ECS Open Group

Welcome to the ECS Open Group! This group is a place for all those who are especially interested in teaching or learning to teach Exploring Computer Science. It is a gateway to rich course content and discussions with others involved in ECS, including the course creators and those in other CS10K projects providing professional development for ECS teachers. If you’d like to share your own ideas, experiences and resources, or discuss ECS content found here with others, please join by clicking Subscribe to group above.


Tina Boyle Whyte
Myra Deister

Group Content


Looking for ECS Assessments

A member of the CS For All Teachers posted this question: "Looking for assessments that could be useful in my Exploring Computer Science class? Any help? "

End of the Year Projects

The school year is just about over and I like to offer my students an opportunity to demonstrate what they learned in the course.  The last week of school is usually open and a good time for students to show off their creativity.

ESC Units

As we come close to the end of another school year, I like to survey my students to get their reactions to the various units we covered in the Exploring Computer Science course.  Because of time constraints, various testing, assemblies, etc.

Summer PD's

As we head into the last stretch of this school.year, it's time to think about summer plans for CS enrichment.  There are so many different professional developments and workshops that CS teachers can attend.

Happy Easter!!

I wish you all a very Happy Easter!  If you are on spring break or are going on spring break next week, it's a good time to relax and enjoy your time with family and friends.  Any plans you would like to share!  We would love to hear from you.