CS Matters in Maryland is part of the CSforAll Consortium, a network of nonprofit leaders, government supporters, expert practitioners, companies, and advocates who regularly contribute their guidance, resources and tools to promote the success of the Computer Science (CS) education movement.
Additionally, we are a member of the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance, which seeks to increase the number and diversity of students in the pipeline to computing and computing-intensive degrees by supporting state-level computing education reforms.
We are committed to providing equitable access to computer science education for all students in Maryland.
The University of Maryland Baltimore County, in collaboration with the University of Maryland College Park, is developing and evaluating professional development activities focused on increasing the expertise of Maryland high school teachers for teaching computer science, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of rigorous computer science classes offered across the state and the number and diversity of students taking these classes. Experienced higher education faculty and highly effective high school teachers are collaborating to train other high school teachers to develop and offer a college preparatory CS curriculum.
The proposed project is developing course materials, creating training materials, and increasing the expertise of high school computer science teachers in Maryland. Master teachers and apprentice teachers will be trained in the new curriculum, increasing the readiness and ability of schools and teachers to adopt and offer the CS Principles curriculum and increasing the availability of academically rigorous CS courses in high schools across the state. The proposed effort will ultimately lead to increased interest of Maryland students in studying and pursuing careers in computer science.
CS Matters in Maryland Team: Marie desJardins, Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, Megean Garvin, Chris Morris, Joe Greenawalt, Jan Plane, Shawn Squire, Rose Carignan.
Master Teachers: Stephen Sell, Jennifer Hoffman, Bill McDonald, Nora Blasko, Sharon Kramer, Janet Bondelid, Nik Baltatzis, Richard Williams, Terry Roberts, Holly Eckard, Dawn Raszewski, Madeline Burton, Melanie Wiscount.