Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC)


About WeTeach_CS

Goals and Outcomes

  • Increase the number of certified Computer Science teachers in Texas
  • Increase the number of high schools that offer Computer Science
  • Increase the computer science content, pedagogical, and equity knowledge for PK-12 teachers.
  • Create a strong community of Computer Science with PK-12 teachers, administrators, university faculty, and business / industry partners.

Activities and Benefits

  • Each Collaborative must serve a minimum of ten teachers. Each teacher must have a professional development plan to earn at least 60 hours of Computer Science training.
  • Collaboratives must have a plan to offer at least 60 hours of Computer Science Professional Development. This can be a combination of online and face-to-face and may include WeTeach_CS statewide training and events such as the WeTeach_CS Summit, AP CS Principles Mini-Conference, or WeTeach_CS certification preparation (online of face-to-face workshops).
  • A minimum of five teachers must actively pursue certification to teach Computer Science 8-12.
  • Instructional teams for each Collaborative must includes a computer science professor.
  • Collaborative teacher participants increase their content knowledge and pedagogical skills through research-based instruction and are provided opportunities to network with other computer science teachers from across the state.