AIR@NE grant offers three free graduate courses, robotics supplies

Apply now to be a part of the fourth and final cohort of CSForAll: Adapt, Implement, and Research at Nebraska (AIR@NE), an NSF-funded grant that examines the adaptation and implementation of a validated K-8 Computer Science curriculum in diverse school districts. The application for Cohort 4 is now open!

Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 2022. Please forward this notice to your K-8 computer science colleagues.

The grant expands the Research-Practitioner Partnership between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) to other districts across Nebraska. The primary goal is to study how districts facing different contextual challenges, including rural schools, majority-minority schools, and Native American reservation schools, adapt the curriculum to fit local needs and strengths to broaden participation in computer science.


The fourth cohort will take courses online in the summer of 2022 and have academic-year follow-up work in 2022-2023.

What you will receive if selected:
*Tuition and fees for two graduate courses (except for the $50 graduate application fee) in Summer 2022: Introduction to Computer Science I for Teachers (CSCE 805T, June 13-17 and June 21-24, mornings) and CS Pedagogy (TEAC 851L, June 13-17 and June 21-24, afternoons); optional: tuition and fees for one graduate course the following summer
*$1,500 worth of computer science hardware and software (i.e. iPads, robotics)
*Funding to travel to one conference (e.g., NETA or CSTA)
*During academic year, attend five Saturday meetings and earn $100 per meeting
*Participation in a statewide community of K-8 computer science teachers, providing mutual support for teaching and learning computer science.


You must:
• be a K-8 Nebraska teacher
• teach at least one computer science class or after school robotics club to students at least once per week
• agree to be part of the research project (agree to observations, completion of questionnaires and surveys, and interviews and collect student data)
• have your principal/district support your teaching of computer science and participation in this grant

See the website for information on the application:

For more about personnel on this grant, see this UNL Research story (