The National Science Foundation seeks proposals to implement researcher-practitioner partnerships that provide opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school students to participate in computer science and computational thinking education in their schools.
There is a priority to significantly address groups traditionally underrepresented or underserved in computing including African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and women.
Project activities should foster design, implementation, scale, and research in one of three following strands:
• High school: provide preparation, professional development, and ongoing support to teachers to enable them to teach rigorous computer science courses.
• Prekindergarten through grade 8: design, develop, and pilot instructional materials that prepare teachers to integrate computer science and computational thinking into prekindergarten through grade 8 classrooms.
• Prekindergarten through grade 12 or prekindergarten through grade 14 pathways: support school districts in developing policies and supports for incorporating computer science and computational thinking across all grades and potentially into introductory levels at community or four-year colleges and universities.
Eligible applicants are US institutions of higher education, nonprofit and nonacademic organizations, for-profit organizations, and state and local governments. Cost sharing and matching are not required. Applications must be submitted online.
Eligibility: Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award: Awards range from $300,000 to $2 million.
Deadline: Applications are due May 9 and February 12.
More Information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18537/nsf18537.htm