|Google Grants for Computer Science Education|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Tuesday, 11 December 2012|
Google is currently accepting applications for funds from its CS4HS program, which is intended to promote the teaching of Computer Science and Computational Thinking in the high school and middle school curriculum.
CS4HS, standing for Computer Science for High School, is a Google initiative to “train the trainer”. Money is awarded to university and colleges for running hands-on workshops to teach K-12 teachers how best to incorporate computer science into the curriculum.
Started as a joint effort between Carnegie Mellon University, UCLA, and University of Washington to help introduce high school and middle school CS teachers to new and exciting technologies, CS4HS subsequently expanded to include K-12 teachers in all subjects, pre-service teachers, principals, and counselors.
Its programs bring individuals together for a summer workshop lasting between 3 and 5 days with the goals of invigorating them about computer science and computational thinking, and to provide them with tools and networking opportunities to help them in the classrooms. Google provides funding to universities to develop the workshop and is committed to having its local employees participate in workshop sessions whenever possible.
2013 will be the fifth year for this program and its geographical coverage now includes United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, China, Australia and New Zealand.
The application process varies from region to region but in each case involves filling in a form in a single sitting.
According to the guidelines Google is looking for proposals that meet the following requirements:
Applications can be submitted up to the deadline of February 16, 2013 for grants of up to $15,000 per project.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 December 2012 )|