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Calling All Teacher Leaders: Apply to Serve as a Community Ambassador

Are you a PreK-12 teacher of computer science? Do other teachers look to you as a leader and a go-to source for incorporating CS into the classroom? Do you work with organizations to support CS in your community? If so, check out this new opportunity!

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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and CS for All Teachers are looking for teacher leaders to serve as 2020-21 Community Ambassadors for our virtual community of more than 7,000 members. As a CS for All Teachers Community Ambassador, you will serve in a variety of roles and receive ongoing support and professional development from AIR. 

Ambassador responsibilities:

  • Participating in an in-person planning meeting following the CSTA conference in Arlington, VA (date TBD depending on COVID-19 guidelines; travel to be covered by AIR/CS for All Teachers).*
  • Serving as a virtual facilitator for a CS for All Teachers’ discussion group. 
  • Planning and hosting webinars on CS topics you’re interested in for community members. 
  • Writing blog posts about CS education in PreK-12 classrooms. 
  • Creating multimedia presentations.
  • Facilitating Twitter chats. 
  • Promoting community activities through your social media channels.
  • Collaborating with the AIR team.

*Participation in the in-person planning meeting is preferred but not required. 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in professional and/or community leadership. 
  • Understanding of CS for All Teachers’ mission and resources, and what you may bring to the role of Community Ambassador.
  • Passion for CS. 
  • Diverse perspectives from within CS. 

To be considered, please submit an application via this Google form by Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. A group of semifinalists will be selected using a blind review of applications; semifinalists will then go through a second application round. Additional information and details will be provided at that time. If selected, you will receive a stipend for serving the one-year Community Ambassador term. 

CS for All Teachers is supported by the National Science Foundation and managed by AIR. 

Have questions? Contact us at csforallteachers@air.org.