Arizona CSPD Week Is Going Virtual!

After hearing from our Curriculum Providers and talking with our Host Institution at Arizona State University, the CSTA-Arizona board decided to pivot Arizona CSPD Week to a virtual experience. Here's what that means:


As we've pivoted to this virtual environment, this also means that there is now more flexibility for which sessions you can attend. Some sessions have multiple offerings in the summer and some dates have shifted, giving you more choices for your summer plans

Same Opportunities with More to Come!

All of our Middle & High School providers have committed to offering virtual sessions for Arizona teachers. Additionally, our new virtual setting has allowed us to reach out to new providers & find other opportunities for Arizona teachers to attend. See below for all of our current providers & stay-tuned for updates!

Learn More At Our Community Call!

We invite teachers, counselors, administrators - any Arizona Computer Science Stakeholder to attend our virtual community call on Tuesday April 28th 4:30pm - Click Here for Zoom Meeting link and to add this event to your calendar. We're excited to hear from the following presenters who will speak to their virtual opportunities this summer.

Jason Bohrer

CSTA National Conference

Denise Hobbs

Oracle Academy


Erin Cawley

Carnegie Melon Computer Science Academy

Pauline Lake

National Center for Computer Science Education

Jared O'Leary

BootUp Professional Development

Beth Nickel

Arizona Science Center Regional Partner
CSTA-Arizona News & Updates
Free Alice Webcast
Are your students interested in learning how to program? Alice is designed for students with little or no programming experience and teaches basic Java programming concepts through developing 3-D Animations. Join Alice Project Executive Director Eric Brown for a live zoom webcast as he provides an overview of Alice as well as tips and tricks on how to engage students virtually using Alice. Eric will also be available to answer your questions on Alice. You don’t want to miss this webcast.

To learn more about Alice, or how to access other Oracle Academy resources to use in a virtual teaching environment, don’t hesitate to contact us.
PopFizz Virtual Resources
Popfizz Computer Science is a comprehensive Computer Science educational platform for grades 6-12 and online professional development provider. During this transition to online learning, we are giving educators and students the tools they need to be successful for the rest of the school year.
We’ve opened a set of free courses that are available until July 1, 2020:
  • Intro to Computer Science with Python
  • AP Computer Science A
  • Python Turtle Graphics
  • Creating 3D Artwork with Javascript
To access these full courses please complete this form:
We have also created a Resource Hub, which includes our free AP CS Exam Prep Webinar Series for educators and students.View the webinars here:
CSPD Funding available

Public Schools that offer instruction in grades 9 through 12 AND Public Schools that do not currently provide high school computer science instruction. The grant application shall prioritize awards to eligible public schools that have at least sixty percent of students enrolled who are eligible for free and reduced-priced lunches under the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Acts and are Rural schools.

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.