WHAT. . . types of materials are appropriate for the EngageCSEdu Collection?

Materials can be considered for the EngageCSEdu Collection if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • The material is an individual item (e.g., an assignment, a project) from an introductory computer science (or similar) course, i.e., CS0, CS1, or CS2-like courses. In colleges and universities, these are usually freshman-level courses. We also accept materials from high school instructors if those materials align with at least one CSTA level 3A or 3B standard.
  • The material is high quality, i.e., it is engaging and consistently helps students learn the targeted concept.
  • The material employs at least one of our identified "Engagement Practices."
  • The material is free from stereotypes and references that might evoke stereotype threat.
  • The material is directly authored by you OR is a variation on another’s open source material and appropriately credits the original author.
  • The author specifies a Creative Commons license that, at the least, allows others to use the material for non-commercial purposes.

WHY. . . should you submit materials to the Collection?

  • Inspire other instructors! Too often faculty work in isolation and reinvent the wheel. Break the isolation: Share your work with colleagues from across the country.
  • The collection is peer-reviewed in much the same way as a conference or journal. Having your teaching materials accepted to the collection is another way to demonstrate teaching effectiveness.
  • Get useful feedback from reviewers and users to help you improve your materials.
  • Get recognized as someone who is passionate about providing compelling first-year experiences in computer science, and connect to similarly engaged instructors.
  • Use the EngageCSEdu collection as a means of disseminating innovative curricular materials for introductory CS that you’ve developed from research projects.
  • If a reviewer nominates your materials, you could be recognized with an Engagement Excellence award!

HOW. . . do you submit materials to the Collection?

Materials can be submitted to the collection by using the following steps:

  1. Create an Educator Account on EngageCSEdu.
  2. Using the Educator Account, click on the link below to create new collection item. Fill in all required boxes and metadata.
  3. Upload your material or if multiple files are required for your lab, lesson, or assignment, please upload a zipped file. NOTE: If your material is accepted, you will be asked to also submit a syllabus (including a schedule of topics) for the course.
  4. For more information on how to submit materials to the EngageCSEdu Collection, please contact us at engagecsedu@ncwit.org