Google launched CS4HS (Computer Science for high School) as an official program in 2009 to provide CS teachers globally with an opportunity to improve their technical and pedagogical skills. Today they continue this work in over 20 countries. CS4HS funding enables computer science education experts to provide exemplary computer science professional development for teachers. Institutions in the US may receive the support of up to $35,000 (USD) each.
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- You must be affiliated with a research institution, university and/or an educational nonprofit such as a professional development organization, school district or a local office of education.
- Any research institution, university, educational nonprofits such as professional development organizations, school districts or local offices of education dedicated to providing exemplary computer science professional development for teachers in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, China, Australia or New Zealand is welcome to apply.
- University students are encouraged to be involved in the writing of the application and the delivery of the professional development where appropriate. However, the application must be submitted by full-time staff of the university.
How to Apply
Applying for the scholarship, you can create account through the given link: https://cseduapplication.withgoogle.com/applications/cs4hs2017/
Tips for a Successful Application
- You can check an Application Companion to help guide your submission. The link is: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1adGJmE0sYgsO4EBj6EDz-B1egXzgdzguwuPExE4Q6x4/edit
- Visit their YouTube channel to learn in more detail from successful applicants and programs. Link is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3OT2SjXiKxJC-y1aohfoZw
- When crafting your application, make sure your professional development opportunity:
- Contains computer science content.
- Addresses how to improve confidence and competence in teaching computer science.
- Creates new materials that can be brought directly back to the classroom or used elsewhere by anyone (open source).
- Has regional reach with the potential to scale nationally/internationally.
- Provides a hands-on experience and includes activities for participants that are interactive and allows them to manipulate the subject themselves.
- Addresses how you will develop and/or support a Community of Practice.
- Demonstrates a clear breakdown of how the funding will be used throughout the program
Financial Aid and Award Money:
Institutions in the US may receive the support of up to $35,000 (USD) each. A minimum of 10% of your funding must be allocated to communities of practice work.
Deadline to apply for the scholarship is Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 11:59 PM GMT.
For questions, you can email us at cs4hs-at-google.com. Please specify your region/country in your email so that we can respond accurately.