CSTA-Arizona Newsletter

March 2022
Summer PD Strands Available!
Arizona CSPDWeek is returning June 20th-24th, sponsored by Infosys Foundation USA. We've released more information out our summer offerings, such as:
- CS in Elementary Classrooms for K-5 Educators
Integrating Computing through Robotics in partnership with the STEMAZing Project
Physical Computing and Game-Based Learning in partnership with Microsoft MakeCode
AP Computer Science A in partnership with Code.org
Data Science in partnership with Bootstrap and the U of A Data Science Academy
...and several more! Registration opens March 14th - click below to learn more and preview each strand.
CSTA-Arizona News & Updates
Free Python+Robotics PD
Learn hands-on how to write Python code to control your very own CodeBot robot. AND you'll go in-depth with amazing resources that help you bring this real-world programming language to your classroom. You get to take home your very own CodeBot with license and curriculum. Click below to learn more, or click here to register.
Who: Public Middle and High School Compsci, STEM & Engineering teachers, technology coaches & coordinators, Robotics leaders & coaches 
When: Monday, March 14, 2022 Time : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm MST 
Where: Infosys Ltd Phoenix Tech and Innovation Center 777 S Novus Pl. Suite 400 & 500, Tempe AZ 85281
Cost: FREE – PARKING and LUNCH included 
EdSci Data Science Fellowship
The UArizona Educators in Data Science (EDSci) Fellowship (1) supports Arizona middle and high school educators across all disciplines in their effort to bring real-world data science learning experiences into their classroom, and (2) promotes efforts to create a more diverse data science field through inclusive recruitment, retention, and teaching and learning strategies. This fellowship is open to educators of all disciplines, and includes professional development and a stiped for participating. Click here for more information.
Tucson Meetups!
Join the CSTA-Arizona and U of A Computer Science department for an afternoon on the Transplant outdoor patio. Bring your favorite book or magazine that's influenced your teaching or is full of student project ideas! Pizza and appetizers on us! Click here to RSVP.
These meetups occur monthly every second Thursday of the month!
AZCyber Summer Bootcamp for Students
The AZ Cyber Initiative’s Cyber Bootcamps are designed to identify and prepare the next generation of cybersecurity leaders in Arizona. Each session provides one-week introductory course for rising 10th-12th grade high school students interested in pursuing a career in a cybersecurity-related field. Several bootcamps are being run around Arizona throughout the month of June.
Arizona Science and Engineering Fairs
Arizona Science Center oversees the state-level Science and Engineering Fair. AzSEF brings together first-place winners from school, homeschool, district, county, and regional science fairs across Arizona to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships. AzSEF is scheduled for March 28 - April 2, 2022. The fair is being held virtually again this year as we continue to maneuver through the pandemic. We are currently seeking judges for all divisions, but are in particular need of judges at the senior division level. Click here to view a flyer about judging opportunities
Upcoming Events
CSTA-Arizona Tucson Meet-Up - March 2022
Transplant Pizza
Mar 10, 2022
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Python+Robotics with FiriaLabs
Infosys Ltd Phoenix Tech and Innovation Center
Mar 14, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Equitable CS Practices
Mar 14, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshop
Arizona Science Center
Mar 19, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CSTA-Arizona Community Call - April 2022
Apr 05, 2022
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshop
Apr 09, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CSTA-Arizona Community Call - May 2022
May 03, 2022
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
CSTA-Arizona Community Call - June 2022
Jun 07, 2022
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
View entire list