CE21-Maryland is a planning project with the goal of increasing high school computer science expertise and statewide support in Maryland for computing education. CE21 will gather data about the state of computer science education in Maryland and will build relationships among high school teachers, community college and university faculty, and state education administrators for long-term improvements.
CE21 – Maryland is being led by a team at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), with support from UMBC’s Center for Women in Technology (CWIT), the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, CSTA-M (the Maryland chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association), and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Computing Education for the 21st Century program (NSF award #CNS-1160624).
CE21 – Maryland involves two major activities: (1) conducting a baseline needs assessment of the state of high school computing in Maryland and (2) organizing and evaluating the impact of a series of community-building efforts, culminating in a day-long leadership summit for educators and administrators from across the state.
The results of our initial teacher survey are available in the Resources page. Our August 8, 2012, Mini-Summit brought together around 50 Maryland educators, administrators, and industry professionals to discuss the state of high school CS education in Maryland. Additionally, 150 individuals interested in the state of computer science education in Maryland have attended our 2013 Spring Summit.