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2019 CSTA/Infosys Foundation USA
Awards for Teaching Excellence

The Awards for Teaching Excellence are designed to recognize outstanding teaching by K–12 computer science teachers. Winners demonstrate their excellent work inspiring students to explore the computer science field; effectively engage students in learning rigorous, standards-aligned, computer science content; and a focus on broadening participation of underrepresented students in computing. Applications are open now and must be completed by 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone on April 14.

New this year: We have dramatically simplified the application process to make it easier for teachers to apply. We think it should take no more than 45 minutes to complete the application. You only will have to submit letters of recommendation if you move on to the second round.


Start an Application

 

Nominate a Teacher

 

Winners of the award will receive:

  • A $5,000 award

  • An all expenses paid trip to the 2019 CSTA Annual Conference and recognition on stage during the opening keynote of the conference

  • A featured article that shares their work in the CSTA Voice

 

Starting in 2019, up to five runners up will also be recognized, receiving:

  • A $1,000 award

  • A featured article that shares their work in the CSTA Voice

 

Applications will be reviewed based on the following rubric:

 

Criteria

Avg (2)

Excellent (5)

The applicant is an inspirational teacher

There is a single example of how the teacher has inspired students to study computer science. (attitudes and beliefs)

There is clear evidence from multiple sources of how the teacher has inspired students to study computer science.

The applicant is an effective and engaging computer science teacher

Evidence of student growth of CS knowledge and skills while a part of the teacher’s class, including intentional use of at least one engagement practice in the classroom to impact student learning.


(Important that clear CS concepts are part of the class)


Evidence of student growth of CS knowledge and skills while a part of the teacher’s class, including intentional use of multiple engagement practices in the classroom to impact student learning.


The examples highlight trends for groups of students, not just individual achievements.

The applicant intentionally broadens the participation of underrepresented students in computing.

Evidence of broadening participation is provided for one or more underrepresented groups

Evidence of broadening participation is provided for multiple underrepresented groups, tied to intentional strategies implemented by the applicant to do so.

 

The support for this award was generously provided by the Infosys Foundation USA.

 

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