What is provided?

Infosys Foundation USA will host the Pathfinders Summer Institute 2021, an immersive 5 days of online professional development in Computer Science and Making from July 18-23, 2021. The CSAwesome team is proud to announce that we will be one of many curriculum providers participating in this event! Apply here.

Teachers attending the CSAwesome Pathfinders professional development immersion experience will:

  • learn to use the CSAwesome curriculum to teach College Board's AP Computer Science A (Java) course

  • be part of a professional learning community, supported by a PD facilitator experienced with CSAwesome

  • receive support from an online discussion forum

  • have access to the CSAwesome student curriculum and teacher materials (e.g. discussion forum, lesson plans, & teacher guides)

The professional development is 40-60 hours total: Teachers will complete 40 hours of the CSAwesome PD over the course of 5 days. New to Java teachers will be invited to participate in 20 hours of pre-work before the immersion week event.

How much does it cost?

The CSAwesome Pathfinders course costs $969 per teacher. A 70% grant from Infosys Foundation USA will cover $679 for U.S. K-12 public school teachers and the remaining $290 must be raised through school/district/ PTA or personal funding. Any public high school teacher can also use DonorsChoose.org to raise funds. Learn more at InfyPathfinders.org.

Note: CSAwesome will offer scholarships to the first 5 eligible public school teachers that apply and are accepted for the Pathfinders Summer Institute. More information here.

Eligibility & Application

Preference will be given to teachers who...

  • are public high school teachers, teaching in grades 9-12

  • are planning to teach the CS A course in the 2021-22 academic year

  • are new to CS A and Java programming, but have some programming experience, such as training in AP CSP

Apply Now! Applications for the Pathfinders Summer Institute are now open. All public high school teachers are invited to apply. Special consideration will be given to high-needs schools, teachers from underrepresented communities, those new to teaching CS, and districts demonstrating significant commitment to these subjects.

Note: If you are applying for a CSAwesome scholarship to attend the Pathfinders Summer Institute, you will need to complete both the Pathfinders application and the CSAwesome scholarship application.

Reminder : Select "CSAwesome" as your course selection on the application

You'll also need to upload a completed Administrator Letter of Support

Click the link above to download the draft copy, edit the text, and save as a text file with your school's letterhead to upload during the application process.

Applications are due by May 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET.

Questions? Please contact us at info@csawesome.org