Please join us for our February Chapter Meeting on Monday, February 6th!
We hope that you can join us for our third VIRTUAL meeting of the year on Monday, February 6th from 7-8pm.  We have a lot to share with you!  The meeting will feature information about the Lieutenant Governor's Computing Challenge and an exciting discussion about AI in education.
Prompt & Perfect Praxis Prep: We're going to hold off so we can explore ChatGPT!
Please join us!
Date & Time: Monday the 6th | 7-8 pm
✔ Agenda  📅  Calendar Entry (click to add to your calendar!)
Praxis Subject Area:  Programming
Discussion on AI with Christopher Kerr
President, CTCSTA
Chapter Share-Out:  Christopher will be leading a discussion on his research into AI and it's affects to our Profession (Education) and our Content Area (Computer Science).  Are we doomed?!  Find out at our chapter meeting!
Bring your questions about AI and ChatGPT, and share ideas for using AI in the classroom!
Featured Guests: Kelsey Derringer & Matt Chilbert
Co-Founders of CodeJoy


Kelsey Derringer and Matt Chilbert from CodeJoy will share their FREE resources for teachers and students to support participation in the Lt. Governor's Computing Challenge.

More About the Challenge:

Teachers, sign up now for a free PD and engage your students in computer science through participating in this year’s CT Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge!  Sponsored by Infosys Foundation USA, the “Coding for Good” Lt Governor Computing Challenge is a statewide competition for grade 3-12 Connecticut students to submit concepts, prototypes or apps that address a societal problem. Any students, with or without prior coding experience, are welcome to submit ideas suitable for their level. This year, teachers and students can benefit from free, live, virtual learning experiences from Codejoy, which includes virtual field trips for students (requiring NO PREP from teachers!), and live virtual PD for teachers.  Learn more about the challenge and sign up for a PD or student session here!


Opportunities for You and Your Students!

Applications are open for’s Professional Learning Program! If you know a teacher or administrator interested in bringing computer science to their school for the 2023-2024 academic year, let them know now is the time to explore’s curriculum. Our workshops will prepare you to confidently bring CS to your students as well as connect with an online and in-person community of peers. Scholarship funding is available for most workshops! Learn more about professional learning in your state.
ComBiNE is a collaboration between the Computer Science, Biology, and Mathematics departments at Southern Connecticut State University. The project’s objective is to offer equity in talent development by offering 4-year scholarships to admitted students in Computer Science, Data Science, Biology, or Biotechnology. Students accepted into the ComBiNE can receive up to $10,000 scholarship per year for 4 years. 
Here is the link to the website and application:
📅Our Meeting Calendar📅
This year our themes are all about building community, offering relevant professional development, and uplifting our educators.  Each meeting will have time for the Computer Science Praxis preparation, opportunities for members to share best practices, and more!  Take a look below at a VERY brief view of what we've put together.  
If you know of a great curriculum/vendor/resource you think we should highlight during a meeting, please send that our way.
Date & Time: Monday the 6th | 7-8 pm
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Date & Time: Monday the 6th | 7-8 pm
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Praxis Subject Area:  Impacts of Computing
April Chapter Meeting In-Person, location TBD
Date & Time: Thursday the 6th | 6-7 pm
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Date & Time: Monday the 8th | 7-8 pm
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Praxis Subject Area:  Computing Systems & Networks
Upcoming Events
Winter of CS Event (For ES & MS Teachers)
Jan 25, 2023
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
February Chapter Meeting
Feb 06, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March Chapter Meeting
Mar 06, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
View entire list
Remember, your Connecticut Computer Science Teacher's Association loves you! Thanks for everything you do!
Your Board from this year's CSTA National Conference: 
From Left to Right (President Christopher Kerr, Vice President Jackie Corricelli, Secretary Jamie Lang, Treasurer Karen Abbey)