Regional Partner Term Sheet
Regional Partner Commitment
- Provide a dedicated Regional Partner Program Manager who will participate fully in the Program Manager onboarding & ongoing program management responsibilities (at least 0.65 of an FTE’s time - this can be shared across one or more staff members from the organization. Program Manager Job Description can be found here.
- Meet with your Code.org Regional Manager at least once a month.
- Attend virtual meetings with other Program Managers run by Code.org (roughly once a month).
- Attend a 5-day Code.org Regional Partner Program Manager Onboarding (Summer 2019, Dates and Location TBD)
- Attend all Code.org Regional Partner Summits during the length of the partnership (usually twice a year in the spring and fall, additional summits may be added as needed).
- Attend and support local workshops.
- Organize and host quality, local workshops for teachers implementing Code.org’s K-12 program, with Code.org-accredited facilitators.
- Summer 2019: Host or support local summer workshops for CS Fundamentals, CS Discoveries and CS Principles professional learning program for your region's teachers.
- Fall 2019: Host workshops for administrators and counselors workshops of teachers interested (or participating) in Code.org's professional learning programs.
- Fall 2019 - Spring 2020: Host one-day CS Fundamentals workshops, CS Discoveries and CS Principles academic year workshops.
- Organizing workshops includes, but is not limited to: creating workshops and taking attendance in Code.org’s workshop dashboard, recruiting teachers using Code.org’s teacher application system, securing a venue, ordering food, and ordering supplies.
- Use Code.org’s dashboard to set up and run Code.org professional learning workshops, beyond the term of the original agreement.
- Develop a plan to expand K-12 computer science to underrepresented schools that do not offer computer science.
- Recruit and establish partnerships with local districts and schools who can commit to send teachers to computer science professional learning workshops.
- Recruit at least 8, and up to 32, K-5 teachers per workshop, for a total of at least 100 K-5 teachers annually, who all intend to implement CS Fundamentals in their classroom.
- Recruit a cohort of at least 16 and up to 32 teachers per 6-12 professional learning program, who are all committed to implementing the program in the following school year.
- Recruit individuals for Code.org’s Facilitator Development Program.
- Work with Code.org to review, interview, and accept facilitators for Code.org’s Facilitator Development Program.
- Contract with and compensate local Code.org-accredited facilitators to lead the K-12 professional learning workshops.
- Build, grow and sustain a local community of computer science educators (or join an existing community)
- Promote the December Hour of Code campaign locally.
- Organize and host a minimum of 4 community meet ups for CS educators, tech industry employees, and CS faculty from local universities. All K-12 teachers attending CS Fundamentals, CS Discoveries and CS Principles workshops should be invited.
- Use existing funding and finance infrastructure to cover up-front workshop costs and pay facilitators and teachers prior to Code.org reimbursement.
- Establish and implement an annual fundraising plan and goals to ensure Code.org professional learning program is fully funded locally by June of 2020 through any combination of state or federal funding, district cost recovery (i.e, fee-for-service), and corporate or foundation grants or sponsorships.
- Collaborate with Code.org to mutually determine the appropriate level of Code.org funding needed for the following year by evaluating funding needs and funding opportunities, including fee-for-service, in the region that can support and sustain this work.
- Establish and meet detailed metrics on growth of number of participating teachers and students in the region, implementation of courses, diversity, and quality of workshops.
- Commit to ongoing communication with Code.org on metrics and model improvements, as necessary.
- Complete all components of the annual report to help Code.org evaluate Regional Partner's individual growth against initial expectations and agreements.
- Long-term: Provide data and metrics on Code.org professional learning to Code.org on an annual basis beyond the term of the original agreement.
- Pay for round-trip airfare, hotel, and meals during Regional Partner Program Manager Onboarding and Regional Partner Summits for one Program Manager.
- Host Code.org Regional Partner Summits during the length of the partnership (usually twice a year in the spring and fall, additional Summits may be added as needed).
- Design and manage Facilitator application process in collaboration with the Regional Partner.
- Pay for round-trip airfare, hotel, meals, and stipend during Facilitator Training events for new facilitators.
- Host Facilitator Training Events.
- Provide ongoing support and training to facilitators.
- Provide promotional materials to assist in community-building, teacher recruitment and district recruitment.
- Code.org will promote CS Fundamentals Workshops on the Code.org website.
- Where Code.org has existing relationships, introduce the Regional Partner to local school districts interested in bringing computer science workshops to their teachers.
- Provide support and guidance from a dedicated Code.org Regional Manager.
- Coach and provide tools for the Regional Partner on teacher recruitment, facilitator capacity, funding, regional CS expansion, workshop quality, diversity, and community building.
- Authorize use of the “Code.org Regional Partner” logo on promotional materials developed by the Regional Partner.
- Support an online community for all professional learning programs.
- Support the Regional Partner community.
- Code.org will provide specific funding for each program (K-5 and 6-12) as outlined in a negotiated budget.
- For each cohort of 6-12 teachers (CS Discoveries and CS Principles), Code.org will work with the Regional Partner to determine how much funding to provide based on demonstrated need to cover the following: an onsite staffer, facilitator compensation, food, and venue. Code.org will fund up to 2 cohorts of 32 teachers per cohort for CS Discoveries and CS Principles as long as the following requirements are met:
- Minimum of 16 teachers participate in the local summer workshop
- Teachers meet the qualifications in Code.org’s teacher application rubrics
- For each CS Fundamentals workshop, Code.org will provide a per teacher stipend to help cover the following: facilitator compensation and food. Code.org will fund all CS Fundamentals workshops, provided the following requirements are met:
- Minimum of 8 teachers attend per workshop
- Teachers meet the program requirements
- Provide lump sum funding for workshop supplies and minor printing needs for the year, curriculum guides for teachers, and a virtual curriculum guide containing course lesson plans, certificates of completion, and classroom supplies for some activities.
- Collaborate with the Regional Partner to mutually determine the appropriate level of Code.org funding needed for the following year by evaluating funding needs and funding opportunities in your region that can support and sustain this work.
- Evaluate Regional Partner success based on shared metrics such as growth of teachers and students in the region, implementation of courses, diversity, workshop surveys, teacher participant data, and quality of workshop.
Program and Curricula Content
- Code.org commits to providing K-12 computer science curricula at no cost and will continue updating content as necessary.
- Code.org will continue to provide high quality content for the professional learning programs at no cost to Regional Partners.
- We will work together to ensure that these professional learning programs are fully funded by means other than Code.org before the July 2020.
- The vision is long-term funding will come from federal, state or local sources. We expect Regional Partners will lead the fundraising in your local area. Code.org can provide guidance, introductions, sample grant applications, etc. as needed, and establish the Regional Partner as a Code.org-accredited provider. In some regions, Code.org may also be able to connect Regional Partners to local funders.
- We will collaborate to establish your organization as a certified Regional Provider of computer science Professional Learning, so teachers from local districts can receive formal credit for participating in workshops.
- We will cooperate to identify, recruit, build and maintain local facilitator capacity. Facilitators need to meet Code.org’s established selection criteria and maintain "good standing".
- We will collaborate (within the legal constraints of the respective organizations) on K-12 computer science policy-related matters that our respective organizations are working on in the state.
We view this as a long-term partnership.
We see your organization joining a network of organizations supporting a nationwide movement to build local computer science hubs. We hope to find many ways beyond the scope of this document to cooperate in spreading computer science in K-12 schools.
This is not a binding document. Code.org may change some of these terms in subsequent years.
Next Steps: If your organization agrees to these terms, please complete an application to become a Code.org Regional Partner.