2. The collection is peer-reviewed in
much the same way as a conference or
journal paper. As awardee Peter Drake
noted, “Since submissions are peer
reviewed, faculty can list published
submissions in CVs and tenure files.”
We’re finding that more faculty are using their participation in EngageCSEdu
as an additional way to demonstrate
3. Get useful feedback from reviewers
and users to help you improve your
4. Get recognized as someone who is
passionate about providing compelling
first-year experiences in computer science, and connect to similarly engaged
5. Use the EngageCSEdu collection as
a means of disseminating innovative
curricular materials for introductory CS
that you’ve developed from research
projects. Check out how the IC2Think
team at the University of Nebraska-Lin-coln did it [ 10].
6. You could be recognized with an Engagement Excellence prize in 2018!
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
STEP ONE. Check out the requirements on
the EngageCSEdu website [ 11]. Briefly, we
accept materials from courses that could
be described as CS0, CS1, or CS2, and
that use at least one of the EngageCSEdu
Engagement Practices. Also, the collection
only accepts individual materials. If you
have an entire course that does a great job
of engaging students, start by submitting
a few of the best materials. Submit your
course syllabus (with course schedule) to
provide some sequencing information. The
submitted materials act as exemplars and
interested users can follow links out to the
STEP TWO. If you don’t have an account
on the EngageCSEdu website, get one!
Then, go to Contribute Materials and follow the instructions. Along with uploading
your materials, you’ll need to write some
text for the detail page and fill out some
STEP THREE. The Content Manager will
make sure your material is ready for
review. If it’s not, we’ll work with you to
get it there. The rest of the process works
pretty much as a peer-reviewed journal or
We hope to see your engaging introductory computer science materials in the
coming year! Also, please consider signing
up for our reviewer pool. It’s a great way to
learn more about the project and to give
back to the community. If you have any
questions, please contact us [ 5].
EngageCSEdu and the Engagement Excellence Awards
are funded by Google, Inc. NCWI T would like to thank
Google’s Chris Stephenson and the EngageCSEdu
Advisory Board [ 12] for their insight and continued
support of the awards program and the EngageCSEdu
1. Drake, P. Beetle, EngageCSEdu Collection; https://
Accessed 2017 August 10.
2. Drake, P. Shut the Box, EngageCSEdu Collection;
https://www.engage-csedu.org/find-resources/shut-box. Accessed 2017 August 10.
3. Drake, P. Towers of Hanoi, EngageCSEdu Collection;
towers-hanoi. Accessed 2017 August 10.
4. Drake, P. Learn Java in N Games. Journal of
Computing Sciences in Colleges. 27, 1 (October 2011),
5. Engagecsedu; https://www.engage-csedu.org/.
Accessed 2017 September 20.
6. Engelman, S., Magerko, B., McKlin, T., Miller, M.,
Edwards, D. and Freeman, J. Creativity in Authentic
STEAM Education with EarSketch. in Proceedings
of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on
Computer Science Education - SIGCSE ’ 17, 2017,
7. Freeman, J., Magerko, B., Edwards, D., Moore, R.,
McKlin, T. and Xambó, A. EarSketch: A STEAM
approach to broadening participation in computer
science principles. In RESPEC T 2015; respect2015.
stcbp.org. Accessed 2017 September 20.
8. Hendler, G., Ikkache, L., Westergaard, B., Xambó,
A., Edwards, D., Magerko, B. and Freeman, J.
Introductory EarSketch Assignment, EngageCSEdu;
introductory-earsketch-assignment. Accessed 2017
9. NCWIT EngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence
Awards, NC WIT; https://www.ncwit.org/project/
Accessed 2017 September 18.
10. Soh, L., Ingraham, E. and Miller, L.D. Computational
Creativity Exercise (CCE): Everyday Object,
EngageCSEdu Collection; https://www.engage-csedu.org/find-resources/computational-creativity-exercise-cce-everyday-object. Accessed 2017 August
11. Submit your Introductory CS Course Materials,
2017 September 18.
12. Who We Are, EngageCSEdu; https://www.engage-csedu.org/content/who-we-are. Accessed 2017
Beth A. Quinn
EngageCSEdu Project Director
National Center for Women &
University of Colorado at Boulder,
Boulder, CO 80309
DOI: 10.1145/3140439 Copyright held by authors.
Figure 6: EarSketch in the classroom
project is the
and Brian Magerko,
and is a great
example of the
that can come from