Alliance Members

ECEP (Expanding Computing Education Pathways) is a National Science Foundation-funded Broadening Participation in Computing alliance to facilitate state-level computing education reforms. ECEP builds on five years of work by CAITE (Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education) and Georgia Computes! Each has been successful in facilitating state-level systemic change that has improved the quality of computing education, broadening participation in computing, and increasing the number of students in the pathway to computing and computing-intensive degrees. The ECEP Alliance includes 22 states – Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington – and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.

U.S. States & Territories

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Jeff Gray, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Alabama
  • Dawn Morrison, Education Administrator, Alabama State Department of Education
  • Carol Yarbrough, Computer Science Content Director, A+ College Ready

CSTA Chapter(s)

Related Project(s)

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Anthony Owen, Coordinator of Computer Science, Arkansas Department of Education 
  • Carl Frank, Computer Science Teacher, Arkansas School for Math, Sciences & the Arts

Related Activities

Driven by the support of their Governor Asa Hutchinson, Anthony Owen, Computer Science Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Education is building a model for CS for All that is making state-level impact, and being viewed as a model for other states to consider. 

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Debra Richardson, ECEP Co-PI, Professor Emeritus of Informatics, University of California—Irvine & Steering Committee Chair, ACCESS
  • Julie Flapan, Executive Director, ACCESS

CS Education Organization(s)

CS Ed Landscape Report(s)

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Updating California's Computer Science Education Landscape Report (ECEP minigrant, Round 3, 2015)
  • Supporting statewide ECEP-CA coordinator
  • Coordinating with ACCESS, a statewide network of CS education leaders on policy efforts, including computer science standards, teacher preparation pathways, and making CS count
  • Updating teacher credentialing for computer science (new Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science)
  • Participating in California Community College ICT Sector, LAOC Regional Consortia, particularly focusing on articulation agreements
  • Participating on UC Transfer Pathways Project between the California Community College and the University of California systems, specifically to identify a common set of lower-division pre-major preparation courses for Computer Science.

Related Project(s)

CSTA Chapter(s)

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Chinma Uche, Math and Computer Science Teacher, Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Science
  • Seth Freeman, Professor, Business & Technology, Capital Community College

ECEP Statewide Coordinator(s)

  • Jennifer Michalek, Education Consultant for Mathematics, Connecticut State Board of Education

CS Education Organization(s)

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • A landscape report (CS for CT: Examining the Landscape of Computer Science in Connecticut) was undertaken to collect data on where CS is being taught and to whom. The landscape survey was led by Seth Freeman, Chinma Uche and Jackie Corricelli of Conard High School, West Hartford, CT. (ECEP mini-grant, Round 4, 2016)
  • CTCSTA successfully hosted CS4CT Summit 2018, a statewide CS summit in March 2018 attended by 75 school districts in Connecticut. CTCSTA also hosted a reception for winners of the Congressional App Challenge at the State Capitol on May 1, 2018.

CSTA Chapter(s)

Related Project(s)

ECEP State Leader(s)

  • Bryan Cox, Computer Science Program Specialist, Georgia Department of Education

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Caitlyn Dooley, Deputy Superintendent, Georgia Department of Education

CS Education Organization(s) & Related Projects 

CSTA Chapter(s)

 

NEW State Added in 2018

ECEP Leader(s)

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Faith Ishihara, Educational Specialist
  • Jeanine Nakakura, Resource Teacher
  • Sandra Goya, Coordinated Support Director 

CSTA Chapter(s)

CS Ed Landscape Report(s)

  • In progress 2019 

 

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Maureen Biggers, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Education, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Anne T. Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Associate Professor, Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Jacob Koressel, Computer Science Specialist, Indiana Department of Education

CSTA Chapter(s)

CS Ed Landscape Report(s)

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Build a steering committee, hold two state gatherings, and produce a landscape report (ECEP mini-grant, Round 4, 2016)

Related Project(s)

