Ecosystem Computing Challenge (ECC) is a New Hampshire-wide professional development (PD) program for Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers committed to teach a rigorous and engaging computing curriculum to a diverse student population.

Program Goals:

  • Increase the number and diversity of students who develop and practice computational competencies and are prepared to pursue college degrees in computing-related fields of study.
  • Increasing diversity focuses specifically on students who are traditionally underrepresented in computing: women, minorities (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian), English Language Learners, low-income students, and students from under-served rural communities.

ECC curriculum is based on the Exploring Computer Science course – a nationally-recognized and successful curriculum that integrates CS content with equity practices and an inquiry-based pedagogy.


ECC is an NSF-funded 5-year program (Oct 2014 – Sep 2019).