Computer Science for Region 8 (CS4R8)

Project Period: January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022

Target Audience: Grades K – 8 Teachers

Funding Source: Virginia Department of Education

CS4R8 represents a partnership lead by Cumberland County Public Schools in partnership with Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP), and includes the Region 8 Professional Development Council. The grant funded project was developed to support professional development needs for K-8 teachers in Region 8 that could foster their content and pedagogical knowledge in computer science and enable them to develop lessons that integrate computer science into core content areas.

ITTIP and Longwood University faculty from the Mathematics and Computer Science department are collaborating on the following component of the project:

  • Train-the-Trainer (Grade K-8 teachers)
    • Participate in an 8-week online course to learn how to integrate computer science into the Virginia SOL (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022)
    • Participate in a 2-day training to develop modules to bring back to school divisions to train (i.e. train-the-trainer)
  • Computer Science Course (Grade K-8 teachers)
    • Participate in an online course for a more in-depth understanding of computer science concepts (Spring 2022)

Related Resources: CS4R8 Website

Recruitment: Flyer Fall 2020, Flyer Spring 2021, Flyer Fall 2021, Flyer Spring 2022