We totally loved the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Summit! The meeting took place in the White House on Friday October 28 and at the Georgetown University on Saturday 29. The goal of the Summit was to foster collaboration among states that decided to implement Computer Science for All. To-date this is 16 states that include our home state, Nevada. We learned lots of critical information and exchanged ideas with key decision makers from other states. Note that all presentations will be available on the CSforAll home page. Below are selected photos from the event. Let’s begin with the beautiful Indian Treaty Room where the first day took place:
And one more:
The sheets of paper posted on the walls were part of a massive brainstorming session.
Yep. One must study 5 years to be able to teach math. Are we really going to convert the same person to become a CS teacher after a 5 day training? Hmmm… And here is another thought:
This one has a big +1 from us as well. The next photo shows panelists sharing their experience with implementing CSforAll in their states. Their names are shown on the screen. Mark Newburn of the NV State Board of Education sits on the right:
And this is Megan Smith, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, talking about the need for Computer Science for All:
These are cookies with the Seal of the President of the United States (they were yummy BTW):
And finally, this is the spooky place itself!