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Develop with Swift Boot Camp
February 2021 - May 2021
Paid Instructional Opportunities
July 2021 - August 2021
Professional Learning Engagements
September 2021 - December 2021*
What Exactly is the Fellowship Program?
- Improve CS and coding learnign for high school students and youth in Chicago
Provide quality and comprehensive CS and coding curricula, resources, and suports that are culturally relevant and grounded in equity
- Cultivate instructional leadership across in-school and out-of-school spaces
- To develop a self-sustaining, and instructor-focused, structure of CS and coding professional learning community throughout the City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools
Benefits of Becoming A Fellow
- Competitive stipend for meeting program commitments.
Access to CECSE instructor loaner library of laptops, iPads, and additional instructional technology resources to support CS and Coding learning.
Access to Northwestern University teaching and learning resources, Apple's Teacher program, and a community of research practitioners to inform your work and instruction.
Access to comprehensive Swift curricula and resources personalized for CPS and Chicago youth, educators, and classrooms.
Who Should Apply?
The Educator Fellowship program application is open to anyone in Chicago Public Schools, and in the City of Chicago, who has deep appreciation and passion for CS and coding learning and education. Preference will be given to applicants who meet or exceed our qualifications below, and priority given to applicants who make a commitment to implement a swift program and course during their fellowship year.
Applicants must demonstrate the following
Prior, or current, instructional experience in computer science, coding, science, technology, or math.
Strong interest and commitment to develop knowledge and skills to support student learning and engagement in CS and coding.
Commitment to fully engage each phases of the fellowship program.
CPS Teachers and Technology Coordinators, that become fellows, must demonstrate commitment and support from their school's leadership to implement the course during SY21-22 or SY22-23.
Out-of-school Instructors that become fellows, must demonstrate commitment and support from their organization's leadership to implement a CS and coding program during SY21-22 or SY22-23.
Competency with technology and virtual meeting tools.
Strong time management skills.