A lot of people are looking for help getting professional development. I saw this on the CSTA mailing list and thought I should post it for people who have have missed it. Or who go searching for things like it later as they prepare to take on Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles in the next year. (Though deadlines for applications are not that far away – you’ve got about 3 weeks from today.)
As you may know, the Advanced Placement (AP) program's Summer Institutes
(APSIs -- www.collegeboard.org/apsischolarships) offer intensive professional development programs where teachers can network with peers and learn about tools and resources that inspire success in their AP classrooms.
To support the launch of the new AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course in fall 2016, the AP program is offering two different scholarships for teachers to attend an APSI in 2016.
Apply for these AP Computer Science Principles scholarship programs at www.collegeboard.org/cspscholarships by February 1, 2016.
The AP CSP scholarship covers the cost of tuition for an AP CSP Summer Institute for teachers of AP CSP in the 2016-17 academic year at schools where at least 51 percent of the student population consists of underrepresented minorities (African American, Hispanic/Latino, and/or Native American students) and/or at least 51 percent of the student population qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch.
The White House Initiative scholarship provides $1,000 toward AP Summer Institute tuition, travel, and expenses to AP CSP teachers in the 2016-17 academic year at schools where at least 51 percent of the student population consists of Hispanic/Latino students. AP is granting these scholarships as part of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
Please note that the scholarship funds can only be used toward an official AP Summer Institute; they cannot be used to fund AP Computer Science Principles professional development training offered by another organization.