Start a Girls Go Cyberstart Club!

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Girls Go CyberStart (GGCS) is a fun, free, extracurricular online program designed to help girls across the nation discover an interest in cybersecurity. Made up of a series of digital challenges, GGCS empowers girls to explore whether they will become the next leaders in cybersecurity and help protect the web. We’ve already helped 10,000 girls take on the challenge, but we want even more young women to join the program. We’re looking for high school teachers to join us as Advisors to run GGCS Clubs in their schools.
 
The program is free and will give teachers hours of resources to use in and outside of their classrooms. Teachers can register to run a GGCS club between Dec. 2, 2019, and Jan. 31, 2020. Advisors don’t need to be cybersecurity experts to take part - when you register, you’ll receive a free digital resource pack to help you set up and run your Club. Then, simply guide your students through the program and watch them fly! For more info, head to ggcs.online/GetInvolved.
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Code.org Summer Workshops

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Whether you are new to teaching computer science (CS) or have previous experience, the Code.org Professional Learning Program prepares you to teach with confidence and offers year-round support. No CS experience is needed!

Take part in the program to explore the curriculum and learning tools, practice new teaching strategies, discuss classroom management, and build a community of teachers. Over 90% of attendees would recommend our program to another teacher. Scholarships and discounts are available in many regions.

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Apply to be a Microsoft TEALS School!

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The Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) Program helps high schools create sustainable computer science (CS) programs.  TEALS is happy to announce that we are currently accepting partner school applications for the 2020-2021 school year!  (The deadline is February 14th.) Visit Microsoft.com/TEALS to learn more.

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Start a Girls Who Code Club

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We are proud to partner with Girls Who Code to provide free, flexible and inclusive CS opportunities all across our community, and would love for your school to host a Club!

Girls Who Code Clubs  provide completely  FREE plug-and-play curriculum and resources for educators to encourage girls’ participation in STEM as they prepare for college and career. In each Club, 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls build important life skills as they join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and learn how to use computer science to positively impact their community. Students also learn about inspiring female role models in tech to help increase female representation in our STEM programming. 

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New CS Educator Courses at ASU

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In response to the new Arizona CS education endorsement, Arizona State University is offering an online 7 week, 3 credit course “Introduction to Computer Science for Educators.” The course is now open for enrollment for spring semester 2020, Session B (the class starts March 16). As an introductory course, it is great for educators who are new to CS education, and for teachers seeking course credit toward the CS endorsement.
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Computer Science Education Week | December 9th-15th CSTA 2019-12-06 07:00:00Z 0
CSTA-Arizona Board Elections 2019-12-03 07:00:00Z 0
SheTech Explorer Day 2019-11-23 07:00:00Z 0

November Community Updates

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Updates from the Computer Science community in Arizona from our November 19th Community Call (click here for agenda):
 
  • Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS School Applications Now Open
  • New #CSK8 Podcast Now Available
  • AZ STEM Collaborative Unconference
  • CSforAll Teachers CSEd Week Webinar
  • Google CSFirst Hour of Code Webinar
Click 'Read More' to see information about each of these programs
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CSTA 2020 Conference

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CSTA 2020, set for July 11–15, in Arlington, Virginia, is shaping up to be our best conference yet! With more than 85 sessions, 28 workshops, 9 mini-sessions, 11 Birds of a Feather Conversations and 21 poster presentations, there is plenty to check out. 
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CSTA-AZ Fall Summit

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CSTA-Arizona held it's 2019 Fall Summit in Prescott, Arizona on November 2nd. Educators from all over Arizona convened to attend sessions on Scratch, LocoRobo, p5js, Artificial Intelligence, and to plan for more local & community meetups in the four Arizona Regions.
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American Computer Science League

The American Computer Science League (ACSL) has sponsored computer science
contests since 1978.  The contests are divided into divisions (Senior,
Intermediate, Junior, Classroom and Elementary) to appeal to a wide range of
student experience.  The Senior, Intermediate and Junior Divisions include
computer science topics and coding.  The Classroom and Elementary Divisions
do not require coding. ACSL is offering its 2018-19 contest question/solution set to CSTA teachers
who register for the first time.
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October Community Updates

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Updates from the Computer Science community in Arizona from our September 24th Community Call:
  • AzTEA Fall Conference
  • Elementary Professional Development
  • Dept of Education Webinars
  • Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshops
  • Native American Code Writers Program
  • iKidsCode Day of Learning
  • ASTA Fall Conference
Click 'Read More' to see information about each of these programs
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CSEdCon & State of Computer Science

Code.org, CSforAll, and CSTA convened over 400 regional and international partners, policymakers, and district representatives for the first ever Global CS Education Conference (CSEdCon). Representatives from CSTA-Arizona, the Arizona Department of Education, and several districts across Arizona including Yuma and Prescott attended this event. The 2019 State of Computer Science Report was also released at this event - here's the progress Arizona has made in Computer Science Education
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Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month. Here are several resources to share with students connecting students with Hispanic heritage to Computer Science & other STEM fields.
Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month CSTA 2019-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
Aspirations in Computing Educator Award CSTA 2019-09-16 07:00:00Z 0
Award for Aspirations in Computing for HS Students CSTA 2019-09-16 07:00:00Z 0

CSTA AZ Board Nominations

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If you are interested in serving on the CSTA-Arizona Board, please consider nominating yourself (or another person) for our upcoming CSTA-Arizona Board Elections.
CSTA AZ Board Nominations CSTA 2019-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
NCWIT Awards Ceremony 2019-06-13 07:00:00Z 0
AZ Educators - CSTA and ISTE Want Your Feedback on New CS Standards CSTA 2019-06-13 07:00:00Z 0

CSTA-AZ Fall Meetup 2018

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CSTA-AZ held its first Fall Professional Development Summit for Arizona Computer Science teachers. Sessions were held on topics such as VEX Robotics, equitable recruiting & retention strategies, active learning in Computer Science, and the CyberPatriot competition.
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Arizona Adopts Computer Science Standards!

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On October 22, 2018, Arizona's State Board of Education voted to adopt new K-12 Computer Science Standards. The process to develop new Computer Science Standards began in January 2017. Since that time, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has collected public feedback on existing standards and convened working groups of educators, content experts, community members, and parents to create new standards. Click here to download Arizona's Computer Science Standards.
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