Capital CS Unplugged Fair Interest

We are looking to promote Computer Science Education Awareness in Your Community -- to Students, to Families, to Teachers, to Administrators, to Local Businesses, to All! We are hoping to host an Unplugged Computer Science Fair and are looking for those interested and for volunteers.
Click here for more info!
Capital CS Unplugged Fair Interest Rachel Peschieri 2024-01-10 05:00:00Z 0

Siena Programming Contest

It's time for Siena's HS Programming Contest organizing survey. It's a quick survey to fill out but you will need to know (as accurately as possible) how many 4-person contest teams from your high school will be interested in participating. 
The contest is Friday, April 12 from 4:00-9:00.
Click for more info!
Siena Programming Contest Rachel Peschieri 2024-01-10 05:00:00Z 0

Equity in Action Summit

Logo reading "CSTA Equity Fellowship"
The CSTA Equity in Action Summit is a one-day virtual event bringing together PreK-12 CS teachers for a call to action to transform our approach to providing equitable CS education rooted in justice. Engage in strategies to equip yourself with resources on representation, accessibility, and culturally sustaining pedagogies. Develop an action plan to increase CS education access to all students and empower them to use CS in a just way.
Equity in Action Summit 2024-01-10 05:00:00Z 0

Let's talk about our Elections

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Our Elections process is beginning, and we can't believe it! We want to communicate what the process is and where we go from here. Check in here for more information --  even if you're not interested in being on the board, you can join our Elections Committee!
Let's talk about our Elections 2023-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Are you Registered for CSTA 2023?

CSTA 2023 Virtual Conference | Computer Science Teachers Association
Don't miss out on registering for the CSTA 2023 Virtual Conference! Your registration includes access to all general sessions and breakouts — including the recordings — access to the virtual exhibit hall, your CSTA 2023 swag box (U.S. and Canada residents only), and other fun extras throughout the event. You won't want to miss out on our keynote address from Dr. Sepehr Vakil.
Are you Registered for CSTA 2023? 2023-04-18 04:00:00Z 0
Widening the “Learning Tent” of Computing Education Sepehr Vakil 2023-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Benefits of Gamification in Online Learning Matthew Lynch 2023-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
ChatGPT Is All the Rage. But Teens Have Qualms About AI Arianna Prothero 2023-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
Register for the American Computer Science League (ACSL) By December 31, 2022 2022-11-15 05:00:00Z 0

International Coding Competition 2022

It’s that time of year again! Hour of Code kicks off during Computer Science Education week each year when teachers around the globe choose fun activities for students to learn about computer science and programming. Codementum has decided to run a fun and exciting competition during this week.
International Coding Competition 2022 2022-11-15 05:00:00Z 0

November is Native American Heritage Month

While the internet has permeated almost every aspect of daily life, Native American communities still face critical challenges such as limited telecommunications infrastructure and underrepresentation in computing research and industry. How are Native American netizens using social media? How can they take advantage of technology to reinvigorate their cultures? What challenges do researchers face? And what can we learn from indigenous perspectives?
November is Native American Heritage Month 2022-11-15 05:00:00Z 0
Research focused on K-5 CS Integration 2022-11-15 05:00:00Z 0
Three C’s: Supporting Computer Science Educators Going ‘Back to School’ Jake Baskin & Kate Maloney 2022-11-15 05:00:00Z 0

Awards for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Nominations

Awards for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) nominations are up for both Students and Educators!
The Award for AiC honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, and non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions.
The AiC Educator Award identifies exemplary formal and informal educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, and non-binary students to explore their interests in computing and technology.
See this story for more info and links!
Awards for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Nominations 2022-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrating Culture Heritage Months

Celebrating Cultural Heritage Months in CS Classes - Join us on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 6-7 p.m. CT as we celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month (Sep 15- Oct 15) and prepare for upcoming cultural heritage months like Filipino American History Month (October) and Native American Heritage Month (November) in our CS classrooms.
Gather resources and collaborate with other CS colleagues in celebrating the industry contributions of specific heritages and learn ways to integrate cultural content into CS teaching.
Celebrating Culture Heritage Months 2022-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Excerpts from 'The Voice'

  • Free Downloadable STEM Posters: Embed STEM in the School Culture — In this post, author Angela Cleveland provides resources for your CS classroom. Check them out! 
  • Identity Markers & Equity in CS: CSTA Equity Fellow Vanessa Jones explains how CS teachers must explore how their identities and experiences impact the choices they make in the computer science classroom. Learn more
  • Celebrating Our Regional CS Teaching Excellence Award Winners — Meet the 2021-22 CS Teaching Excellence Award regional winners. Read more
Excerpts from 'The Voice' 2022-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Join CSTA on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 6-7 p.m. CT to celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month which raises awareness about digital security and safe online practices. Hear from a panel of industry partners about their career journeys and learn ways to be proactive in protecting your devices and personal data.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! 2022-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
The Congressional App Challenge is underway -don't let your students miss out 2022-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

CSTA 2022 is Just Over a Month Away!

