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.
- Meet with your region's dedicated Code.org Outreach Manager at least once a month.
- Attend two annual Regional Partner events in the spring and fall.
- Host local professional development workshops.
- Recruit diverse cohorts of teachers that are representative the region's racial and socioeconomic makeup.
- Organize and host quality, local workshops for teachers implementing Code.org’s K-12 program, with Code.org-accredited facilitators.
- Summer 2021: Host virtual or in-person local summer workshops for CS Fundamentals, CS Discoveries and CS Principles professional learning program for your region's teachers.
- Academic Year 2021-22: Host one-day virtual or in-person CS Fundamentals workshops, CS Discoveries and CS Principles.
- 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 K-12 teachers to participate in Code.org professional learning programs, 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.
- Employ 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 meet ups for CS educators, tech industry employees, and CS faculty from local universities.
- Use existing funding and finance infrastructure to cover up-front workshop costs and pay facilitators and teachers prior to Code.org funding being released.
- Establish and implement an annual fundraising plan to access state or federal funding, district cost recovery, and corporate or foundation grants or sponsorships.
- Collaborate with Code.org to identify teachers eligible to receive Code.org scholarships.
- 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.
- Complete an annual report to help Code.org evaluate Regional Partner's individual growth against goals established with the region's Outreach Manager.
- Provide each Regional Partner with a dedicated Code.org Outreach Manager to support onboarding and ongoing activities related to the partnership.
- Host Code.org Regional Partner Summits during the length of the partnership (usually twice a year in the spring and fall).
- Design and manage Facilitator application process in collaboration with the Regional Partner.
- Host Facilitator Training Events.
- Provide ongoing support and training to facilitators.
- Provide promotional materials to assist in community-building, teacher recruitment and district recruitment.
- Where Code.org has existing relationships, introduce the Regional Partner to local school districts interested in bringing computer science workshops to their teachers.
- 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 funding for each program (K-5 and 6-12) where needed and within specific criteria supporting equity and implementation.
- Maintain a marketplace where curriculum materials and Code.org branded swag is available free of cost for Code.org workshops.
- 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 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.