CSTA-Arizona Newsletter

CSPDWeek & Summer CS Opportunities

Registration Now Open for CSPDWeek 2023

CSPD Week is a 5-day event featuring different strands of high-quality CS professional development. When you register, you can select a strand according to your interests and grade level. During the week, you will be in a cohort of other teachers learning the same concepts together. Breakfast and Lunch is provided, along with a few after-hour social opportunities, allowing you to network with other CS educators at the conference.
CSTA-Arizona News & Updates
Cyber.org Summer Conference
CYBER.ORG EdCon 23 (formerly CEDF) is a national conference designed to inspire and empower cybersecurity K-12 educators, novice and expert alike. Attendees will have the opportunity to:
• Discover curriculum from CYBER.ORG with ready-to-implement lessons.
• Explore at-no-cost resources from industry experts.
• Gain firsthand knowledge from K-12 educators who teach foundational and technical cybersecurity.
Any K-12 school in Arizona that sends 3 educators to EdCon 23 will be entered in a drawing for a technology prize package worth $2500. To be eligible: each attendee from the school must attend 13 of the 15 sessions of the conference.
More information at Cyber.org/EdCon and in the attached flyer.
CSTA Virtual Summer Conference

CSTA's Annual Conference is a chance for computer science teachers to come together to find strength in their local community through networking events, engage with PD they actually want to attend, and to identify ways to impact students and teachers outside your classroom. 

Our three-day virtual conference has over 150 sessions of education to broaden your knowledge of computer science education, inspirational keynotes and sessions to reinvigorate your passion for teaching, and countless moments of fun and connection along the way. If you are looking for new and exciting ways to engage with your students in your classroom, you don't want to miss out on this great experience. 

Click here to learn more and RSVP

Four Corners Conference
In partnership with Google, Natives in Tech, AISES, CSTA, Indigitize CS, CS Alliance, and AZ, NM, UT, and CO State Departments of Education, we are looking forward to see you at our first “Four Corners CS Convening - Connecting CS with Culture and Language”. We will focus on computer science education for Native American students K-12. We invite educators and administrators that work directly with Native American students and will share ideas and support for expanding computer science education.

Please see the save the date flyer attached and complete the interest form to receive more information when registration opens. 

Registration, food, and lodging costs will be covered. 


Additional CS Opportunities in Arizona
February Maricopa Meetup
Arizona Science Center - CREATE Room
Feb 27, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CSTA-Arizona Tucson Meet-Up - March 2023
U of A CS Department - Gould Simpson Building Room 906
Mar 09, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
March Maricopa Meetup
Arizona Science Center - CREATE Room
Mar 20, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
4th Quarter Scratch Meetup
CREATE at Arizona Science Center
Mar 25, 2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CSTA-Arizona Tucson Meet-Up - April 2023
U of A CS Department - Gould Simpson Building Room 906
Apr 13, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
April Maricopa Meetup
Arizona Science Center - CREATE Room
Apr 24, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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