CSTA-Arizona Newsletter

Summer 2023
CSTA-Arizona News & Updates
CSPDWeek is Coming!
Arizona CSPDWeek is coming the week of June 19th! We're excited to gather over 100 Arizona CS Educators at Xavier College Prep for a week of computer science professional development and community building.
There's still time to register, especially for our micro:bit and Robotics sessions. Click here to learn more before registration closes!
Job Opening: Xavier College Prep
Xavier College Prep is hiring a computer science teacher! Know someone interested in teaching Computer Science in the Phoenix area? Encourage them to apply with Xavier College Prep at this link.
2023 CS Teaching Excellence Winners
CSTA and Infosys Foundation USA are proud to announce the winners of the 2023 CSTA/Infosys Foundation USA CS Teaching Excellence Awards. These winners demonstrate their excellent work inspiring students to explore the computer science field; effectively engage students in learning rigorous, standards-aligned, computer science content; and a focus on broadening participation of underrepresented students in computing. Click here to view the National winners. In addition to these national winners, there are also two Arizona winners. 

Congratulations to Kim Alvin De Lara and Tyrone Joe as our Arizona winners!

If you see them during CSPDWeek, tell them congratulations!
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. 


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