CSTA-Arizona Newsletter

October 2023
CSTA-Arizona News & Updates
Attend a CSTA-Arizona Meetup!
CSTA-Arizona meetups have started again for the 2023-2024 school year! Check our events page to see the full schedule, or register for one of the events coming soon!
We've also added several partner events and virtual events to our CSTA-Arizona events page. Check out all of the ways to get connected to CS Education in Arizona and expand your own CS knowledge!
Micro:bit Training - Equip Your Genius
The University of Arizona Data Sciences Academy, in partnership with CSTA-Arizona, is excited to announce the Equip Your Genius: Parallax Training in Micro:bit event happening Sunday, December 3rd starting at 11am. We will convene at the University of Arizona main campus.
This event is primarily for K-14 classroom teachers of any discipline. We will focus on how to use the micro:bit device - a small physical device with buttons and an grid of LEDs - in a variety of contexts and subject areas. You do not need to already have a device to participate.
Please register by November 19th to secure your spot! Click here to learn more and register!
Workshop for Native Elementary Teachers
Are you a Native American teacher who works with Native American students? Interested in learning about how to introduce your students to computer science?
Join us for a workshop for 3rd-5th grade teachers. You will join teachers from Flagstaff Unified School District in a knowledge exchange aimed at enhancing and creating computer science curriculum that is culturally responsive to Native American students. At the end of the workshop series, you will have developed a 30-60 minute computer science  lesson for your students that is aligned with CSTA learning standards for grades 3-5. Participants will receive a complimentary CSTA+ membership and a stipend!
Start a Girls Who Code Club!

Inspire Coders of Tomorrow with Free Clubs Today. Girls Who Code Clubs for 3rd -12th graders:

  • Are completely free for students and schools.
  • Are split into two models, a book club model with computational thinking concepts for 3rd-5th graders and a coding club model for 6th-12th graders.
  • Are Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards-aligned.
  • Do NOT require any prior coding experience by the students or the facilitator.
  • Create a girls-supportive environment that welcomes students of any gender.
  • Provide a flexible curriculum with training and resources from our team.

Clubs really helped create a special place for my members to gain confidence and explore a new skill in a safe and supportive environment.  - Soni B., Clubs Facilitator

Sign up today: HQ | Sign up (girlswhocode.com)

Additional CS Opportunities in Arizona
Maricopa Meetup - September 2023
Fate Brewery Company - Phoenix
Sep 27, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM UTC-07:00
Cybersafe: Teaching Cybersecurity with Minecraft Education
Oct 05, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM UTC-07:00
CSTA-Arizona Tucson Meet-Up - October 2023
U of A CS Department - Gould Simpson Building Room 701
Oct 05, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ScratchED Meetup - October 2023
Harmon Library - Meeting Room
Oct 07, 2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC-07:00
Impacts of Computing Summit 2023
Oct 14, 2023
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Strategies for Teaching Identity Inclusive Computing
Oct 19, 2023 6:00 PM
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