Inspired by the success of past funding initiatives to train thousands of public school teachers, Infosys Foundation USA will host the Pathfinders Summer Institute 2018, a national convening for K-12 teacher education in computer science (CS) and making.
#InfyPathfinders will be an intensive week of in-person professional development at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) from July 15-20, 2018. Over 800 public school teachers from across the country will convene on the IUB campus for high-quality, hands-on training for K-12 CS and maker education. All tuition, airfare, room, and board for teacher participants will be paid. Funds from Infosys Foundation USA will be matched by schools, districts, and by individual donations through DonorsChoose.org in order to make it possible for teachers to attend the Pathfinders Summer Institute at no cost.
Participating curricular partners include Atlas Institute, Beauty and Joy of Computing, Bootstrap, Exploring Computer Science, KCI Computer Science Crash Course, Mobile CS Principles, Nextech, Project GUTS CS in Science, Stanford Logic Group, Tapestry Workshop, and UTeach CS Principles. In addition to teachers, school counselors will also attend to receive training from NCWIT’s Counselors for Computing (C4C) program on how to better support all students explore CS education and careers.
Applications for Pathfinders Summer Institute are now open. All K-12 public school teachers are invited to apply. Special consideration will be given to high-needs schools, teachers from under-represented communities, those new to teaching CS and making, and districts demonstrating significant commitment to these subjects. The last date to apply is Monday, April 2, 2018. Teachers and schools can register here.