Launch_K5 CS

About R-STEM Launch K5 CS Program

Welcome to the Launch K5 CS Program! In collaboration with R-STEM and WeTeach_CS, we present a dynamic 3-day hybrid training initiative tailored for elementary educators like you. Our program is meticulously designed to equip you with the tools and expertise necessary to seamlessly integrate the latest Technology Applications TEKS into your classroom curriculum.

Throughout this comprehensive training, participants will delve into a spectrum of topics, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, and other essential technological concepts pertinent to elementary education. By actively engaging in hands-on activities, collaborative discussions, and interactive sessions led by seasoned facilitators, you'll gain invaluable insights into incorporating these concepts into your teaching practices.

Moreover, upon completion of the 2-day in-person workshop and the 1-day Canvas Course, each participant will receive up to $200 worth of materials to fortify their classroom instruction.

2024 R-STEM Launch K5 CS Program

Applications are now closed.

Program Details

  • Dates: July 23rd - July 24th (in-person) and July 25th (online)
  • Location: Rice University Campus
  • Materials for Grades K-2: Vex123 robots
  • Materials for Grades 3-5: micro:bits

Please make sure these dates work for you!

Due to funding restrictions, all applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or permanent resident to apply.

Benefits & Expectations

  • Seamlessly integrate new Technology Applications TEKS into your curriculum
  • Access expert-led sessions and hands-on activities
  • Receive $200 worth of materials upon completion
  • Tailored specifically for elementary educators
  • Aligns to the new Tech Apps TEKS required to be implemented by the 24-25 school year
  • Integrates computational thinking, computer science, cybersecurity, and AI into core curricula
  • Provides K-5 lessons (unplugged and plugged) for teachers to take back to their classrooms
  • Introduces block-based coding and physical computing to scaffold learning with students
Program Flyer

To view the Launch K5 CS program flyer see below.

Launch K5 Flyer

    R-STEM Launch K5 CS Program Administration

    If you have any questions about the R-STEM Launch K5 CS Program, you can contact the Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM).

    Brittany Templeton
    Assistant Director for Computer Science and Mathematics
    713-348-8218 | bt36@rice.edu

    *Program times, dates, locations, and compensation subject to change before the first day of the program.
    **Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident to apply.

    Contact Information

    Telephone: (713) 348-8211
    Fax: (713) 348-3825

    Mailing Address

    Office of STEM Engagement
    Rice University
    P.O. Box 1892, MS-7836
    Houston, TX 77251-1892

    Street Address

    IBC Plaza Houston
    5615 Kirby Dr., Suite 730
    Houston, TX 77005-2445