life in the classroom is funding. Sometimes all that’s needed is just a little seed money to for materials or equipment to get a project off the ground. WeTeach_CS understands this, which is why we instituted the Mini-Grant award program with our first WeTeach_CS Summit in 2016 and expanding the program in 2017. Of course there are lots of grant and mini-grant type programs out there that teachers can apply to, but learning about them and tracking their various deadlines can be difficult. The folks at seem to understand this too, as they have created K-12 Grants Central. This online resource includes an updated calendar of upcoming grant deadlines, as well as a list of ongoing grants and related resources.
The WeTeach_CS Summit starts on June 5th–are you ready? Did you remember to pack an extra phone charger? Have you connected with WeTeach_CS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Whether you’re attending or not, don’t miss out on your chance to connect and share three days of Educating, Empowering, & Inspiring CS Teachers.
CSTA and Rolls Royce announce a scholarship to help K-12 teachers attend the CSTA Conference in Baltimore, Maryland this July.