July 15, 2015 - From its initial four states, the ECEP Alliance grew to include representatives from 11 states and territories by the end of May 2015. Four new states came on board that month (Maryland, New Hampshire, Texas, and Utah) to join the others states (Alabama, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, and South Carolina).
ECEP alliance members are leaders in their states to improve computer science education and broaden participation. They are teachers, state education department officers, higher education faculty, and industry members. By participating in ECEP, they can access services and resources, share experiences, and make suggestions—online via listserv, virtually through monthly meetings, or face-to-face at annual meetings.
Timely guest speakers on topics of interest to computing education reforms in states are a central to monthly virtual meetings. This spring and summer topics and speakers have included the following:
- Working with school counselors to promote computing (Jank Krauss, NCWIT)
- State CS Education Policy (Amy Hirotaka, code.org)
- Engaging Industry with State-level CS Education Change (Heather Carey, Constant Contact)