Sponsorships

Grow your reputation with a diverse audience of K-12 computer science educators and stakeholders

Support the Future of CS Learning

Be a part of a first-of-its-kind professional learning experience centered on building prosperous K-12 CS programs

CS PD Week will attract a variety of educational professionals who are passionate about teaching, computer science, and professional growth. The knowledge these dedicated educators acquire will directly impact K-12 students across the state and inspire tomorrow’s skilled workforce.

Your support will ensure this formative experience remains affordable and accessible, while offering you an opportunity to build your reputation and brand recognition with a diverse set of CS educators and stakeholders.

Questions? Contact Sarah Phelps (sphelps@ltcillinois.org) to learn more and lock in your spot as a CS PD Week sponsor.

Sponsorship Information

Date: July 17-23, 2023  Location: Bloomington Junior High School | Bloomington, IL  Promotional Video: https://ltc.site/cspdweekvideo

Why Choose CS PD Week

The Current State of CS Learning in Illinois

Careers in computing are growing faster than any other employment category. In Illinois alone, 24,450 computing jobs open each month, despite fewer than 3,000 computer science graduates entering the statewide workforce each year.

At the same time, only 47% of Illinois high schools currently offer computer science courses – well below the national average. Where CS courses are offered, students of color, women, and low income students participate at markedly lower rates.

A Step Toward a CS-Powered Future

The need for broader, more equitable access to CS education is clear – and CS PD Week is how Illinois’ statewide K-12 community begins to close that gap.

Over the course of this 5-day event, new and experienced CS educators from around Illinois will:

  • Engage with current CS curriculum from top providers including Code.org
  • Build community and network with peers during shared meals and team-building activities
  • Discover strategies for expanding access to high- quality, inclusive computer science learning

Audience

Current K-12 educators (all experience levels) and educators interested in teaching CS in 2023-24.

 

 

Partnered for Success

To power this new initiative, the LTC has partnered with 3 statewide CS nonprofits, each committed to expanding student access to rigorous CS learning:

Sponsorship Levels

All sponsorships available on a first come, first served basis.

Sponsor Type Benefits Package Cost Availability
Full Track
Provides classroom space and peripherals for 30 attendees
Platinum $10,000 6
Scholarship
Covers one week of CS training and hotel costs for one educator
Gold $,2,500 3
Bytes
Provides snacks and other brain food for attendees
Gold $2,500 15
Attendee T-Shirts
Provides an event t-shirt for each participant
Silver $1,500 2
Social Event
Provides food, entertainment, and prizes for a social event
Silver $1,150 Unlimited
General
Provides cash donation, gift cards, or participant prize of $50 or more.
Bronze $500 or less
(or equivalent donation)
Unlimited
Sponsor TypeBenefits PackageCostAvailability
Full Track
Provides classroom space and peripherals for 30 attendees
Platinum$10,0006
Scholarship
Covers one week of CS training and hotel costs for one educator
Gold$,2,5003
Bytes
Provides snacks and other brain food for attendees
Gold$2,50015
Attendee T-Shirts
Provides an event t-shirt for each participant
Silver$1,5002
Social Event
Provides food, entertainment, and prizes for a social event
Silver$1,150Unlimited
General
Provides cash donation, gift cards, or participant prize of $50 or more.
Bronze$500 or less
(or equivalent donation)
Unlimited

Benefits Packages

All sponsorship levels include additional opportunities to elevate your business or organization’s reputation among attendees.

Platinum
  • All Gold level benefits
  • Large name & logo on event t-shirt
  • Large name & logo on event banner
Gold
  • All Silver level benefits
  • Medium name & logo on event t-shirt
  • Medium name & logo on event banner
  • Opportunity to address participants during one meal/social event
Silver
  • All Bronze level benefits
  • Small name & logo on event t-shirt
  • Small name & logo on event banner
  • Social media recognition & thank-you
  • Marketing material included in swag bag
  • Name & logo included in select conference emails
Bronze
  • Name & logo included on event website

Take the Next Step

Make a lasting impact with today’s students & be a part of Illinois’ CS-powered future

Contact Sarah Phelps (sphelps@ltcillinois.org) for more information on becoming a CS PD Week sponsor.