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Megean Garvin, Director of Research Assessment, Maryland Center for Computing Education, UMBC
  • Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, Director, Maryland Center for Computing Education, UMBC

ECEP State Member(s)

  • DeWayne Morgan, P-20 Program Director and Evaluator, University System of Maryland  
  • Jan Plane, Director of Center for Women in Computing, Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park

CS Education Organization(s)

CSTA Chapter(s)

CS Ed Landscape Report(s)

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Gathering CS education stakeholders in Maryland to strategize and cement progress toward offering CS to all students in Maryland  (ECEP mini-grant)
  • ECEP PIs spoke about Mass. and Georgia statewide efforts at Maryland Computing Education Summit, 2013

Related Project(s)

ECEP State Leader(s)

  • Anne DeMallie, Computer Science and STEM Integration Specialist, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Paul Foster, Chief Information Officer, Springfield Public Schools 

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Jackney Prioly Joseph, Director of Career Readiness Initiatives, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education 
  • Rick Adrion, Principal Investigator,  Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

CS Education Organization(s)

CSTA Chapters

CS Ed Landscape Report(s)

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Gathered CS professional development providers and state education dept. to share best practices and explore coordination
  • Participating in development of K12 digital literacy and computer science standards
  • Piloted webinar series to train PD providers

Related Project(s)

NEW ECEP State 2018 

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Jennifer Rosato, Director, National Center for Computer Science Education
  • Cassie Scharber, Associate Professor of Learning Technologies, University of MN-Twin Cities

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Andrea Wilson Vazquez, Director of Educator Programs, CodeSavvy 
  • Lana Peterson, Professional Development & Community Engagement Coordinator, University of MN-Twin Cities
  • Sarah Barksdale, Learning Technologies Research Assistant and Graduate Instructor, University of MN-Twin Cities 

CSTA Chapter(s)

CS Ed Landscape Report(s)

  • In progress 2019 

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Received an ECEP mini-grant to develop first state landscape report, summer 2019
  • Worked with ECEP leadership to develop agenda for state coordination summit, ECEP Co-PI served as a virtual panelist at the summit

Related Project(s)

New ECEP State 2018

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Shelly Hollis, Mississippi State University Research and Curriculum Unit
  • Tom Wallace, Department of Education CTE Director

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Randy Lynn – Partner at Maris, West, and Baker Advertising and co-founder of KidsCode Mississippi
  • Ross Randall – IT Director for Lamar County
  • Cassondra Vanderford – CTE Director for Rankin County
  • Stacy Brooks – Department of Education Middle School STEM Coordinator
  • Eva Harvelle – IT director at Pascagoula
  • Mary Dunaway – middle school teacher in Rankin County
  • Carla Lewis – C Spire Wireless Chief Information Officer
  • Brandon Sessor – CS instructor at East MS Community College
  • Jacqueline Lewis – AP CSP teacher in Enterprise
  • Jana Odom – Exploring Computer Science teacher - Pascagoula
  • Brian Windham – at Booneville School District – manages the online program

ECEP State Leader(s)

  • Cindi Chang, EPP over Computer Science and STEM, Nevada Department of Education
  • Mark Newburn, Nevada State Board of Education

ECEP State Members(s)

  • David Brancamp, Director, Standards and Instructional Support, Nevada Department of Education
  • Melissa Scott, MA, CPM, Office of Career Readiness, Adult Learning & Education Options, Nevada Department of Education

 CS Education Organization(s)

  • CS4NV
  • CUE Nevada
    • Organization leader(s): Mark Newburn, David Brancamp, Melissa Scott, 

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Nevada convened a team of diverse stakeholders to write the state’s first computer science standards (ECEP mini-grant, Round 5, 2016)

CSTA Chapter(s)

  • Nevada CSTA 

Related Project(s)

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Mihaela Sabin, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of New Hampshire
  • Rosabel Deloge, Educational Consultant, CS4NH

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Nate Greene, STEM Education Consultant, NH Department of Education

