With a year of social distancing and virtual communication under our belts, we have no doubts just how essential technology is to our daily lives. For the past year, tech-as-learning-tools have been front and center — and they’re likely to remain, even as students and teachers head back to the classroom! This summer is the perfect time to learn new computer science skills, hone your expertise, and connect virtually with educators across the country.
The Pathfinders Summer Institute is a 5-day, virtual professional development conference that helps K–12 teachers across the country up their computer science and maker ed skills. Want to learn skills and tips to bring computer science into your English or Social Studies class? Looking to blow your students away with new cricut engineering skills? How about building confidence in teaching your remote learners robotics? Pathfinders has it, and a dozen other courses.
Infosys Foundation USA will triple donations to help DonorsChoose teachers access CS and maker education professional development opportunities through the virtual Pathfinders Institute this July.
Don’t take our word for it! Last year, 280 teachers representing 46 states attended the virtual Pathfinders Winter Institute, and 99.5% said they would participate in a future Pathfinders event! From connecting with fellow educators to learning new ideas they could implement in class the very next day, teachers new and experienced alike valued the hands-on PD approach.
Even better: You can create a DonorsChoose project to fund the cost, and the Infosys Foundation USA will match every donation by 3X. That means a $10 donation turns into $30, $25 turns into $75, and so on.
To get started, take a look at the extensive list of courses on the Pathfinders website, then visit our help center to find out how to apply to Pathfinders before creating your DonorsChoose project.
To qualify for DonorsChoose funding, apply for the Pathfinders Summer Institute by May 14, 5PM EDT and submit your project to DonorsChoose by May 17.