Funded applications will be measured as follows:
- Your professional development opportunity must include sessions that can be directly mapped to the relevant computer science/computer science related curriculum e.g. Digital Technologies curriculum.
- Your professional development opportunity may target both in-service teachers and pre-service teachers.
- Your professional development opportunity must contain hands-on activities that teachers can replicate in their classroom.
- Your professional development opportunity may be targeted at either primary school or high school teachers.
- Please consider how your workshop will address inclusion and access. This will be taken into account during the review process.
Best practices for crafting your application
Remember to include these key elements in your PD program:
- computer science content
- how educators will improve their confidence and effectiveness in teaching computer science
- content that meets the local needs of educators with the potential to scale nationally and/or internationally
- hands-on experience for participants that is interactive and allows them to manipulate the subject themselves
- how you will develop and/or support an ongoing network of CS educators through a community of practice
- a clear breakdown of how funding will be used throughout the program
- resources for educators and other PD providers to use in their local communities
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