From your President:
The Fall is here!  Finally we can go hiking without bugs and excessive sweat!  We're so excited to remind you about CSTA New England on October 20th!  We have a spot for you as long as you register!  

Resource Share!
Cool Book for those that love logic gates!  Check out these books by "Computer Engineering for Babies!"  They're Flip books with actual circuitry showing you the logic of NOT, AND, OR, XOR, Latches, and more!  Here's a video of one in action!
Fall Trivia:  My wife came home upset today stating that canned pumpkin puree is actually squash!  So allow me to recommend you enjoy your Squash bread and Squash pie.  All that said, is it really the taste of pumpkin we like or is it more the combination of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, and Ginger???
~Christopher Kerr
Opportunity for a Questionnaire!
Help out our Higher Learning friends.
Dear Colleagues,
We invite you to participate in a brief survey about teaching students to use programming error messages.
This survey is completely anonymous and gathered data will only be used for the purpose of research within the context of a CompEd 2023 Working Group 1.
Your participation is voluntary and completely anonymous. If you choose to participate, please expect to spend between 8-10 minutes completing this survey.
Link to the questionnaire:
We would also appreciate it, if you were to send this survey through your networks and encourage colleagues to complete it.
If you have any questions about this study, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have any ethical concerns about your participation in this research, you may also contact the Research Protections & Compliance in the Office of Research and Grants Administration, at 843-953-5885 or e-mail if you have questions or concerns about research review at the College of Charleston or your rights as a research participant. College of Charleston IRB file #2023-09-001.
For any questions, please feel free to contact the working group leads, Dr. Ellie Lovellette (, Dr. Dennis Bouvier (, Dr. Brett Becker (, Eddie Antonio Santos (
October 20th @UConn - Register Today!
The New England Regional Conference will be held on Friday, October 20th, 2023 at the University of Connecticut (Student Union Building, 2060 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT 06269).
Kianjai Huggan
Keynote Speaker

Kianjai holds a Computer Science and Engineering degree from the University of Connecticut, where she developed her love for education through extensive outreach and founding programs. After graduation, Kia worked for Black Girls CODE, where she developed inclusive coding curriculums and products. Kia's experience witnessing the lack of access to online content for her students sparked her desire to receive a Master of Engineering degree in Global Entrepreneurship. As the founder of Webquity, a digital accessibility startup, Kia focuses on developing accessibility tools for students with visual dyslexia and minor visual impairments. She also holds a graduate degree in Learning Design, Innovation, and Technology from Harvard University, where she specialized in developing low-cost, culturally responsive STEM education tools. Kia's commitment to inclusive education is evident in her work and research. As a keynote speaker at the Computer Science Teachers Association New England Conference, Kia will share her story, plus insights on how technology can make education more accessible and inclusive.

Susan Bysiewicz
Lieutenant Governor of CT & Lunch Keynote

Sworn in on January 4, 2023, Susan Bysiewicz is serving her second term as Connecticut’s 109th Lieutenant Governor.

Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz’s and Gov. Ned Lamont’s first priority is to grow good-paying jobs and investing in the state’s future.

Exciting Sessions!
We have so much to offer for every attendee.  To help you get the most out of your day, check out these suggested pathways.
We'll also be featuring a panel of state leaders from New England.
  • Emma-Marie Banks, Computer Science & Secondary Digital Learning Specialist, Maine Department of Education

  • Lisa Helme, State Coordinator of Education Technology, Vermont Agency of Education

  • Jennifer Michalek, Education Consultant for Math & CS, Connecticut State Department of Education

  • Paula Moore, Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) Content Support Lead, Massachusetts

  • Carly Vincent, Educational Specialist, Rhode Island Department of Education

  • Anne Wallace, Math/STEM Education Consultant, New Hampshire Department of Education

✔️Register today to reserve your spot!
Upcoming Events
CSTA New England Regional Conference 2023
Oct 20, 2023
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
November Chapter Meeting
Nov 13, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Our Meeting Calendar
Date & Time: Monday the 13th | 7-8 pm
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Praxis Subject Area:  Data
Date & Time: Monday the 12th | 7-8 pm
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Praxis Subject Area:  Programming
Date & Time: Monday the 11th | 7-8 pm
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Praxis Subject Area:  Impacts of Computing
April Chapter Meeting - In Person, Location TBD
Date & Time: Thursday the 18th | 6-7 pm
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Date & Time: Monday the 11th | 7-8 pm
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Praxis Subject Area:  Review of most needed areas.
Remember, your Connecticut Computer Science Teacher's Association loves you! Thanks for everything you do!
From our July Meet-Up: 
From Left to Right (Chapter Librarian Bradley Kjell, President Christopher Kerr, CSTA CT member, Middle School Advisor Dana Kinel, Secretary Jamie Lang, Vice President & Acting Treasurer Jackie Corricelli)