Last call: CS grant opportunity for grades K-8 teachers

Take two graduate courses in CS as part 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. Cohort 5 will be held fully online.

Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all spots are filled, or until May 1. 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.

This final cohort will take courses online in the summer of 2023 and have academic-year follow-up work in 2023-2024.

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 12-16 and June 19-23, mornings) and CS Pedagogy (TEAC 851L, June 12-16 and June 19-23, 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 to students at least once per week (or an after-school club)
  • agree to be part of the research project (completion of teacher questionnaires and surveys)
  • 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 (