CSTA Chapter(s)

CS Ed Landscape Report(s)

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Summit in New Hampshire North Country, an area that is often under-resourced and disconnected from educational initiatives in the state (ECEP mini-grant, Round 5, 2016)
  • Creating a New Hampshire Computing Education Landscape Report (ECEP mini-grant, Round 3, 2015)

Related Project(s)

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Deborah SeehornCurriculum Committee Chair, Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
  • Dave Frye, Senior Director for Computer Science Initiatives, The Friday Institute
  • Mary Lou Maher, Professor, UNC Charlotte

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Tiffany Barnes, Professor of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
  • Melissa Thibault, Vice Chancellor for Distance Education and Extended Programs, NC School of Science and Mathematics

CS Education Organization(s)

CSTA Chapter(s)

CS Ed Landscape Report(s)

  • Pending development

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Development of North Carolina Computer Science Education Landscape Report
  • Updating teacher credentialing for computer science (add-on endorsement exists)
  • Planning for first annual North Carolina ECEP State Summit 

Related Project(s)

New ECEP State 2018

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Dr. Debbie Jackson, Associate Professor ; Director, STEMM Education Center at Cleveland State University
  • Lisa Chambers, National Executive Director, Tech Corps

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Eva Bradshaw, NCWIT
  • Crystal Franklin, CSforCLE Project Coordinator
  • Kelly Gaier, STEM Relationship Manager, Education and STEM Learning at Battelle
  • Tim Sisson, Director of STEM and Computer Science Education & Partnerships, Director, Northeast Ohio STEM Ecosystem, LEAD STEM Fellow, STEM Ecosystems
  • Nigamanth Sridhar, Dean, College of Graduate Studies Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cleveland State University
  • John Wiseman, M.Ed., Computer Science Education Program Specialist, Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies

Related Project(s)

New ECEP State 2018

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Joanna Goode goodej@uoregon.edu Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Oregon
  • James Hook, Interim Dean, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University
  • Jill Hubbard, Instructor, Computer Sc icemen Oregon State University Cascades; President of the Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association (OCSTA)

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Deborah Bailey, Ph.D., STEM Education Specialist, Oregon Department of Education 

CSTA Chapter(s)

ECEP Leader(s)

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • ECS Train the Trainer in translated curriculum (ECEP mini-grant, Round 5, 2016)
  • Translating and Implementing culturally relevant Exploring Computer Science curriculum for Puerto Rico (ECS-PR) (ECEP mini-grant, Round 3, 2015)
  • Training the Trainers in Exploring Computer Science (ECEP mini-grant, Round 2, 2015)

Related Project(s)

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Vic Fay-Wolfe, Professor, Computer Science, University of Rhode Island
  • Carol M. Giuriceo, Director, Rhode Island STEAM Center, Rhode Island College (ECEP state rep)
  • Holly Walsh, College & Career Readiness, Rhode Island Department of Education

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Jessica Barrett, Computer Science, University of Rhode Island
  • Karen Bryer, VISTA Volunteer, Retired K-12 educator
  • Desiree Forsythe, Computer Science Education & Outreach Coordinator, University of Rhode Island
  • John Mowry, Associate Professor, Community College of Rhode Island
  • Andrea Russo, Microsoft Philanthropies

CS Education Organization 

CS4RI, a state initiative launched in 2016 by the Office of Governor Gina Raimondo continues to bring high quality computer science (CS) learning experiences to all students in Rhode Island and serves as the lead partner with state government, state department of education, K-12 schools, higher education, private industry and non-profits.  CS4RI builds educator capacity by providing district teachers access to a menu of CS professional development opportunities, developing CS K-12 pathways, and supporting districts with implementation strategies and resources.  Equity is embedded in all plans and activities.

