California

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.