ECEP recognizes that high-quality professional development is integral to increasing the number of computer science teachers in our partner states. The more teachers that are trained and retained increases the strength of the computer science educational ecosystem, bringing more opportunities to engage in CS to more students. We have worked with a variety of innovators in the field of computing education, including:
- Artbotics: a program that has been designed to introduce students to art, computer science, and robotics, by creating interactive, kinetic sculptures
- Exploring Computer Science: a K-12/University Partnership committed to democratizing computer science.
- MIT App Inventor: a blocks-based programming tool that allows everyone, even novices, to start programming and build fully functional apps for Android devices.
- Scratch: a tool to program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
- Bootstrap: a curricular module for students ages 12-16, which teaches algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming.
Browse a listing of past PD workshop examples here.
If you are interested in PD in your state, please contact the state leaders found on the Alliance Members page?