Here are a few important things we wanted to share with you!
Hello again from your faithful CT CSTA leadership!  It's time to tackle 2020-2021!  In this issue we're outlining our virtual meeting schedule, highlighting our September 14th meeting, and promoting officer elections.
So let's get down to business!  Read on to get informed on CT CSTA 2020-2021!!!
September 14th Chapter Meeting Information
(We've gone virtual for 2020-2021!)
Our next Chapter meeting is:
September 14, 2020 - 5:00PM - 7:00PM  (Note the correction in time!)
View our Agenda!
Location:  Virtual!  Check the Agenda for invite links.
Guests include:  Jennifer Michalek from the CT Department of Education & A member from CCSU 
Guest Presenter: Jennifer Michalek from CSDE!
Jennifer Michalek will provide us an update on the progress of legitimizing Computer Science education at the State level including certification!
Guest Hosts:  Central Connecticut State University
CCSU will talk to us about their progress in preparing professionals to lead the computer science classroom.
Guest Presenter:  NCWIT
What can the National Center for Women in Technology do for you and the womxn of your classroom?  Find out as they share the goings on with their organization.  Believe us, it's good stuff!
Don't forget the Aspiration awards are now OPEN.  What better way to empower and acknowledge the young womxn of your classroom!
This year's Virtual Meeting Schedule
(Register here and add them to your calendars!)

September 14, 2020 - Guest Host CCSU & Guest Presenter Jennifer Michalek

November 9th, 2020 - Guest Host SCSU & more!

February 8th, 2021 - Guest Host Quinnipiac University & more!

April 12th, 2021 - Sacred Heart University & more!

May 10th, 2021 - TBD!

Answer the call!  Get Involved with Connecticut CSTA for the 2020-2021 School year!
Run for office!
ALL Officer positions are open for the 2020-2021 academic year!  Being an officer gives you a greater opportunity to affect positive change in our state.  Each position is unique and offers different ways for you to contribute. 
Review the job descriptions linked below.  Elections are typically held between the September and November chapter meetings, with results being announced at the November meeting.
Interested in championing characters in Chonneticut?  Contact Brad Kjell!
Is an Officer position too much of a commitment right now?  Try a Grade Band Advisors position!

Perhaps an officer position is too much of a commitment!  (It's not!)  We are also looking for members of our community passionate in their grade band to help us uplift CS education in their world!

This person is responsible for advocating for the success of their respective grade band & moderating their respective grade band Group here on the CT CSTA website!

  • Help bring in relevant PD!
  • View the job description here!

We have positions open for:

  • Elementary Schools (K-5, 6) - 1x Representative 
  • Middle Schools (6, 7-8) - 1x Representative 
  • High Schools (9-12) - 1x Representative 
  • Higher Education (Undergraduate) - 1x Representative
Want to run an Advisor position with a friend?  Go for it!  As we know from our Pair Programming, "Two heads are better than one!"

Interested in being an Awesome Advisor?  Contact Brad Kjell!

Help us add to our Resources!

CT CSTA is building our our "Curriculum Resources" tab with more helpful content for schools onboarding Computer Science in their districts.

We're looking for two things:

  1. A list of resources for a given CS area / course.
  2. A list of people who are SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) in said CS area / course.
To facilitate this we're going to "manage the complexity" of this project by crowd-sourcing it!  Below you will find a variety of popular Computer Science courses, subject areas, grade bands, etc.  Click on the link of a subject you know well and add any resources you feel are amazing and worth sharing.  If you want, add yourself as an SME next to your contribution so others can reach out to you if they have any questions.
Grade Bands, Courses, Clubs
  • Elementary Resources
  • Middle School Resources
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Recommended Reading
         Click here to contribute!
Subject Matter Areas:
  • Cyber Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • The Python Programming Language
  • The Java Programming Language
  • Game Development
  • Data Sciences / Data Mining
         Click here to contribute!
Don't worry about organizing the content.  We'll sort through it all and organize it as best we can once we see what amazing work you've contributed.


Thank you for your help!  Remember, we're better together!

Get connected with our Conference initiatives!
CS4CT Conference registration is OPEN!

Save the date for Friday, October 2nd

Connecticut's premiere Computer Science education summit has arrived for 2020!

Visit the website for more information!

Register here!

CSTA New England Regional Conference information.

Save the date for Saturday, October 24th

We're focusing on the theme of "Equitable Remote Learning"

Visit the website for more information!

Remember, your Connecticut Computer Science Teacher's association loves you!