Massachusetts teachers awash in summer computing workshops

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 listing of CS professional development has been compiled by the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE).

UMass Amherst will share $6.24 million NSF grant to improve computer science education nationally

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 Education (CAITE) has won a major grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will now take a national leadership role in computer science education.

U.S. bolsters national push to expand computing education

Georgia Tech and UMass Amherst Share $6.24 Million NSF Grant for Broadening U.S. Computer Science Education

ATLANTA – November 15, 2012 – Through a five-year, $6.24 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will form a partnership to further grow the pipeline of students in U.S. computer science programs and broaden participation in this fast-growing field. The new Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance will extend best practices and seek to duplicate state-level successes in developing K-12 and post-secondary curriculum, enhancing teacher training, and conducting hands-on student workshops and other programs.