The ECEP Alliance has developed models for state change, toolkits, and coaching models that help state teams build sustainable, equity-focused, strategies to increase the number and diversity of students in computer science and computing related pathways.
The resources below, including resources, policies, and practices, developed by ECEP state teams, are available for your state team. If you are interested in a specific resource, or would like to schedule a coaching session, please complete this inquiry form.
ECEP models and frameworks promote systemic changes that center equity as a core goal of CS educational improvement.
ECEP’s 5-Stage Model for state change serves as a guide for systemic change efforts. This model will help your state team design an action plan for CS education policy efforts.
Examining equitable Capacity for, Access to, Participation in, and Experiences of CS education is an important stage in any BPC effort. The CAPE model provides a lens for examining interdependent components of CS education.
Engagement of multi-sector leaders, who represent the diversity of the students that a BPC initiative is seeking to serve, is key to ensuring that strategies developed will serve K-12, higher education, government, and industry. This list will help your state build a strong team.
Practical resources such as the State Summit and Landscape Report toolkits help state leaders operationalize the ECEP 5-Stage Model for systemic change.
Summits can promote equity and democratize change efforts by giving voice to all stakeholders in a collaborative and action oriented environment. This toolkit helps state teams define the purpose of an event, create structure, and plan the logistics for a summit.
Landscape Reports are a vital tool for identifying the current status of CS education in a state and establishing strategic goals.
Policy Briefs document promising practices and examine policies, pathways and practices that states are implementing to increase equitable CSEd in K-14.
ECEP states have developed numerous resources that can be adapted for use in other states. These resources have been tested in other states and will provide your team with a foundational understanding of how to proceed in your broadening participation in computing efforts.
Review sample strategic plans from ECEP states to inform your own strategic planning process.
Read landscape reports from ECEP states to serve as models for your state CS landscape efforts, or understand how other states are advancing CS education.
Sample agendas and other resources from state-led computer science summits. Agendas available for download.
State policies can help broaden participation in CS education and sustain momentum towards CS for all. These policies provide examples of state change efforts that support lasting change. Policies that are equity explicit are identified.
ECEP states develop tools and resources that can be adapted in other states, or used as models from which to develop your own resources.
ECEP resources are available to all states. We are here to support your state-level change efforts. We offer support through resource sharing and state team coaching. Please complete this form to help us to understand more about your strategic direction or to schedule a time to meet with us. We will work with you to connect you to experts in CS education, advocacy, and policy efforts.
ECEP coaching sessions are designed to walk you through ECEP’s state change model and connect you and your state team to ECEP resources such as the Summit Guide, landscape reports, strategic plans, and CS state data efforts.
Offered annually, these virtual conferences provide an opportunity for non-ECEP states to explore promising practices for BPC and to leverage ECEP’s resources and expertise.