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Recommendation Form for Teacher Professional Development Opportunity
A teacher from your school or school district has applied to participate in a professional development opportunity. We are asking school administrators to endorse the teacher's participation. The program is described below. Starting on the next page you will be asked to provide some supporting information.
Through funding from the National Science Foundation (Grant #1738760), the CRoCS (Culturally Responsive o Computer Science) project,
, at Clemson University and collaborating partners will offer a professional development opportunity for South Carolina teachers during the summer of 2020.
We seek a diverse cohort of enthusiastic teachers from a variety of educational backgrounds to participate in professional development workshop. Teachers should be scheduled to teach an introductory CS course during the 2020-2021 school year. Preference will be given to those who are teaching an introductory CS course for the first time.
CRoCS Professional Development Workshop
• Will be June 9th – 12th from 8am - 4:30pm each day on the campus of Clemson University.
• This summer's workshop will be created and facilitated by the CRoCS project team. We are working to develop activities and modules to deepen understanding of computer science content as well as pedagogy.
• The workshop will:
o Focus on computer science content
o Focus on culturally responsive pedagogy
o Engage teachers in a scaffolded series of mini-projects
o Provide hands-on experience with programming concepts and constructs
o Provide a forum for teachers to share experiences and lessons learned
o Discuss, review and evaluate resources for teaching CS that cover SC CS standards
Participants will receive a $1000 stipend. Travel and meals will be covered by the grant. Lodging will also be provided for participants who live more than 45 minutes from Clemson, SC.
Teachers who wish to participate should complete this application form and must also ask their supervising administrator or principal to complete this endorsement form, stating that the teacher is or will be scheduled to teach the associated course in the upcoming academic year.
For full consideration, please apply by February 10, 2020. We plan to notify first-round applicants by February 28, 2020. We will continue to fill from a waitlist as openings arise.
For questions about this professional development opportunity, please contact
• Clemson University School of Computing
• Clemson University College of Education
• Anderson School District Five
• Pickens County Schools
• South Carolina Coalition for Mathematics and Science (SCCMS)
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