New Jersey Department of Education

Computer Science for All: Expanding Professional Learning-Year 1 of 2

Division: Teaching and Learning

Office:  Innovation

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The purpose of this two-year grant program, Computer Science (CS) for All: Expanding Professional Learning, is to expand access and opportunities for educators to participate in high-quality, standards-based professional learning experiences in Computer Science (CS) education by establishing programs at New Jersey Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to achieve the following outcomes:

Expand the existing network of CS hubs at geographically diverse New Jersey-based IHEs to provide high-quality, standards-based professional learning opportunities to K–12 educators at all stages of their careers and promote the expansion of CS education at partner Local Education Agencies (LEAs).

Ensure all K–12 students have equitable access to high-quality educators and therefore high-quality, standards-based CS education.

The CS hubs will participate in a CS statewide professional learning network to extend the NJDOE’s capacity to support CS education by building and leveraging key partnerships with stakeholders. As a member of a state-wide network of hubs, each hub will recommend participating teachers from partner Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to engage in statewide CS working groups. The CS working groups will include one teacher from each of the following grade bands: K–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12.

The “CS for All: Expanding Professional Learning” grant program is a limited competitive grant program open to two-year and four-year New Jersey-based IHEs who apply on behalf of a partnership that includes

a minimum of three New Jersey LEAs. The partnership must include at least one eligible LEA that received FY21 funds under Title I, Part A of the federal ESEA as amended by ESSA.

This is the first year of a two-year program. Each partnership may apply for up to $333,335 in Year 1. Up to 3 awards will be made on a regional basis.

Based on the availability of FY22 state appropriations this first year of the two-year grant program will begin June 1, 2022 and end on March 31, 2023.

Eligible Agencies: 2 and 4 Year Institutions of Higher Learning in Partnership with at least 3 NJ LEAs


Approximate Number of Awards: 3      Grant Program Type:  Competitive

Total Amt. Available: $1,000,005        Application Due Date:  4/5/2022

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