Alliance Members

The Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance seeks to increase the number and diversity of students in the pipeline to computing and computing-intensive degrees by promoting state-level computer science education reform. ECEP supports 23 states and territories to develop effective and replicable interventions to broaden participation in computing (BPC) and to create state-level infrastructure to foster equitable computing education policies. Learn more about the states and territories that are ECEP members below. 

U.S. States & Territories

ECEP Leadership

  • 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
  • Barbara Cooper, Director, Office of School Readiness, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education

CS Education Landscape Reports

  • No official landscape report 
  • Alabama STEM Roadmap (Fall 2019) 
  • Governor’s Computer Science Advisory Council State Policy Report (May 2019)
  • Alabama Computer Science Task Force Legislative Policy Report (December 2019)

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

  • Governor’s Computer Science Advisory Council
  • A+ College Ready, Code.org State Partner for Alabama
  • Alabama CSTA 

ECEP-Supported Activities

  • 2018 Governor’s CS State Summit

ECEP Leadership

  • Anthony Owen, Coordinator of Computer Science, Arkansas Department of Education 
  • Carl Frank, Computer Science Teacher, Arkansas School for Math, Sciences & the Arts
  • Kelly Griffin, Lead Computer Science Specialist, Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative

CS Education Landscape Reports

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

ECEP Leadership

  • Debra Richardson, ECEP Co-PI, Professor Emeritus of Informatics, University of California—Irvine & Steering Committee Chair, ACCESS
  • Julie Flapan, Co-Director, CSforCA, Executive Director, ACCESS and Director, Computer Science Equity Project, UCLA Center X
  • Allison Scott, Co-Director, CSforCA, Chief Research Officer, Kapor Center

CS Education Landscape Reports

 
Other CS Education Resources 

  • California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan: The California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan provides recommendations for California and its local education agencies to provide equitable K–12 computer science education.

  • California K-12 Computer Science Standards : The CA CS K-12 standards set by the California Department of Education and the State Board of Education, inform teachers, curriculum developers, and education leaders about the content standards and learning goals and progressions across each grade band to ensure all students receive quality CS instruction. Also see the Introduction document

  • CS Equity Guide for Administrators (2019): The CS Equity Guide is intended for administrators interested in implementing equity-minded computer science (CS) in their schools, districts, or counties. If you are a principal, district or county leader interested in bringing CS to all your students, this guide can help you figure out how.

  • Summer of CS Professional Development Model: This infographic summarizes the Summer of CS week-long professional learning opportunity held in 2019 for over 200 computer science educators, counselors, administrators, and policymakers.

  • SCALE-CA Research-Practice Partnership: This infographic summarizes the SCALE-CA Research-Practice Partnership (NSF funded) which takes a systemic approach to addressing inequality in computer science education. 

 
CS Education Organizations 

The California ECEP Team also partners with national organizations to further state-level goals related to broadening participation in computing. These organizations include Code.org, Project Lead the Way, Technet, Exploring Computer Science, and Beauty and Joy of Computing. 

 

ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Administrator Guide/Workshop Train-the-Trainer (In progress April, 2020)
  • 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 SectorLAOC 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.

 

ECEP Leadership

  • 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 Landscape Reports

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

ECEP-Supported Activities

  • ECEP Alliance New England Broadening Participation in Computing Metrics Project (Currently Underway)
  • CT CS Course Reporting Project
  • 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  hosted a reception for winners of the Congressional App Challenge at the State Capitol on May 1, 2018.
  • CTCSTA also hosted a reception for winners of the Congressional App Challenge at the State Capitol on May 1, 2018.
  • CS Mini-Summits, hosted by CSDE, DECD February 2017 and May 2017

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
  • Lien Diaz, Director of Educational Innovation and Leadership; Constellations Center for Equity in Computing
  • Hillary Fleenor, Director of Academic Center for Tutoring; Columbus State University

CS Education Landscape Reports

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

ECEP Leadership

  • Co-Lead--Debra Nakama, Vice Chancellor, University of Hawaii Maui College
  • Co-Lead Charles Souza, Educational Specialist, Hawaii State Department of Education
  • Brett Tanaka, Educational Specialist, Hawaii State Department of Education

ECEP State Membership

  • Faith Ishihara, Educational Specialist, Hawaii State Department of Education
  • Jeanine Nakakura, Resource Teacher, Hawaii State Department of Education
  • Truc Nguyen, Specialist in Learning Technologies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

CS Education Landscape Reports

  • In Progress 2020

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

The Hawaii ECEP Team also partners with national organizations to further state-level goals related to broadening participation in computing. These organizations include CSforALL and Code.org. 

ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Development of a landscape report 
  • Development of K-12 curriculum guidance/selection process 

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 Leadership

  • 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 Members

  • 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 Landscape Reports

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

ECEP-Supported Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECEP Leadership

  • Anne DeMallie, Computer Science and STEM Integration Specialist, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Paul Foster, Chief Information Officer, Springfield Public Schools 
  • Jackney Prioly Joseph, Director of Career Readiness Initiatives, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education 
  • Rick Adrion, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

CS Education Landscape Reports

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

ECEP-Supported Activities

  • New England Computing Metrics mini-grant
  • Yearly conferences - opportunities to work with other MA stakeholders where we are exclusively focused on broadening participation in DLCS. These were also invaluable learning opportunities.

 

 

ECEP Leadership

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

ECEP State Members

  • 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 

CS Education Landscape Reports

CS Education Organizations

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

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 Leadership

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

ECEP State Members

  • 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 Landscape Reports

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

ECEP-Supported Activities

  • Development of Nevada Academic Content Standards for Computer Science (grant funded - 2017)
  • Nevada State Computer Science Summit (grant funded - 2018)
  • CSEdCon - Las Vegas, NV (grant support for attendees - 2019)
  • Nevada Computer Science Equity and Diversity Convening (grant funded - 2019)

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 State Leadership

  • 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 Members

  • 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 Landscape Reports

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

  • CS4NC A public-private effort to raise awareness of and support for broadening participation in computer science.
  • CSTA North Carolina (website under development) 
  • AIforTeachers.org (website under development)
  • BJC PD project - National BJC CS Principles PD headquartered in NC

ECEP-Supported Activities

ECEP Leadership

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

ECEP State Members

  • 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
  • John Wiseman, M.Ed., Computer Science Education Program Specialist, Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies

CS Education Landscape Reports

  • Pending Development (started)

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations 

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 Leadership

  • 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 Members

  • 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

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

  • CS4RI - A state initiative launched in 2016 by the Office of Governor Gina Raimondo which serves as the backbone of a coalition of partners including state agencies, Department of Education, K-12 schools, higher education, private industry and non-profits. 
  • Computer Science Teachers Association – Rhode Island (CSTA-RI)
  • PrepareRI - A state initiative that provides Rhode Island students with the advanced skills they need for today’s in-demand jobs.
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) - A Code.org Regional Partner and the designated provider of Code.org Professional Learning Programs in Rhode Island. Member of CS4RI Coalition.
  • Rhode Island STEAM Center - Rhode Island’s primary educational hub and resource, established to increase interest in and advancement of STEAM. Member of CS4RI Coalition.

ECEP-Supported Activities

  • New England Broadening Participation Computing Metrics Project, 2020 (Participating state)
  • CSTA New England Regional Conference, October 2018 (Hosted by CS4RI and CSTA-RI)

ECEP-Related Activities 

  • Awarded Annual CS Educator Award, 2019,2020
  • Designed pre-service CS teacher program (implementation delayed due to Covid-19)
  • Created computer science Department of Education endorsement for in-service teachers, 2020
  • Implemented of $3.5M Department of Education, multi-year EIR grant to establish CS pathways in RI high schools and study the effect of work-based learning on students’ CS learning and attitudes, 2019-present 
  • Developed workshops for K-12 school districts to create CS Implementation Plans, 2019-present
  • Implemented SCRIPT (School CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool) Workshops, 2018
  • Organized statewide experts to develop the Rhode Island K-12 Computer Science Education Standards with companion toolkit, 2018
  • Convened annual student-focused CS Summits (2016, 2017, 2018,2019)

ECEP State Leadership

  • Rosemary Bianchi, Computer Science Educator
  • Jennifer Albert, Director, The STEM Center at The Citadel

ECEP State Members

  • Angel Malone, Director, Office of Career and Technology, SC Department of Education

CS Education Landscape Reports

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

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)

ECEP State Leaders

  • Carol Fletcher, ECEP Principal Investigator & Director of Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC) at Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas at Austin  

  • Ryan Torbey, President, CS4TX

 

ECEP Members

  • Dan Blier, Computer Science Curriculum Specialist, Plano Independent School Districts & CSTA Board Member 

  • Paula Harris, Global Director, Schlumberger 

  • Hal Speed, Chief of Global Engagement, Micro:bit 

 

CS Education Landscape Reports

 

Other CS Education Resources 

 

CS Education Organizations 

 

ECEP-Funded 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)

 

 

ECEP State Leadership

  • Helen Hu, Professor, Computer Science, Westminster College

ECEP State Members

  • 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

CS Education Landscape Reports

 
Other CS Education Resources 

 
CS Education Organizations 

 

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)

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

ECEP Leadership

  • Amy 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 Members

  • 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

CS Education Landscape Reports

Other CS Education Resources 

CS Education Organizations

ECEP-Supported Activities