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Expanding Computer Science Education- one student, one teacher, one school, one partner at a time.

Professional Development for Teachers

We work with public, private and charter schools to support curricular and professional development needs around computer science education. We offer large scale workshops such as NM CS PD Week during June and one day symposiums specifically tailored to address the needs of a specific school population.

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Professional Development for Teachers

We work with public, private and charter schools to support curricular and professional development needs around computer science education. We offer large scale workshops such as NM CS PD Week during June and one day symposiums specifically tailored to address the needs of a specific school population.

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Curriculum Development and Consulting

We have worked with school districts and counselors to help create a plan for creating and supporting computer science pathways. The process is tailored to each school/district depending on where they are in the development and implementation process. We support administrators to leverage equitable practices to address the needs of all populations in their school. We empower computer science teachers in your school by connecting them to CS education experts, and give teachers who are founding a CS program or department access to the expertise they need to launch your program.

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Curriculum Development and Consulting

We have worked with school districts and counselors to help create a plan for creating and supporting computer science pathways. The process is tailored to each school/district depending on where they are in the development and implementation process. We support administrators to leverage equitable practices to address the needs of all populations in their school. We empower computer science teachers in your school by connecting them to CS education experts, and give teachers who are founding a CS program or department access to the expertise they need to launch your program.

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Other Events

More often than not computer science teachers are part of a one-person “department” at your school. At Computer Science Alliance, we’re working to build an online and in-person community where computer science teachers can connect with and learn from each other. Our NM CS PD Week workshops are supplemented with networking and after-hours events to foment the creation of a support group. We also host additional opportunities to meet with other CS teachers in the region.

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Other Events

More often than not computer science teachers are part of a one-person “department” at your school. At Computer Science Alliance, we’re working to build an online and in-person community where computer science teachers can connect with and learn from each other. Our NM CS PD Week workshops are supplemented with networking and after-hours events to foment the creation of a support group. We also host additional opportunities to meet with other CS teachers in the region.

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Paige Prescott

Co-founder and Executive Director
Paige Prescott has been involved in Computer Science education for more than twelve years. As Executive Director of the newly formed Computer Science Alliance, she is interested in strengthening the community of people involved computer science education and to advocate on a state, district and local level to see more computer science offerings in New Mexico, especially to the underserved areas in rural and tribal communities.

She has been the President of the Computer Science Teachers Association of New Mexico (CSTA-NM) since 2015 and is pursuing a PhD in Learning Sciences at UNM where she is focusing on computer science education. Paige has trained over 1000 teachers in NM around the US and to bring computer science to their students K-8. She was recognized by the New Mexico Tech Council Women in Technology Honoree for her work in CS education

Yolanda Lozano

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

After getting an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, working at Rice University and getting a Masters at Carnegie Mellon University, Yolanda worked at the board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and then several high tech startups for over 15 years. After retiring, she began teaching programming as a volunteer at her son’s elementary school. Eventually it became apparent that this was not only fun, but that there was a real need for CS teachers in the school systems. Thus began the crusade to teach programming and aid teachers in their ability to work with technology! She currently teaches AP CSP and AP CSA and volunteers in whatever capacity needed to spread the support and knowledge to teachers, administrators, and students interested in Computer Science. She is a CODE.org facilitator, an active member of CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) and always working to expand her horizons via technology.

Denise Hobbs

Regional Director @ Oracle Academy

John Mierzwa

CEO & Co founder @ Ingenuity Software Labs

Jon Juarez

Dept Chair: Computer and IT, Dona Ana Community College

WHAT WE DO

We are an education hub for computer science and computational thinking. We work to empower educators & schools with the needed tools for computational curriculum, and we leverage industry alliances with a vision for a future technical workforce.

OUR SUPPORTERS

Contact Us to Learn How to Get Involved and Support Expanding Computer Science Education in New Mexico.