Data Collection Projects
New to CSA Teacher?
CSAwesome Research Project
New to CSA Teachers | Apply to receive FREE CSAwesome Professional Development and stipends
Are you a teacher transitioning from teaching AP CSP to AP CSA? Will you be teaching AP CS A for the first time in the next academic year? Are you new to Java programming?
We have a National Science Foundation Research Practitioner Partnership (RPP) grant for 2021-2022 and are studying new to CSA teachers and students and their transition from CSP to CSA. For eligibility information and to apply, please visit our Scholarships page. Accepted teachers who are new to CSA and complete the research requirements below will receive free professional development and be given a stipend(s) of $750.00.
Research Project Overview
Teachers participating in the research project will complete the following tasks:
Complete a pre-PD survey
Complete the PD
Complete a post-PD survey
Make a copy of the course and have your students enroll in it and use the CSAwesome curriculum and lesson plans.
Have your students take the pre-survey, pre-test, and post-test built into the curriculum
Collect research consent forms from your students
Complete a post-course survey
Have your students complete a post-course survey
If sampled, teachers will have opportunity to participate in interview(s) throughout the academic year. In addition to the PD stipend, teachers will be given a $50.00 stipend for each interview they participate in.
CSAwesome Program Evaluation Project
The CSAwesome project conducts ongoing program evaluation to better understand how we can improve our curriculum while making CSAwesome accessible to all. All teachers implementing the CSAwesome curriculum are eligible to volunteer. Those who volunteer to participate in the program evaluation project will collect and submit student academic year data. There is no stipend or compensation for participation.