WeTeach_CS is now accepting nominations for the 2018 WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards and applications for the 2018 WeTeach_CS Mini-Grants. Both the awards and grants will be announced during the 2018 WeTeach_CS Summit, being held from June 18-20 in Georgetown, Texas. This year’s awards are being sponsored by Oracle Academy and Texas Instruments.

Each year at the WeTeach_CS Summit, we take a time to recognize computer science teachers who have made a significant impact on their students or the community through CS instruction with the WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards. For 2018, for the first time, we will also recognize the contributions of administrators who have gone above and beyond to help expand CS education in their Schools, districts, and communities. We also award WeTeach_CS Mini-Grants to teachers in order to support the purchase of instructional resources and materials for K-12 computer science and related programs.

Important Dates

  • All award and mini-grant recipients will be notified no later than May 18, 2018.
  • The WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards and Mini-Grants will be presented at the WeTeach_CS Summit from June 18-20, 2018.
  • All nominations and applications are due by Friday, April 20, 2018

 

WeTeach_CS Mini-Grants

The 2018 WeTeach_CS Mini-Grants are sponsored by Oracle Academy and Texas Instruments. The mini-grants will support instructional resources and materials used for teaching and learning K-12 Computer Science. Eligible applicants are teachers in private, public or charter schools. Potential projects include those conducted during after-school activities, summer camps, or in-school programs. Institutions of awardees will be provided up to $1,500 in advance of projects to support activities which must be completed by May 31, 2019

Review Criteria

  • Clearly defined objectives and outcomes
  • Well-defined activities specifically related to the project goals
  • Attention to equity – how the project will serve groups traditionally underserved in CS education
  • An innovative approach to teaching and learning CS subjects -A realistic evaluation demonstrating quantifiable results
  • If technology is requested, identification of its integration into CS in unique and innovative ways must be clear
  • Itemized, reasonable budget and justification that relate to the project
  • Plan for sustainability after mini-grant funding expires

Application Deadline – Friday, April 20, 2018

WeTeach_CS Mini-Grants Application

 

WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards (Teacher)

The 2018 WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards (Teacher) are sponsored by Oracle Academy and Texas Instruments, with awards of $750 each to be given in 2018. You may self-nominate. In addition to this application, two letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted via email to nathalie.b@utexas.edu.  These can be from colleagues, administrators, parents and/or students and should address the following questions:

  • What about this teacher qualifies them as one of the best in the state of Texas for CS?
  • How has this teacher impacted your campus through their CS courses?
  • How has this teacher increased access to CS for students that aren’t usually represented in CS courses?
  • What did you enjoy most about being in their class?
  • What has this teacher done to advance and promote CS beyond the courses they teach?

Eligible participants must have taught one or more of the following courses during the 2017-2018 school year in a Texas public, charter, or private school.

  • CS 1
  • CS 2
  • CS 3
  • AP CS A
  • CS Principles
  • IB Computer Science
  • Fundamentals of CS
  • Computer Programming
  • Advanced Computer Programming
  • Robotics
  • Video Game Design
  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Design

Nominations and letters of support submission deadline – Friday, April 20, 2018

WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards (Teacher) Nomination Form

 

WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards (Administrator)

New for 2018!

The 2018 WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards (Administrator) are sponsored by Oracle Academy and Texas Instruments. Awards of $750 will be given in 2018. You may self-nominate. In addition to this application, two letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted via email to nathalie.b@utexas.edu.  These can be from teachers, counselors, colleagues, administrators, parents and/or students and should address the following questions:

  • What about this administrator qualifies them as a CS education champion in the state of Texas for CS?
  • How has this administrator impacted their campus or district CS courses?
  • How has this administrator increased access to CS for students that aren’t usually represented in CS courses?
  • What has this administrator done to advance and promote CS beyond the courses offered on their campus or within their district?

Nominations and letters of support submission deadline – Friday, April 20, 2018

WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards (Administrator) Nomination Form

 

Sponsors

Thank you to Oracle Academy and Texas Instruments, our 2018 WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards and Mini-Grants Sponsors!

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