The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn.
The New York Capital District chapter of the CSTA represents Computer Science and Computing teachers in upstate New York centered around Albany drawing from K-12 schools and colleges in over 8 different counties.  This chapter has a long standing and strong relationship with the Siena College Computer Science department, which provides many opportunities for teachers, school districts, and students alike to engage in and grow with the computer science discipline and associated fields.  The mission of this chapter is to build a vibrant community education professionals and community partners.

What are our goals in the Capital District CSTA?

  • Raise awareness in computer science
  • Provide professional development for computer science teachers
  • Share best practices in teaching Computer Science
  • Connect undergraduate students and their professors with opportunities for research, internships, and conferences in the field of computer science
  • Form relationships with area business that utilizes computer science skills

Participating Schools

  • Berlin
  • Bethlehem
  • Broadalbin-Perth
  • Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
  • Chatham
  • Columbia
  • Duanesburg
  • Emma Willard
  • Glens Falls
  • Guilderland
  • Ichabod Crane
  • Kingston
  • Middletown
  • Mohonasen
  • Schalmont
  • Schoharie
  • Sharon Springs
  • South Colonie
  • Spackenkill
  • Tech Valley
  • Troy
  • Ward Melville
  • Windham-Ashland-Jewett