New Jersey Department of Education

Expanding Access to Computer Science Education: Professional Learning

Division: Academics and Performance

Office:  STEM

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The purpose of this NGO is to expand access and opportunities for educators to participate in high-quality professional learning experiences in CS education by establishing programs at New Jersey-based Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Establish a network of CS hubs at geographically diverse New Jersey-based IHEs to provide high-quality professional learning opportunities to K-12 educators at all stages of their careers and promote the expansion of CS education at partner school districts.
  • Ensure all K-12 students have equitable access to high-quality educators and therefore high-quality CS education.

This is a 17-month grant program – April 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022. The program will lead to establishing CS hubs at New Jersey-based IHEs to provide high-quality CS professional learning to educators in the region and promote the expansion of CS education at partner school districts. The CS hubs will participate in a CS state-wide professional learning network to extend the NJDOE’s capacity to support CS education by building and leveraging key partnerships with stakeholders. Approximately 3,000 students will receive equitable high-quality CS education as a result of implementing three CS hubs during the grant period. The number of students impacted by the awards will continue to increase each subsequent year during the career lifespan of the educators receiving professional learning at the CS hubs. The NJDOE expects to make three awards to New Jersey IHEs. Applicants may apply for up to $266,665 each.


Eligible Agencies: Institutions of Higher Education 

Approximate Number of Awards: 3

Grant Program Type: Competitive

Total Amt. Available: $799,995 

Application Due Date: 1/7/2021

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