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Friday, March 28, 2014

Some didn’t know where to start; others knew the lay of the land in their states. All 25 came to the March 6, 2014 “birds of a feather” (BOF) session at the 45th Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2014) in Atlanta to learn how...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

South Carolina is poised to be a national leader in computing education. South Carolina already has a CS requirement for all high school students.  Their students take more AP CS than many comparably-sized states.  They have a significant industry buy-in to improve computing, through the...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. – Building on its success in drawing more women and under-represented minority students to study computer science at Massachusetts public colleges and universities over the past five years, the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The issues in South Carolina are different from the ones in Georgia, and they’re different again in Massachusetts and California. That’s what’s making this ECEP Alliance work interesting and complicated.

Below are some common themes that have surfaced from ECEP's work so far, based on ...

Friday, November 15, 2013

On November 15, 2013, a meeting organized by ECEP brought together 20 professional development providers in Massachusetts. The group discussed teacher needs and the current training opportunities available for computer science educators--from Massachusetts-grown projects like App Inventor,...

Monday, October 7, 2013

This summer, ECEP helped teachers develop plans to bring Andriod app-making into the classroom through a weeklong introduction to App Inventor. Find out what went on with this write-up from MIT student Joanie, who assisted with this workshop: ...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Atlanta hosted 300 computing professionals, students, and faculty for the STARS Celebration Conference August 15-17, 2013, and ECEP leaders were there to share strategies with the STARS Leadership Corp students who reach out to engage more young people in computing in their regions across the...

Monday, July 29, 2013

Twenty-three computer science teachers from 15 states gathered in mid June for a daylong workshop with leaders of the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance in an effort to identify opportunities to help states improve formal computing education pathways. Held in Quincy, Mass. on...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Georgia Tech's Institute for Computing Education (ICE) is hosting 3 professional development workshops this summer in Atlanta Georgia.

Getting started with Java - May 28-31st 2013 taught by Crystal Furman and Kyle Justice - both experienced teachers of beginning programming and AP CS A. This...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Computer science (CS) educators in Massachusetts have dozens of workshops to choose from this summer to hone their technology and teaching skills, thanks to the Expanding Computing Education (ECEP) Alliance, the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and other providers. A full...

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