CS4NC is the North Carolina chapter of the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance — a consortium of states taking the lead to innovate with coordinated statewide computing education initiatives. Started in 2016, CS4NC is a collective from across NC with representatives from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State’s College of Education, the NC Department of Public Instruction, the UNC-Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics, the NC State Department of Computer Science, and the Computer Science Teachers Association. CS4NC is focused on increasing awareness of computing education and coordinating activities and initiatives that will help us grow our computing education networks of educators and computing industry professionals alike.

As a state, we can provide greater resources and supports with a large-scale network, accelerating access in schools across the state, and reaching beyond the early-adopters and pilots to ensure we have the necessary teacher, school and community supports in place to broaden participation and opportunities for all students in NC.

CS4NC Steering Committee and State Leadership

Deborah Seehorn
Curriculum and Certification Committee Chair and K-12 CS Standards Task Force Co-Chair
Computer Science Teachers Association

Tiffany Barnes
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Friday Institute Sr. Research Fellow
NC State University

Charlotte Dungan
AI Program Architect
Distance Education and Extended Programs
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Robert Van Dyke
Assistant Director
Computer Science, IT, and Technology Education
Office of Career and Technical Education
NC Department of Public Instruction

Melissa Rasberry
Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
College of Education, NC State University

Lijuan Cao
Teaching Associate Professor
UNC Charlotte | Dept. of Software and Information Systems

Marnie Hill
Program Manager, BJC
Project Coordinator, SRCA REU
NC State University

2020 NC Virtual Computing Education Summit

In the fall of 2020, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the NC chapter of the ECEP Alliance (CS4NC) convened approximately 50 stakeholders in the field of CS education across North Carolina at the 2020 NC Virtual CS Summit to increase awareness of CS education opportunities for NC and encourage development of initiatives to broaden participation in computing education for all students in the state. The event coincided with the state’s formal adoption of the NC K-12 Computer Science Standards. Read the Summit Summary (PDF).

CS4NC Policy Update

On January 15th, 2018, NC Superintendent Mark Johnson submitted his recommendations to Expand Computer Science Opportunities to All Students in North Carolina K-12 Schools.
Read the recommendations (PDF).

CS4NC Summit – 2017

CS4NC Summit 2017

Read our CS4NC Preliminary Landscape Report.