About the Seasons of CS Stipend
In addition to participating in high-quality computer science professional learning activties at no cost, California educators may opt-in to receive a stipend for fully and actively participating in the Seasons of CS. Stipends are funded by the 2023 Educator Workforce Investment Grant for Computer Science. The amount of the stipends vary, based on the duration and intensity of the professional learning experience.
For the 3-hour Orientation Workshops, a participant can earn more than one stipend by fully and actively participating in more than one 3-hour Orientation Workshop.
We Appreciate Your Full and Active Participation!
The Seasons of CS workshops are designed to provide you with a quality professional learning experience that features an equity-minded focus on the California K-12 CS Standards, which include seven core practices “in which students actively engage…” while learning the standards:
Stipend Payment Timeline
3-Hour Orientation Workshops
Stipend payments of $125/workshop are processed after you complete the 3 hours of synchronous and asynchronous work associated with your Orientation Workshop.
July 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023 Workshop Completion Date: Payment will occur by December 31, 2023.
October 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023 Workshop Completion Date: Payment will occur by March 31, 2024.
January 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024 Workshop Completion Date: Payment will occur by June 30, 2024.
April 1, 2024 - May 30, 2024 Workshop Completion Date: Payment will occur by August 31, 2024.
All synchronous and asynchronous work must be completed and verified for a stipend to be paid. No partial payments will be processed. For the 3-hour Orientation Workshops, a participant can earn more than one stipend by fully and actively participating in more than one 3-hour Orientation Workshop.
Academic Year Workshop Workshops
All stipends will be paid upon completion of the ongoing Academic Year Workshops (occurring August 1, 2023 - Mar 2024). We anticipate the distribution of stipend payments to occur by April 30, 2024.
A Note Regarding AI Companions at Virtual Workshops
At our virtual computer science professional learning workshops, we prioritize fostering an interactive and collaborative environment. These workshops are designed not only to impart standards-based knowledge and skills but also to provide California K-12 educators with the invaluable opportunity to connect with their peers who share a passion for computer science and educational technology.