Here are a few important things we wanted to share with you!
From your Board:  Springing into our April meeting and a chance to get involved!
 
We are almost through this school year! As the weather warms and we hope to see a return to a new normal, the CSTA CT teachers are here to help! We are getting ready for our next meeting in April (mark your calendars now for our April 12th meeting), and find your best spring Cookie for our swap!
 
In this Bulletin: April Meeting + How you can get involved.
Our Next Chapter Meeting!
 
Our next Chapter meeting is:
April 12th, 2021 - 5:00PM - 7:00PM
 
View our Agenda!
Location:  Virtual!  Check the Agenda for invite links.
 
Kudos to Sacred Heart University for being our virtual host!
ECEP (Expanding Computer Science Education Pathways) Alliance needs your help!
 
ECEP Website
  • This survey is designed to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on CS Education in U.S. high schools. The results will be very helpful to better understand how CS programs, teachers, and students have been impacted. Please forward this to any high schools CS educators that you know.
Take the survey now!
Quinnipiac is looking for your input!
 
Certification Pathway Questionaire
As presented at the CT-CSTA meeting on 2/8, Quinnipiac Schools of Education and Engineering are exploring ways of supporting CT teachers as they work to get certified to teach CS. We would love it if you would take the time to complete the following survey as best you can as we start gathering data on the best ways to provide this support:
 
Complete this form on Computer Science Endorsement Codes here.
 
2021 High School Programming Competition
We are planning the 2021 Quinnipiac High School Programming Competition and we have a survey for people to fill out about days/time. The survey can be found here.
 
 
 
 
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program
 
Don’t miss your chance to join Girls Who Code’s free Summer Immersion Program for current 9-11th grade girls and non-binary students! Girls Who Code welcomes all eligible students to apply for their introductory coding program, and strongly encourages applicants who are historically underrepresented in tech including Black, Latinx, and  low-income students. Check out this flyer to learn more, or join an upcoming Girls Who Code webinar here. Fill out the quick application here before the deadline on March 19th!
Spotlight on Women in Coding
Lynsey Scott
 
After graduating from Amherst College with dual majors in Theater and Computer Science, Lyndsey started acting and modeling in New York City and soon became the first African-American model to ever land an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein. Shows such as Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and The Victoria’s Secret Show soon followed; as did campaigns for clients such as DKNY, Baby Phat, Covergirl, and Sephora; and shoots for magazines such as W, Italian Vogue, and Glamour.

Lyndsey now splits her time between acting and freelance iOS Software Engineering. While still making time for her weekly acting classes, auditions, and bookings, she currently builds apps for clients such as Susan G. Komen Foundation, AIDS Walk, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in her role as Lead iOS Engineer for Rallybound. She’s also ranked in the top 2% of question answerers on Stack Overflow; is a member of the RayWenderlich.com iOS tutorial team; and has done video tutorials for kids co-starring the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg for Code.org. Lyndsey has been featured by CNN, The BBC, NPR, Good Morning America, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other news outlets for both her computer programming skills and her efforts to promote diversity in tech. She has recently been named one of the 100 Women of the Year for both UK Elle and AskMen.com and has received a "Lifetime of Inspiration" award from Harvard University's Women in Business organization. Her next big project? She’s written a screenplay based on real life events that’s currently in pre-production.
 
Chapter Love
We're looking for YOU to contribute!
 
Do you have an awesome success story?  Did your hard work pay off?  How great was that last Computer Science event you did go?  We want to hear from you!  Our site has a section for Stories and it's a little sparse.  We'd love to make it a platform for you to share your successes, concerns, and passions.  
 
How you can contribute:
  1. Write up your story!  Keep it under 1000 words.
  2. Include a photo or two.  Images really tell the story and ensure any photo with students is permissible to share.  
  3. Send it to any Board member for us to publicize.
Do you have a lot to say?  Want to be a regular editor?  Perhaps this is a place for you!
 
ImportantEnsure any student photos contain only students who you have approval publicizing.  
Remember, your Connecticut Computer Science Teacher's association loves you! Thanks for everything you do!