The Center for STEM Education at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce a mini-grant program for Texas teachers of Computer Science (CS). The mini-grants will support instructional resources and materials used for teaching and learning K-12 Computer Science. Funding could be used for after-school activities, summer camps, or in-school programs. Two grants will be awarded up to $1,500 each to support activities to be completed by May 31, 2017.

Applications can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DDJ8dFeDDnnryAb5SOLysXYz6_HOSZoGYkXu2lyqcMw/viewform?usp=send_form 

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, a clear identification of its integration into CS in unique and innovative ways
-Itemized, reasonable budget and justification that relate to the project
-Plan for sustainability after mini-grant

Deadline for applications is April 28, 2016.

Please contact Karl Hereim, Center for STEM Education Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist, with questions. khereim@austin.utexas.edu

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