This website will host content for teachers who are looking for instructional tools and materials to support the teaching and learning of CS curriculum and CS topics (e.g., Exploring Computer Science, AP CS Principles, cybersecurity, Java programming, etc.).
This site will offer resources on effective pedagogical models (e.g., classroom management, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Universal Design for Learning, etc.) to support the implementation of evidence-based best practices in the K-12 CS classroom.
As an additional benefit, CS teachers throughout the State of Illinois, and beyond, will find a space to collaborate, engage with, and support each other.
A cohort of ten (10) K-12 CS educators will be selected to inform the development and design processes of DPI’s Illinois CS Teacher Toolkit, as well as curate lessons, videos, student work samples (with parental consent), and other instructional materials and resources for educational use.
Our teacher-partners should be representative of the diversity of demographics (elem/HS, BIPOC, ELL, DL), experiences (PEL/CTE, primary content area, twice-new, thrice-new), geographies (urban/suburban/rural), and environmental structures (private/public/charter) of K-14 educators throughout the State of Illinois.
In exchange for their input and guidance, each participating teacher will receive a one-time stipend of $1,000.
January 2022 – May 2022
For full consideration, interested candidates must apply by December 23, 2021.