From your Board: Last push for our May virtual chapter meeting!
In this newsletter, we want to highlight our May meeting which is this coming Monday, May 9th at 5PM.  We're excited to learn about GenCyber from the University of New Haven, invite you to an Appy Hour at CT Valley Brewing, and provide information about our upcoming CT CSTA board elections.
We're looking forward to seeing you next week at our virtual meeting!
May (Virtual) Chapter Meeting HYPE!
Date & Time Monday the 9th | 5pm - 7pm
Agenda  📅  Calendar Entry (click me to add me to your calendar!)
Praxis Subject Area:  Computing Systems & Networks
TEAM Module Show & Tell - Module 5 - Professional Responsibilities (Share out that cool website, PD, etc. you've found!)  
Self-nominate for a CT CSTA position!
May Board Elections are coming!
Think about if you would like to make a difference in the Connecticut Computer Science world.  ALL Board positions are available!  Self nominations will be open during next week's meeting. 
Reach out to our chapter Librarian Brad Kjell if you have any questions, want to run for a position, or feel you want to help out but there isn't a position for you. 
University Connection:  University of New Haven & GenCyber for Teachers! 
University of New Haven is bringing GenCyber training to teachers in New England. Professor Mekni will update us on what will happen in this training. For more information about the training, here is a flyer. Hurry! There are a limited number of slots available and application is due on 5/1.
Chapter Share Out:  Share an awesome professional resource (PD, website, forum, etc.)!
As we continue to share out and improve together we'd love to hear about the great professional resources you use.  Do you have a go-to website?  Have you been to a great conference or PD?  Are you part of any forums or groups on social media?  Let's hear about it!

Chapter News

Join us for Appy Hour May 27th, 2022
5-7pm @CT Valley Brewing Co.
765 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor
Let's get back in person for a socially distanced and out-door gathering! Take some time to reflect on your school year with your peers who truly understand AP exams, Finals, compilers, robots, and SEL. It's time for some Teacher SEL! First round is on us!

A call to action!

Convince Governor Lamont to endorse the Computer Science Education Initiative.  (Letter writing)
We have the chance to encourage Governor Ned Lamont to join Governors of other States in promoting K-12 computer science education. Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas is the current chair of the National Governors Association (NGA).  Through his NGA Chairman’s Initiative, K-12 Computer Science Education, Gov. Hutchinson is promoting K-12 computer science education.
In order for us to have a chance at Governor Lamont to endorse the initiative we will need to reach out to him via a letter writing (physical or electronic) campaign.
Please see the attached letter template to submit via mail or email at your convenience.

Opportunities for YOU!

GenCyber Teacher Training at University of New Haven!
August 8-12, 2022. Flyer is here. Deadline to apply: 5/15.
Upcoming Events
May Chapter Meeting
May 09, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Day of AI
May 13, 2022
Appy Hour!
Connecticut Valley Brewing Company
May 27, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
View entire list
📅Our Meeting Calendar 📅
This year our theme is all about building community, leadership, and uplifting our educators.  Each meeting will have time for the Computer Science Praxis preparation, sharing out of best practices in the five TEAM modules, and more!  Take a look below at a VERY brief view of what we've put together.  Each meeting will also have a guest speaker, product demo, or the like.  
Date & Time Monday the 9th | 5pm - 7pm
Agenda  📅  Calendar Entry (click me to add me to your calendar!)
Praxis Subject Area:  Computing Systems and Networks
TEAM Module Show & Tell - Module 5 - Professional Responsibilities (Share out that cool website, PD, you've found!  Self-nominate for a CT CSTA position!)
Remember, your Connecticut Computer Science Teacher's association loves you! Thanks for everything you do!