Building Teacher Confidence in Computer Science/Cyber Security (T3C)

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Now more than ever, educators need to be tech savvy – and train up our students to be safe and responsible as they learn to use computers to learn and create! Augusta University and the Department of Defense want to help you learn how and what to teach about computer science and cybersecurity.   

As a P-12 educator, we invite you to join us at Augusta University in June 2021 for Building Teacher Confidence in Computer Science/Cybersecurity (T3C) to learn how and what to teach about computer science and cybersecurity with confidence!  This professional development opportunity is made possible by a Department of Defense sponsored grant for P-12 teachers to: 

  • learn basic computer science content knowledge, 
  • identify of PK-12 instructional resources for teaching computer science across all subjects, 
  • align instructional resources with Georgia PK-12 Computer Science standards.

Participants will receive:

  • Augusta University faculty-created resources and experiential learning;
  • Collaboratively developed instructional resources in your content area;
  • Teaching practice with master computer science endorsed K-12 colleagues;
  • Materials and supplies to conduct the program’s hands-on activities;
  • Support through Fall 2021 with cohort check-ins and professional learning.

The grant covers tuition and associated fees for the first of the three courses in the Computer Science Endoresement. In addition, upon successful completion, participants will receive a stipend that will offset any remaining costs (e.g. University Application Fees). Note: This program is competitive and can only accept a maximum of 25 students.

If you have questions about applying for this fantastic opportunity, please contact Dr. Ashley Gess, Assistant Professor of STEM/STEAM education ( ; 706-737-1496).