Explore ECS across the state

Broadening Computer Science Education Across Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Exploring Computer Science Partnership (MECSP), supported by the National Science Foundation, offers schools and teachers the opportunity to introduce computer science to students through the engaging curriculum of Exploring Computer Science (ECS).

MECSP will be offering professional development to more than 100 teachers across Massachusetts through summer 2017.

In summers 2015 and 2016, teachers from over 50 Mass. schools prepared to teach ECS in fall 2015 and 2016, respectively.

We are seeking Massachusetts schools and teachers to join this effort and prepare to offer ECS in Fall 2017.
If you are interested in joining the next cohort, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

The Hubs

In order to better facilitate ECS training across the state, MECSP has established three hubs for teacher PD training: Eastern Mass/Greater Boston, MetroWest/Framingham, and Western Mass.

Teachers are encouraged to submit applications to attend summer training and follow up sessions to whichever location is most convenient for them.

For more details regarding schedules, locations, or any other questions, please contact the hubs directly.

  • Eastern Mass / Greater Boston Hub
    University of Massachusetts Boston,
    BATEC Center of Excellence for Computing and Information TechnologiesDeborah Boisvert
    deborah.boisvert@umb.edu
    617.287.7295
  • MetroWest / Framingham Hub
    Framingham State University,
    McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science LearningJulia Abbott
    jabbott2@framingham.edu
    508-215-5938
  • Western Massachusetts Hub
    University of Massachusetts Amherst,
    Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE)
    at the College of Information and Computer SciencesRenee Fall
    rfall@cs.umass.edu
    413-577-4431

Participating Schools

  • Abington High School
  • Algonquin Regional High School
  • Amherst Regional High School
  • Andover High School
  • Arlington High School
  • Ashland High School
  • Atlantis Charter School
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Braintree High School
  • Brookline High School
  • Cambridge Rindge & Latin
  • Chelsea High School
  • Chicopee Comprehensive High School
  • Community Charter School of Cambridge
  • Easthampton High School
  • Everett High School
  • Framingham High School
  • Frontier Regional High School
  • Gateway Regional High School
  • Granby Jr./Sr. High School
  • Greenfield High School

 

  • Groton Dunstable Regional High School
  • Hampshire Regional Middle & High School
  • Holbrook High School
  • Holyoke High School
  • John J. Duggan Academy
  • Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
  • Littleton High School
  • Ludlow High School
  • Marlborough High School
  • McCloskey Middle School
  • Medford High School
  • Medford Vocational Technical High School
  • Milton High School
  • Mohawk Trail Regional High School
  • Murdock High School
  • Natick High School
  • Needham High School
  • Newton South High School
  • North Reading High School
  • Northbridge High School
  • Oakmont High School
  • Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Pembroke High School
  • Putnam Vocational Technical Academy
  • Reading High School
  • Shepherd Hill Regional High School
  • Somerville High School
  • Southwick Regional School
  • Springfield Central High School
  • Springfield High School of Commerce
  • Springfield High School of Science & Technology
  • St. Joseph’s, Haverhill
  • Waltham High School
  • Ware Junior/Senior High School
  • Wayland High School
  • Wellesley High School
  • West Boylston Middle/High School
  • Weymouth High School
  • Wilbraham & Monson Academy
  • Winchester High School
  • Worcester Public Schools
  • Worcester Technical High School

 

Who is ECS in Massachusetts?

Elaine Griggs

Pembroke High School
Math, CS and Robotics Teacher

Greatest Experience
Seeing our ZERO Robotics team code run in space on the I.S.S. from M.I.T. with my students; and continuing to learn CS with my students.

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Who is ECS in Massachusetts?

Jessica Jarboe

Milton High School
Computer Science  & Mathematics Teacher

Greatest Experience
CS has grown at Milton to 7 different sections of CS and 5 different CS classes offered. Students started a 3D printing club last year, and have used Processing to code unique 3D printed objects!

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Who is ECS in Massachusetts?

David Petty

Winchester High School
Computer Science Teacher

Greatest Experience
Two young women from my ECS classes were inspired to form a Technovation team this year. They saw a continuum from an introductory computer-science class to an entrepreneurship and technology challenge that they might not have otherwise tackled.

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