Regional Partner Program

About the Program is selecting United States based organizations, as partners, to help spread computer science in a local, sustainable fashion. The goal of the Regional Partner program is to help each organization establish itself as a local partner of the professional learning community, with an expectation that in the long-run each partner organization can sustain this work independently of

Each partner's program manager will attend our Program Manager Summit, a fabulous experience designed to welcome Regional Partners to the extended family. In addition, we will provide funding based on demonstrated need to help each organization establish itself as a local Regional Partner.

The ideal Regional Partner is a U.S. based regional education unit, a non-profit, or a university with existing, positive relationships with nearby school districts and the local education community. The application for new Regional Partners will open in April 2017. Please complete this interest form to be notified when the application launches.

What we'd expect of you

Below is a list of program commitments:

  • Provide a dedicated Regional Partner Program Manager who will participate fully in the Program Manager onboarding & on-going program management responsibilities (up to 0.5 of an FTE’s time - this can be shared across one or more staff members of your organization)
  • Attend our Program Manager Summit, Facilitation Summit and our 5-day TeacherCon with teachers from your state
  • Establish partnerships with local districts and schools to commit to send teachers to computer science professional learning workshops
  • Organize and host quality, local workshops for districts and schools implementing’s high school and middle school programs, with facilitators
  • Build, grow and sustain a local community of computer science educators (or join an existing community)
  • Develop independent funding sources for the long-term sustainability of the work (with's cooperation)

What will provide in return

  • Provide funding based on demonstrated need to cover the following: an onsite staffer, facilitator compensation, food, and venue for your work in the initial year(s)
  • Marketing your organization as the official Regional Partner for your region
  • Mentorship on how to work with and recruit school districts
  • Coaching and tools to help with teacher recruitment, building facilitator capacity, funding, regional CS expansion, and community building and reputation

Click here to see a more detailed term sheet with program details.

Where does have partners?

Each pin on the map below is a region where has a Regional Partner. Click on a pin for more information on the region served by the Regional Partner in that area.