Professional Development

ECEP is committed to providing high-quality professional development in our partner states. 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 CS: 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.

For upcoming workshops see http://expandingcomputing.cs.umass.edu/upcoming-workshops

Please check back for more information about upcoming ECEP-sponsored workshops. Information regarding past events can be found here. For details about development opportunities in computing in Massachusetts, please visit caite.cs.umass.edu

Find out more about recent opportunities offered by ECEP through the following news items: 
What Massachusetts computing teachers learned in summer 2014
Computing teachers & students benefit from summer learning at Georgia Tech
Seven teacher workshops in Massachusetts gain ECEP support
Massachusetts professional development providers join together, discuss future plans
Teachers from Massachusetts and beyond learn App Inventor
Educators form western Massachusetts group to support computer science teachers
Computing teacher professional development in Atlanta, GA for summer 2013
Massachusetts teachers awash in summer computing workshops