In September 2022, the Computer Science Education program at UNI (CSEd@UNI), Central Rivers and Grant Wood AEAs, and the University of Virginia were awarded a CSForAll:RPP scale-up grant by the National Science Foundation.
This award is an expansion of CSEd@UNI’s existing Computer Science Endorsement program and will better serve teachers statewide by partnering with the AEAs to provide more local access to high-quality computer science instruction. Participants will complete computer science content and pedagogy coursework through UNI while participating in face-to-face communities of practice (CoPs) facilitated through the AEAs. These CoPs give the participants a peer support network and will aid in the development of a localized, community-based support network — something highly valued in the original grant work.
Participants who complete the program will earn the state of Iowa’s 5-12 CS Endorsement (#278).