Code.org is selecting United States based organizations, as partners, to help spread computer science in a local, sustainable fashion. The goal of the Regional Partner program is to help each organization establish itself as the K-12 computer science hub for their region, offering professional learning opportunities for teachers and building a strong local community. In the long run, the expectation is that each partner organization can sustain this work independently of Code.org.
To begin the partnership, each partner's Program Manager will attend our Regional Partner Summit, a fabulous experience designed to welcome Regional Partners to the extended Code.org family. In addition, we will provide funding based on demonstrated need to help each organization establish itself as a local Code.org Regional Partner.
The ideal Regional Partner is a U.S. based regional education unit, a non-profit, or a university with existing, positive relationships with nearby school districts and the local education community.
**We will open applications for new Regional Partners in Spring 2018. Check the map below to see if your region needs a partner. If it does, please submit an Interest Form. We will notify you when applications are open.
What we'd expect of you
Below is a list of program commitments:
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)
Attend our Regional Partner Summits in September and February and the 5-day Code.org TeacherCon with teachers from your region
Establish partnerships with local districts and schools to commit to send teachers to computer science professional learning workshops
Organize and host quality, local workshops for districts and schools implementing Code.org’s high school and middle school programs, with Code.org-accredited facilitators
Build, grow, and sustain a local community of computer science educators (or join an existing community)
Develop independent funding sources for the long-term sustainability of the work with Code.org's support
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
What Code.org will provide in return
Funding based on demonstrated need to cover the following: an onsite staffer during workshops, facilitator compensation, food, and venue for your work in the initial year(s)
Marketing your organization as the official Code.org Regional Partner for your state or region
Support and guidance from a dedicated Code.org Regional Manager
Coaching and tools to help with teacher recruitment, building facilitator capacity, funding, regional CS expansion, and community building and reputation
Click here to see a more detailed term sheet with program details.
Where does Code.org have partners?
Click on a location for more information on the region and the Regional Partner who serves that area.