Rhode Island

ECEP Leader(s)

  • 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 Member(s)

  • 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

CS Education Organization 

CS4RI, a state initiative launched in 2016 by the Office of Governor Gina Raimondo continues to bring high quality computer science (CS) learning experiences to all students in Rhode Island and serves as the lead partner with state government, state department of education, K-12 schools, higher education, private industry and non-profits.  CS4RI builds educator capacity by providing district teachers access to a menu of CS professional development opportunities, developing CS K-12 pathways, and supporting districts with implementation strategies and resources.  Equity is embedded in all plans and activities.

CSTA Chapter

  • Computer Science Teachers Association – Rhode Island (CSTA-RI)

Key ECEP Supported Activities

  • CSTA New England Regional Conference, October 2018 (Hosted by CS4RI and CSTA-RI)

Related Activities

  • School District CS Implementation Plan Workshops
    • CS Education Standards
    • Professional Development Options
    • Broadening Participation
    • Writing the Plan
  • SCRIPT (School CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool) Workshops
  • Development of RI CS Standards and companion toolkit
  • Annual CS Summit (2016, 2017, 2018)