We can’t believe that CSTA 2022 is next month! We can’t wait to see you all in person for the first time since we were together in Phoenix for CSTA 2019. Open this article for few important things you should know!
CSTA 2022 is Just Over a Month Away! 2022-06-13 04:00:00Z 0

K-12 U.S. Teachers, We Need Your Voice 

CSTA and the Kapor Center are once again conducting a survey of K-12 computer science teachers in the United States. The CS education landscape continues to evolve, and we want to hear directly from teachers about your experiences, challenges, and what resources would be most useful to you at this time. We need your voice! Complete our national survey, which will take about 20 minutes of your time. As thanks for your time, the first 3,000 teachers who complete the survey will receive their choice of a $10 Tremendous gift card. All participants will be entered in a raffle for one of five $200 gift cards.
K-12 U.S. Teachers, We Need Your Voice 2022-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Free Virtual Summer PD Workshops for Computer Science Teachers 2022-06-13 04:00:00Z 0

Highlights From The Voice  

 Here is what you may have missed on The Voice.
  • Announcing the 2022 CS Teaching Excellence Award Winners: CSTA and the Infosys Foundation USA announced the winners of the 2022 CS Teaching Excellence Award winners. Learn more about these amazing teachers.
  • Identity Markers & Equity in CS — CSTA Equity Fellow Vanessa Jones explains how CS teachers must explore how their identities and experiences impact the choices they make in the computer science classroom. Learn more
  • Reflecting on computer science pedagogy: CSTA 2022 Keynote Speaker Dr. Sue Sentance shares about computer science pedagogy and shares the work that is being done in England. Read her piece.
Are you interested in sharing your stories with CSTA? Reach out to for more information on how you can share your voice.  
Highlights From The Voice 2022-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Celebrate Pride Month with These Resources from CSTA 2022-06-13 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrating Diversity in Computer Science

Black History Month Collage
Today, we can honor Black History Month not just through slideshows and historical figures, but by highlighting Black people's resilience and contributions in the very subjects we teach — computer science included.
Celebrating Diversity in Computer Science 2022-03-07 05:00:00Z 0
Developing Mental Toughness for STEM Retention 2022-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

2022 Equity in Action Summit - Commit to Inclusion

This one-day virtual event brings together K-12 Computer Science teachers by calling them to action to:

  • provide a more inclusive computer science environment for ALL students
  • transform their approach to providing equitable CS education rooted in justice
  • and engage in strategies to equip educators and advocates with resources on representation, access, and culturally sustaining pedagogies.

Sessions for this summit will be focused on four strands:

  • ACCESS + ibility
  • Representation
  • Removing Barriers in CS
  • Student Voice/Power
2022 Equity in Action Summit - Commit to Inclusion 2022-02-23 05:00:00Z 0

CSTA Board of Directors Applications 2022

The CSTA Board of Directions is accepting applications for new board members for the 2022-2024 term. Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on March 15, 2022. Late or incomplete application packages will not be accepted or considered for the selection process. The election will take place online, beginning April 8, 2022. All CSTA+ members in good standing on this date are eligible to vote. The election will close on April 29, 2022. Results will be posted by May 10, 2022. Please send election-related questions to the Nominations and Elections Committee Chair at
CSTA Board of Directors Applications 2022 2022-02-23 05:00:00Z 0

Identity Markers & Equity in CS

Cultural proficiency is when an adult understands that their personal culture and background impacts the people they work with. It is important for teachers to understand the gender, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic makeup of their computer science classrooms.
Identity Markers & Equity in CS 2022-01-10 05:00:00Z 0
CS Ed Week 2021 2021-11-22 05:00:00Z 0
Have you Opted In? 2021-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
Don't Miss Out On Girls Who Code's Free Resources! 2021-11-08 05:00:00Z 0

Winter Member Spotlight

This year for each member newsletter, we wanted to spotlight a member of our group. You are all doing amazing things in your own spaces, and we think that deserves to be shared!
Check out this newsletters member spotlight, Carole Geruso of Glens Falls!
Winter Member Spotlight Rachel Peschieri 2021-02-22 05:00:00Z 0