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Teach CS Grants

House Bill 33 of the 135th General Assembly allocated $8 million over two fiscal years to support K-12 computer science instruction through the Teach CS Grant Program, established by Section 3333.129 of the Ohio Revised Code. The goal of the Teach CS grant program is “increasing the number of existing teachers who qualify to teach computer science” through supplemental licensure, university endorsement programs, and alternative resident educator licenses. For educators seeking to complete these pathways, the grant funds can be used to cover their coursework, materials, and exams. Additionally, grant funds can be used for continuing education programs that offer professional development to existing teachers.
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Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN)

  • OSLN will be providing various professional learning courses using the curriculum.  In these workshops, educators will dive into the curriculum and receive supports as they implement in the classroom.
  • The exam preparation program will contain both synchronous and asynchronous components designed to prepare the educator to pass the OAE Computer Science exam.  Participants in this program will also be eligible for reimbursement of exam registration expenses.
  • Details on all of OSLN's offerings can be found here.  

LEGO® Education

  • At the early elementary level, teachers will use the LEGO® Coding Express kit to develop a foundation for computational thinking through play. 
  • Upper elementary through high school teachers will learn how to use the Spike Essentials and Spike Prime kits to expand student understanding of computer science concepts and potential career pathways. 
  • All teachers completing these courses will receive the corresponding kit for use in their classroom.
Upcoming Course Offerings
Questions? Please contact [email protected]

ESC's Project Innovation

  • Using Ozobot, Makey Makey, and Humingbird kits, Project Innovation will offer multiple courses for K-12 educators to help them embed design thinking, and computer science into the core curriculum.
  • Registration for the first summer session, Cardboard, Circuits, and Code, can be found here.
  • Information on the additional courses will be released soon.
The ESC of Central Ohio is partnering with the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) and Lego Education to offer computer science coursework opportunities, as well as its own Project Innovation computer science offerings, for Central Ohio educators.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Rob Niedermeyer at [email protected].