Please join us for our next IN-PERSON Chapter Meeting on Thursday, April 6th from 6-7pm
We hope that you can join us for our next meeting at Connecticut Valley Brewing Company in South Windsor.  We are so excited for this opportunity to connect with you in-person and your first round is on us! Delicious food is also available to order from Birdhouse Coffee.
Your attendance enters you into a raffle for Hacker: Cybersecurity Logic Game!
April Chapter Meeting In-Person - CT Valley Brewing Co., 765 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor
Date & Time: Thursday the 6th | 6-7 pm
✔ Agenda  📅  Calendar Entry (click me to add me to your calendar!)

For the sake of timing the Connecticut Computer Science Teachers Association Board would like to reschedule elections for the 2023-2024 board from May 2023 to November 2023 to accommodate maintaining consistent leadership running up to the October CSTA New England Summit which we are organizing.
Why the need for this vote?
Our Bylaws currently state:  Article IV Section 3 - "The Chapter shall hold regular membership meetings. One meeting per year shall include the focus and promotion of elections for Chapter leadership.  This is currently held in the Spring semester to help boards to use the Summer, if they choose, to support transitions."
This means for this year we would NOT be holding a "Spring" election in favor of a late "Fall" election.  Because of this change your leadership wants to ensure it has membership approval for this change.  This change is solely for the 2023-2024 school year and elections for 2024-2025 would resume with the May chapter meeting.
Opportunities for You
We are hosting CSTA New England at UConn on October 20, 2023!
We are currently accepting proposals and you can apply hereDeadline to submit your proposal has been extended to April 17th!
Lieutenant 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. 
Teachers can 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!  Learn more about the challenge and sign up for a PD or student session here!
@University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is hosting the Northeast Region's GenCyber Teacher Academy.  This FREE professional development opportunity targets 9-12th grade teachers with STEM backgrounds who are interested in applying cybersecurity concepts in their classrooms. Prior knowledge of computing is not required.
Participant teachers will benefit from:
  • $1500 stipend (on completion of the program activities)
  • Free Chromebook
  • Ready-to-use lesson plans
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Free membership to the GenCyber Teacher Learning Community
Apply now! Deadline - April 1st, 2023
📅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.
April Chapter Meeting In-Person - CT Valley Brewing Co. @765 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor
Date & Time: Thursday the 6th | 6-7 pm
✔ Agenda  📅  Calendar Entry (click me to add me to your calendar!)
Date & Time: Monday the 8th | 7-8 pm
✔ Agenda  📅  Calendar Entry (click me to add me to your calendar!)
Praxis Subject Area:  Computing Systems & Networks
Upcoming Events
VIRTUAL PANEL: Exploring Computer Science in our School Curriculums
Mar 28, 2023
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
National Master Class in K-5 Computer Science Education
Mar 30, 2023
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
GenCyber for NON-STEM Teachers - Registration Deadline!
Mar 31, 2023
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)