CSTA Chapter

  • Computer Science Teachers Association – Rhode Island (CSTA-RI)

Key ECEP Supported Activities

  • CSTA New England Regional Conference, October 2018 (Hosted by CS4RI and CSTA-RI)

Related Activities

  • School District CS Implementation Plan Workshops
    • CS Education Standards
    • Professional Development Options
    • Broadening Participation
    • Writing the Plan
  • SCRIPT (School CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool) Workshops
  • Development of RI CS Standards and companion toolkit
  • Annual CS Summit (2016, 2017, 2018)

ECEP State Leader(s)

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Michael Eason, Computer Science Teacher, Stratford HS

CS Education Organization(s)

CSEdSC is an organization of South Carolina educators and businesses dedicated to increasing the number and diversity of South Carolina students enrolled in computer science courses in public schools and, as a result of that, the number and diversity of South Carolina students enrolled in computer science majors in college.
 

CSTA Chapter(s)

CS Ed Landscape Report(s)

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Established a South Carolina Computing Education Steering Committee, developing bylaws and goals (Feb. – Sept. 2015, ECEP minigrant)
  • Creating a CS for SC Landscape Report on the current state of computing education (April – Sept. 2015, ECEP minigrant)
  • Organized 2-day Computing Education in South Carolina Summit
  • Collaborated with IT-oLogy, a multi-state initiative to grow the IT talent pipeline
  • Trained teacher-leaders to provide professional development in Exploring Computer Science (ECS)

 

We Teach CSECEP Leader(s)

  • Carol Fletcher, ECEP PI & Deputy Director, UT Austin Center for STEM Education, University of Texas Austin
  • Ryan Torbey, President, CS4TX 

CS Education Organization(s)

CSTA Chapter(s)

CS Ed Landscape Report(s)

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • CS4TX Statewide Meeting, partially funded through a mini-grant from ECEP, was held on Oct. 19, 2016 
  • Organized a statewide meeting of stakeholders and leaders in CS education in Houston in October 2015 
  • Professional Development for teachers in rural, high-need districts (ECEP mini-grant, Round 2, 2015)

Related Project(s)

ECEP State Leader(s)

  • Helen Hu, Professor, Computer Science, Westminster College
  • TBA

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Ashley Higgs, CTE K-8 Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
  • Brandon Jacobson, IT Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
  • Lynn Purdin, STEM Liaison, Utah STEM Action Center

CSTA Chapter(s)

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Increasing and supporting AP Computer Science, helping endorsed teachers offer CS-P I in 2016-2017, and running Sisters Rise Up 4 CS program in Utah (ECEP mini-grant, Round 3, 2015)

Related Project(s)

Publications

  • Helen H. Hu, Cecily Heiner, Thomas Gagne, Carl Lyman (2017), Building a Statewide Computer Science Teacher Pipeline, SIGCSE '17 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, ACM, New York, NY, 291-296 doi: 10.1145/3017680.3017788
 

ECEP Leader(s)

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Timothy Ellis, Computer Science Specialist, Virginia Department of Education
  • Tina Manglicmot, STEM Director, Virginia Department of Education

CS Education Organization(s)

CSTA Chapters

New ECEP State 2018 

ECEP Leader(s)

  • Andrew J. Ko, Ph.D., Associate Professor ajko @ uw .edu Informatics Program Chair iSchool + CSE University of Washington Seattle

  • Shannon L. Thissen, MEd, Computer Science Program Officer, Learning and Teaching, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

ECEP State Member(s)

  • Lauren Bricker, Faculty Lecturer and K-12 Outreach, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

  • Tammie Schrader, Regional Science Coordinator, Computer Science Coordinator

  • Kevin Wang, Founder & Ringleader, Microsoft TEALS

  • Ann Wright-Mockler, PAEMST, Senior STEM Education Consultant, OFFICE OF STEM EDUCATION

Key ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Washington state recieved an ECEP mini-grant to begin work on a broadening participation data project, as well as a state-wide outreach project to grow the CS for WA aadvocacy work. 

Related Project(s)

Evaluators

SageFox Consulting Group, Amherst, Mass.

Alan Peterfreund, Executive Director