CE21-Maryland Summit for Computing Education

On Friday, May 17, 2013, CE21-Maryland hosted a Summit for Computing Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) campus in Catonsville, Maryland. 125 teachers, administrators, legislators, industry leaders, and others who have an interest in expanding computer science in high school or middle school attended.

At this summit, the attendees:

  1. Learned more about computer science high school education across the state of Maryland.
  2. Networked with others with an interest in computer science education.
  3. Exchanged strategies with other education professionals.
  4. Planned with others to help expand student interest and to increase the number and diversity of students studying computer science in Maryland.


Click on the names of the session speakers and facilitators to read their biographies.

Time Session Location
8:30 — 9:00 AM Check-in / Light Refreshments UC Ballroom

9:00 — 9:30 AM Welcome & Context for the Day
Facilitated by Dr. Marie desJardins, UMBC Professor [PDF]
Featuring: Dr. Philip Rous, UMBC Provost
UC Ballroom

9:30 — 10:30 AM Session 1: College Student Panel
Facilitated by Dr. Penny Rheingans, UMBC Professor
UC Ballroom

10:30 — 10:45 AM Break — Refreshments UC Ballroom

10:45 — 11:30 AM
Session 2a: Getting Computing into Tech Ed Courses by Example
Facilitated by Dianne O’Grady-Cunniff, Westlake HS, Charles County [PDF]
Session 2b: Computer Science Education: What You Should Know About this National Imperative
Presented by Chris Stephenson, CSTA Executive Director [PDF]
2a: UC 312
2b: UC Ballroom Lounge

11:35 — 12:20 PM
Session 3a: Update on New AP CS Principles
Facilitated by Pat Yongpradit, Springbrook HS, Montgomery County [PDF]
Session 3b: What IT Jobs Have to Do with K-12 Education: Everything
Presented by Mark Wolkow, NSA/CSS [PDF]
3a: UC 312
3b: UC Ballroom Lounge

12:30 — 1:30 PM Lunch Panel: Computing Education in Other States
Mark Guzdial, Georgia Computes [PDF]
Rick Adrion, CAITE [PDF]
UC Ballroom

1:40 — 2:30 PM Future Changes Discussion Lounge
UC 312
UC 310

2:30 — 3:30 PM Wrap Up UC Ballroom



For more information, please contact us at CE21Maryland@umbc.edu.