Meet your 2024-2025 CSTA CT Chapter Officers!

Congratulations to the new CSTA CT officer team!

Executive Board
President:  John Tusch
Vice President:  Shawn Draczynski Tobin
Extended Board
Secretary:  Dana Runkle 
Treasurer:  Jackie Corricelli
Advisor Positions
Elementary Grade Band Advisor:  Kristen Boisvert 
Middle School Grade Band Advisor:  Open
Secondary Grade Band Advisor:  Open
Higher Education Grade Band Advisor:  Dr. Winnie Yu
Appointed/Volunteer Positions
Social Media Advisor: Open
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The current CSTA K-12 Standards were published in 2017, and much has changed since then regarding research, implementation, technological advances, and standards adoption by states. As such, CSTA has begun the process of revising the CSTA K-12 Standards with an anticipated launch of updated standards in summer 2026. Community involvement in this process is essential to its success, and CSTA is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as writers, advisors, and/or reviewers during the revision process.

Responsibilities will formally begin in September 2024. Educators that are selected for the writing team will receive a stipend for their full and active participation. Visit the CSTA K-12 Standards Revision webpage for additional information and to apply. Those interested in being involved should complete the application by Monday, June 17. Applicants will be notified of selection status by Friday, July 5. 

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To share with your chapter's members (and for you too!): Time is running out to take advantage of the CSTA 2024 Early Bird pricing. CSTA+ members can register for $395 and CSTA Basic members for $445. Your registration includes access to full programming, the exhibit hall, the Welcome Reception, CSTA After Hours, and more. You won't want to miss out on our great slate of keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Gholdy Muhammad will present "Cultivating Genius and Joy in Education through Culturally and Historically Responsive Pedagogies."
  • Conor Peterson will present "Additive S: Notes from Meow Wolf's Advanced Research Team." Check out his teaser video about this keynote!
Best wishes for the end of the school year and happy summer! Please keep in touch with us at for any great CS ideas you may find, any CSTA members you run into over the summer, or any amazing technology items you use during your travels!
Please rest and recharge and reset. You have spent all year giving everything, so please take time to give back to you. Thank you for everything you do in your classroom, building, district, and community. It does not go unnoticed. 
Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Chapter President for the 2023-2024 midyear term. I am so grateful for all the work we are going to continue to do and look forward to seeing what John Tusch does as President!
Shawn Draczyński Tobin
Upcoming Events
Free Summer Training in Scratch
Jul 24, 2024 - Jul 25, 2024
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