CS Ed Week is December 5-11, 2022!
Computer Science Education Week is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners in the field.
At our last meeting, members shared some great resources you can use in your classroom to promote CS Ed!

Opportunities for You and Your Students!

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: https://www.southernct.edu/combine
Are you a K-5 CS Teacher or District Leader?  Help code.org improve and better meet your needs!
More than ever, states are expanding requirements to teach computer science in the K-12 space. As elementary schools incorporate new CS standards into their already-crowded curriculum, they are turning to an integrated approach, weaving CS into the core curricula for math, science, ELA, social studies, and more. Thus, Code.org is collaborating with csedresearch.org to conduct a national study focusing on how K-5 teachers, schools, and districts integrate computer science (CS) into their curriculum. This research will help to inform our efforts as we continue to expand our curriculum to meet these needs.  
To participate, please complete the form linked here: https://forms.gle/9sJpLJdynPZqm4GU7
If you have any questions about these efforts, please contact Laycee Thigpen (laycee@code.org).
Webinar: See IT to be IT Pathways to Computer Science Careers
During the See IT to Be IT virtual event on Monday, November 21 at 2pm ET, Infosys Foundation USA and Learning Blade® will present meaningful and engaging ways in which K-12 educators and mentors can support girls in pursuing a computer science education and computer science careers. In addition to concrete guidance, attendees will receive free educational and career awareness resources produced by Learning Blade and funded by Infosys Foundation USA to be used with K-12 students during CSEdWeek.
📅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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Praxis Subject Area:  Programming
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
February Chapter Meeting
Feb 06, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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)