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Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) is the largest educational nonprofit in Silicon Valley. Our mission is to deliver and advocate for STEM education that inspires students, who lack access and opportunities, to succeed in college and careers. We are guided by the belief that all students are capable of pursuing higher education and boosting their future economic mobility regardless of their background. SVEF has an established legacy of providing proven STEM programs and being profoundly committed to empowering students to graduate high school career and college ready. The impact of our work is evident in our strong partnerships with districts and donors in closing the achievement gap and the creation of a workforce that has the skills to meet 21st century needs.

[Computer Science] Innovate Teacher


Silicon Valley Education Foundation has been partnering with school districts since 2008 to offer

direct-service classes. [CS] Innovate, [CS]I uses a curriculum written by Microsoft and curated by

our highly experienced curriculum team.

[CS]I offers programs for rising 6th-10th graders.

Why [CS] Innovate?

  • Help students prepare for high school level computer science using a unique hands-on curriculum.

  • Provide high quality instruction support with project-based learning.

  • Professional development offers new tools and strategies for Common Core teaching.


Each class is held at a specific site determined by each district.

The 18-24-day programs will run approximately mid-June through the end of July.

Each session runs on average from 3.5-5 hours a day, but are determined by district needs.


  • Implement the program with fidelity and adopt instructional practices that best address the learning needs of students. This includes providing constructive feedback to students and scoring student projects according to [CS]I rubrics.

  • Complete evaluation and data collection requirements such as administering pre and post student assessments and attitudinal surveys and a teacher post-implementation debrief.

  • Integrate technology to strengthen access to online curriculum and tools.

  • Track attendance and communicate student concerns with families and [CS]I staff as appropriate.

  • Be on campus 15 minutes before class begins and 15 minutes after.


  • California Teaching Credential.

  • SVEF fingerprinting required. District-specific fingerprinting may be required.

  • Experience teaching computer science is preferred but NOT required.

  • Required proof of TB test results and fingerprinting before working with students (costs reimbursed by SVEF). District-specific fingerprinting may be required.


Middle and High School Programs (201 and 202 and 300): $6,500* ($260 daily rate)

Longer High School Programs (300): $9,750* ($325 daily rate)

*Full compensation includes fulfillment of all PL and PLC dates, daily instruction, and required logistics. (Payroll taxes apply).

Referral Bonus: Receive a $100 bonus if you and a referred teacher complete the summer program.

Early Signing Gift: Sign up by January 22nd and receive two $50 gift cards.


1. Professional Learning

Attendance is required at all PL sessions. We will not cover transportation.

  • May 4th 8:30-2:00 pm, SVEF Office

  • May 9th, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Virtual

  • May 14th, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Virtual

  • May 18th, 8:30am-3:30pm, SVEF Office

2. Professional Learning Communities, Coaching Sessions and Asynchronistic Hours

Meet with your [CS]I coach and other teachers to sharecommon best practices. The PLC will meet once prior to the first day of class and then twice during the program

SVEF is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.


Apply here!

If you have any questions, please email

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