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Computer Science Grants for Teachers Program

Computer Science Teacher Education (CSEd) Grant Program

The Computer Science Grants for Teachers Program, which funded approximately $440,000 in 2018, will continue in the 2018-19 fiscal year pursuant to CCR 301-100. Senate Bill 17-296, the Colorado Computer Science Teacher Education Grant Program, was passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2017 and the appropriation increased by $500,000 (HB 18-1322). Funds will be distributed to local education providers (LEPs), including school districts, BOCES, and district charter schools or Institute Charter Schools, for K-12 computer science teacher professional development. Approximately $880,000 is available for the 2018-19 school year for computer science teacher professional development. Championed by the Colorado State Board of Education, $500,000 for the 2018-19 fiscal year is intended for elementary computer science teacher professional development.

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Elementary Computer Science Professional Development Opportunities Now Available!

Computer science has the potential to open doors for Colorado students to engage in learning and prepare them for a bright future. Thanks to a collaboration between the state legislature and the Colorado State Board of Education, $500,000 has been made available to provide computer science learning opportunities to elementary teachers so children can develop an interest in this exciting area.

Any teacher interested in the professional development opportunities listed below, please notify your district administration. Local Education Providers (LEPs) must apply on behalf of teachers for these opportunities.

The Fall 2018 District Determined Computer Science Education K-12 Competitive Grant Application is now closed. More opportunities may be available in March 2019.

2017-18 Grant Awards

The CSEd grant for 2017-18 had two grant cycles to expend all grant funds. Some of the LEA's in the first grant cycle applied for and were granted additional funds.

Thirty-six Colorado school districts and one charter school received grant awards in 2018. Professional development plans included community college courses, in-district training, online courses, professional conferences, professional learning communities, and summer workshops.  For more information, you can view the 2018 Legislative Report.

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If you would like information about the CSEd grant or have questions please contact Chris Summers at  or 303-866-6576.

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