CSTA-Arizona Newsletter

April 2020

CSTA-Arizona Meetups Going Virtual!

In light of the COVIC-19 pandemic, all upcoming in-person CSTA-Arizona meetups have been cancelled. This includes the monthly Tucson & Maricopa meetups originally scheduled for next week.
Alternatively, we invite you to participate in our CSTA-Arizona Virtual Community Call on March 31st from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. The focus of the call will be on strategies and resources for At-Home learning. If you have resources to share or are looking for at-home resources, we hope you'll attend this call. Call-in instructions are provided below - you can attend using either a computer, tablet, or phone.
CSTA-Arizona News & Updates
New CS education courses this summer!
The course for Block-based Educational Programming Language for Educators is developed to learn the Scratch programming, and the Text-based course is for learning about Python.

CSTA At-Home Resources
With the outbreak of COVID-19, at CSTA we know that many of our members will be supporting their students remotely. Teaching CS is already difficult, and moving to a virtual environment can be challenging, so we have compiled a list of resources to help teachers support their students during this trying time. We encourage you to keep visiting this page for the most up-to-date resources:

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Code.org At-Home Resources

We are facing an incredibly challenging time with the global outbreak of COVID-19, grappling with growing concerns over health, our communities, and the economy. Safety measures have brought widespread school closures across the country.

We want to support teachers, students, and families in any way we can. Below is a set of resources to help your student learn computer science at home.

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Girls Who Code At-Home Resources
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Girls Who Code is proud to launch Girls Who Code at Home, a weekly series of resources to keep up your learning at home, and ideas on how to stay busy and—most importantly—brave.
Continue reading to see more at-home resources from Girls Who Code
NCWIT At-Home Resources

14 Computing-related Activities to Do From Home

As COVID-19 has led schools across the country to transition to at-home learning, educators, parents, and caregivers are on the lookout for accessible activities to keep kids’ minds active and engaged. Luckily, there are many ways to translate computing education from the classroom to the home setting. Below is a sampling of ways that adults — regardless of skill level — can help K-12 students continue to explore pathways to tech careers and grow computational skills. These ideas aren’t just for kids, though. Parents and educators who want to learn something new can also get in on the action! Click below to see the 14 activities you can do at home!

Upcoming Events
CSTA-Arizona Community Call - April 2020
Apr 28, 2020
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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