In our extensive 2013-14 report, we found that students showed great interest in the topics covered in the curriculum; over 70% of students reported “liking” or “loving” various aspects including robotics, programming, and website design. Students learned how to perform various computer-related tasks and reported increases in knowledge in all topics assigned.
We also found that ECS teachers have a strong social network to support their teaching, in part through collaborative workshop sessions aimed to help teachers share successful ideas and troubleshoot problems. Teachers almost unanimously thought these workshops were helpful and informative. They were also impressed with the positive impact on their students. We see similar feedback in ongoing PD evaluations.
In the following video, former ECS student Y’shua Ortiz talks about the impact ECS has had on him personally. This event took place in 2013 on ECS Day at UCLA.