Regional Partner Term Sheet

Your Commitment (Regional Partner)

Staffing

  • Provide a dedicated Regional Partner Program Manager who will participate fully in the Program Manager onboarding & ongoing program management responsibilities. (at least 0.5 of an FTE’s time - this can be shared across one or more staff members of your organization).
  • Meet with your Code.org Regional Manager at least once a month.
  • Attend our Regional Partner Program Manager Onboarding & Summit the week of September 25, 2017.
  • Attend our 3-day Regional Partner Summits every February and September.
  • Attend our 5-day Code.org TeacherCon with teachers and facilitators from your region in Summer 2018.

Workshops

  • Organize and host quality, local workshops for teachers implementing Code.org’s high school and middle school programs, with Code.org-accredited facilitators
    • In Year 1, this is for four 1-day professional learning workshops during the school year per course, to provide teachers who have attended our summer conferences with continuing professional learning during the school year. Timing of workshops could be adjusted to local needs.
    • In Year 2, this includes the 5-day summer experience and four 1-day follow-up workshops for each course. Organize and host workshops for counselors and administrators of teachers participating in or interested in participating in Code.org's professional learning programs.
  • Recruit, contract with, and compensate local Code.org-accredited facilitators to lead the professional learning workshops.
  • Use Code.org’s dashboard to set up and run Code.org professional learning workshops, beyond the term of the formal partnership.
  • Comply with the Code.org privacy policy.

Outreach

  • Develop a plan for expansion of local computer science.
  • Establish partnerships with local districts and schools to commit to send teachers to Computer Science professional learning workshops.
  • Recruit a cohort of 20-32 teachers per professional learning program, who are all committed to implementing the program in the following school year.
  • Participate in or lead advocacy/policy development (within the legal constraints of the organization) for K-12 Computer Science in the state in coordination with Code.org.

Community

  • Build, grow, and sustain a local community of computer science educators (or join an existing community).
    • In Year 1 (2018-19): organize informal, local meetups for educators, ideally together with a local university or corporation and promote the December Hour of Code campaign locally.
    • In Year 2 (2019-20): same commitments from Year 1, as well as organize and host a spring “CS Fair” for schools.
  • Connect with any CS Fundamentals facilitators in your region.

Funding

  • Use existing funding and finance infrastructure to cover up-front workshop costs and pay facilitators and teachers prior to Code.org reimbursement.

Metrics/Evaluation

  • 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 us evaluate your 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 formal partnership.

Code.org Commitment

Partner Development

  • Host facilitator training.
  • Pay for round-trip airfare, hotel, and meals during Program Manager onboarding, TeacherCon, and the Regional Partner Summits for one Program Manager.
  • Host the five-day Code.org TeacherCon for CS Principles and CS Discoveries in Year 1 of the partnership.
  • Host Regional Partner Summits each Fall and Spring.

Outreach

  • Provide promotional materials to assist in community building, teacher recruitment, and district recruitment.
  • Where we have existing relationships, introduce the Regional Partner to local school districts interested in bringing computer science workshops to their teachers.
  • 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, and community building and reputation.
  • Authorize use of the “Code.org Regional Partner” logo on promotional materials the Regional Partner develops.

Community

  • Support an online community for all programs.
  • Support the Regional Partner community.

Funding

  • For each cohort of teachers, Code.org will work with the partner to determine how much funding to provide based on demonstrated need to cover the following: an onsite staffer, facilitator compensation, food, and venue (see example budget here). You may work out a different schedule of workshops with the local school districts, as long as it’s within these costs.
  • Provide access to workshop supplies as well as materials for teachers such as a virtual curriculum guide containing course lesson plans, certificates of completion, and classroom supplies for some activities.

Metrics/Evaluation

  • Evaluate your success based on shared metrics (noted above) -- growth of number of teachers and students in the region, implementation of courses, diversity, and quality of workshops.

Joint Commitment

  • We will cooperate together to transition your work to 100% local funding by Year 3 of the partnership. Our vision for this is that the long-term funding comes from state or local sources but we expect that you will lead the fundraising in your local area. We can provide guidance, introductions, sample grant applications, etc. as needed, and establish you as a Code.org-accredited provider. In some regions, we may also be able to connect you 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.
  • We will cooperate to identify, recruit, build, and maintain local facilitator capacity. Facilitators need to meet Code.org’s established selection criteria.

We will cooperate together to transition your work to 100% local funding by year 3 of the partnership. Our vision for this is that the long-term funding comes from state or local sources but we expect that you will lead the fundraising in your local area. We can provide guidance, introductions, sample grant applications, etc. as needed, and establish you as a Code.org-accredited provider. In some regions, we may also be able to connect you 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. We will cooperate to identify, recruit, build and maintain local facilitator capacity. Facilitators need to meet Code.org’s established selection criteria.

We view this to be a long-term partnership. We see your organization as 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. That could mean hosting workshops for elementary school teachers, cooperating on state-level policy efforts, and more. For now, we want to focus on a limited set of work to begin our relationship.

This is not a binding document. This is a new program, so 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.