From your Board: 
Hello and welcome to the Summer!!!  If you're not there yet stay strong!  Our chapter has been busy reflecting on our performance this year, completed self-assessments, and are starting to formulate our goals for next year.  We've reviewed the feedback you've provided National on how our Chapter has met or is on the path to meeting your needs.  We're happy to see that you feel your voices are heard!  If you would like to look at the data the results are below!
  • Web-based survey results
  • Our comparison spreadsheet of major questions from last year to this year.
  • We also need to review ourselves against the Chapter Rubric!  Here's a quick summary of how we rated ourselves this year in comparison to last year. 
Overall we feel we're doing great in some areas and there is room for improvement in others.  We would like to invest into more opportunities for mentorship, networking, and PD next year as a part of our goals.  Further we want to ensure YOU can find a way to contribute to CT CSTA in whatever way you feel comfortable.  
As always if there is something we can do for you, or something you'd like to do for your chapter don't hesitate to reach out to anyone on our Board and Advisors page.
All the best
~Christopher - Your reelected President
Chapter Updates
Board election results are in!
Board Positions
  • President:  Christopher Kerr
  • Vice President:  Jackie Corricelli
  • Secretary:  Jamie Lang
  • Treasurer:  Karen Abbey
Advisor Positions:
  • Elementary Grade Band Advisor:  Still open
  • Middle School Band Advisor:  Dana Kinel
  • Secondary Grade Band Advisor:  Still open
  • Higher Education Advisor:  Winnie Yu Ng
Appointed Positions:
  • Legislative Advocacy Advisor:  Norm Sondheimer
  • Chapter Librarian:  Brad Kjell
  • SDE Representative:  Jennifer Michalek
  • Social Media Advisor:  Dana Kinel

Opportunities for YOU!

The Graduate Certificate in Computing Foundations is tailored to prepare learners who are new to computer science. This flexible 2-semester offering covers level employment, advanced studies in computer or foundational knowledge required to pursue entry-data science, or the required content for CT certified teachers to pursue a computer science cross-endorsement.
Find more information here or contact program coordinator Dr. Winnie Yu (
The main event is on November 12th, 2022 and this year we are hosted by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst College of Education.   A book club will lead up to the big event with social activities the evening of November 11th, 2022.  The main conference will begin with our keynote speaker at 10am on November 12th, 2022, and a variety of workshops will run until 5:15pm.  Our theme is CS for Social Good.  Registration and request for proposals are now open, don't miss out on early-bird pricing! CSTA-Plus members will receive a special gift on arrival.
Sacred Heart University in Fairfield is CT's leader in Computer Science Education with programs for teachers, aspiring teachers and computer science professionals.
SHU will be offering summer workshops on's secondary CS courses (CS A, CS Discoveries, and CS Principles).  There is still space left - apply today!

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.
Upcoming Events
Security Analytics Course - Registration Deadline
Jun 17, 2022
Security Analytics Course
Jun 25, 2022 - Aug 11, 2022
AI for HS Juniors & Seniors
Jul 05, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022
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Remember, your Connecticut Computer Science Teacher's Association loves you! Thanks for everything you do!