CSTA-Arizona Newsletter

CSTA-Arizona News & Updates
Community Calls
Thank you to everyone who attended our January community call! A recording of the call and the slides are available here!
Our next community call is February 1st, 2022. The agenda is:
  • Introductions and CSPD Week Updates
  • Virtual Networking - Get to know other educators across Arizona!
  • Hands-On Exploration: Cyberstart America
  • Call for Presenters for Future Meetings
Student Hackathon!
Do your students like using code to develop solutions to problems in their community or even around the world? Then encourage them to sign up for the Ready. Set. Code! Hackathon this weekend! Registration is available at https://bit.ly/hackathonreadysetcode
Tucson Meetup with U of A CS Department
Join CSTA-Arizona and the University of Arizona CS Department for an afternoon of pizza on us! Join us on the outdoor patio at Transplant Pizza from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Meet other CS Educators in Tucson and learn about CS opportunities in Tucson! Click here to RSVP!
CSforEL Professional Development Program
The CSforEL Project is a new 4-year research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, designed to attract, retain, and engage English learners (EL) in AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) throughout Arizona, New Mexico, San Diego County, and Orange County.

CSforEL Benefits for Participating Districts

Participating districts and schools will receive:
  • Increased enrollment of English learners in AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP)
  • Increased number of qualifying scores by English learners in AP CSP
  • 40+ hours of professional development over the summer and throughout the school year per cohort
  • 10+ hours of professional development over the summer for at least one principal and counselor per participating school  
Upcoming Events
CSTA-Arizona Community Call - February 2022
Feb 01, 2022
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
CSTA Engage
Feb 03, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CSTA-Arizona Tucson Meet-Up - February 2022
Transplant Pizza
Feb 10, 2022
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshop
Arizona Science Center
Feb 11, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CS Across the Curriculum Summit
Feb 12, 2022
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Empowering Sisterhood in CS
Feb 23, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CSTA-Arizona Community Call - March 2022
Mar 01, 2022
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Equitable CS Practices
Mar 14, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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