CSTA-Arizona Newsletter

July 2022
Thank you to everyone who attended CSPDWeek 2022 this summer in Phoenix! See below for more information about this event!
Virtual Community Calls
CSTA-Arizona hosts monthly virtual community calls for computer science educators and broader stakeholders in Arizona. These are a great chance to hear about events or opportunities happening in Arizona, and connect with other educators in your area!
Attend Regional Meetups!
We'll be restarting regional in-person meetups this year to build community with CS educators in your area and offer professional development experiences.
Tucson: Be on the lookout for more information about continuing our meetups in collaboration with the U of A CS Department
Phoenix: We're looking to restart CSTA-AZ Meetups! Please complete this quick survey so we can get a sense of what dates and times work well for ongoing meetups in the Phoenix area
Northern Arizona: We're looking for someone to help organize meetups in Northern Arizona! CSTA-Arizona can help provide food swag for meetups, but we're still looking for a place and a contact person to help organize meetups. If you're interested in helping with this, please reach out to cstarizona@gmail.com!
CSTA-Arizona News & Updates
Arizona CSPDWeek Wrap-Up
Thank you to everyone who attended Arizona CSPDWeek from June 20th-24th at Xavier College Prep! We had over 100 educators who attended 7 strands of professional development! Click here to watch a video highlighting the event, and click below to read more about this incredible event!
Central Region Meetup Survey
We're looking to restart in-person meetups in the Phoenix area! If you are a teacher in the Phoenix area, please let us know your preferences for when you would like to meet and which topics to discuss!

Click here to access the survey

New CSTA+ Online Courses

We are excited to share a new CSTA+ member benefit: free and exclusive access to our online PD course pilot program! 

Infosys Pathfinders Online Institute
The Infosys Foundation USA offers free online professional development through their Pathfinders Online Institute. These professional development hours can be counted towards the Arizona Computer Science Endorsement. They include PD from Tynker, CSAwesome, Wix Web Development; they include courses like Introduction to Computational Thinking and Storytelling through Coding.
Upcoming Events
CSTA-Arizona Community Call - August 2022
Aug 02, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CSTA-Arizona Community Call - September 2022
Sep 06, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CSTA-Arizona Community Call - October 2022
Oct 04, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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