Coding Across the Disciplines - Program for Teachers

Coding Across the Disciplines is a professional development program at Texas State for public and private K-12 school teachers. Participating teachers will earn up to $900 in stipends for participation in various components of the program, and all costs will be reimbursed.

Eligibility criteria:

Currently practicing K-12 teachers of ALL disciplines WITHOUT current certification in 8-12 Computer Science
Must be willing and able to complete 60 hours (minimum) of continuing education in computer science for teachers by August 1, 2017
Must be willing and able to complete 24 hours of face-to-face instruction during the summer at Texas State University (Jun 12 - 15, 2017 tentative). These 24 hours are included in the 60-hour total.
To participate, contact Dr. Aimee Roundtree at akr@txstate.edu, or 512.245.7668.

The program capacity is 20 teachers, 5 of whom we will support (through mentoring and cost reimbursement) to pursue Teacher Certification in Computer Science, Grades 8-12 by examination.

Courses of Study

We have designed four different tracks to help teachers meet the 60-hour goal:

  • Foundations Track
    • Foundations of CS for Teaching online course (36 hours, January 16 - March 10)
    • Multidisciplinary Summer Workshop at Texas State (24 hours)
    • (Teachers participating in our program must complete the verified certificate for the online course. The deadline for adding this certificate is Jan 30. Drs. Close and Roundtree are also enrolled in this course and are willing to provide assistance to any teachers who wish to enroll and catch up before Jan 30.)
  • Conference Track
  • Certification Track
  • Java Track
    • Keep Calm & Java On (44 hours, Feb 27 - Jun 1)
    • Multidisciplinary Summer Workshops at Texas State (24 hours)
Alternative Tracks

A teacher may compose an alternative track for achieving 60 hours of continuing education in computer science if none of the tracks listed above meet that teacher's needs. Alternative tracks must be submitted to the Project Director, Dr. Aimee Roundtree for approval. Verified statements of accomplishment will generally be required.

Acknowledgements

Coding Across the Disciplines is supported by WeTeach_CS, which is a program of The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for STEM Education, a research, teaching, and service unit of the College of Education.

Program Faculty

Dr. Aimee Roundtree, Associate Professor of English and Project Director

Dr. Hunter Close, Associate Professor of Physics and former High School Physics Teacher

Dr. Kristina Collins, Assistant Professor of Education and former High School Computer Science Teacher

Mr. Grayson Lawrence, Associate Professor of Art & Design

Dr. Ziliang Zong, Assistant Professor of Computer Science