CSTA-Arizona Newsletter

Upcoming News and Events
Phoenix Meetup Next Week!
Join us on Monday 8/22 from 5pm-6:30pm at the Arizona Science Center for our back-to-school CSTA-Arizona Phoenix meet-up. Our meetups are guided by your interest, curiosity, and love of teaching CS. We meet for camaraderie and to build community.  We are open to elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
August Community Call Recording
Miss our last CSTA-Arizona Community Call? We've got it recorded! Click below to watch the recording. The agenda was:
  • CSPDWeek Summary
  • Online CS Professional Development through CSTA+ and InfoSys
  • CSTA-Arizona Board Elections
  • STEAM and Computer Science Resources w/ SAM Labs
  • Competitive high school robotics / VEX Robotics
Our next call is September 6th - click here to learn more and RSVP
CSTA-Arizona News & Updates
Upcoming PD - K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org
Do you want to bring computer science to your classroom, but don’t have any experience?  CS Fundamentals is right for you! Designed to be fun and engaging, Code.org’s progression of Computer Science Fundamentals courses blend online and "unplugged" non-computer activities to teach students computational thinking, problem solving, programming concepts and digital citizenship. Workshops held at Arizona Science Center AND at your school or district.
We will come to your school or district to train educators FREE of charge with a minimum of 10 participants. Contact Beth Nickel at nickelb@azscience.org with questions or to schedule. 
Click below to learn more about upcoming workshops and register!
Upcoming PD Opportunities through Arizona Dept of Education
We are excited to offer computer science and educational technology professional development opportunities this fall to support implementation of these standards! There will be multiple dates offered for each of the below webinars. (More dates to come!)
Click below for more details about these PD opportunities
CoderDojo Tucson Virtual Meetings
CoderDojo Tucson is a local dojo of the CoderDojo Foundation. Open to anyone 8-18, CoderDojo invites young people to explore their interests using technology, with support from mentors. Our meetings are held virtually every Wednesday from 4-6pm MST.

This year we plan to explore everything from using micro:bits for the UN Sustainable Development Goals to programming games for the Raspberry Pi Pico using Circuit Python or C.

Questions? Contact Dan Stormont (tucson.us@coderdojo.com)

PD Opportunity - Imagine Robotify
Imagine Learning will be presenting COMPLEMENTARY professional development "Getting Started with Imagine Robotify" for teachers who teach 3rd through 8th Grade students.
[Sponsored] Back to School Deal for SAM Labs
SAM Labs is a one-of-a-kind K-8 STEAM education and coding resource. SAM Labs edtech solutions include innovative coding software, easy-to-use Bluetooth-connected hardware, a suite of standards-aligned lessons, and unlimited guidance and support. From kindergarten, through elementary school and into middle school, SAM Labs is a great choice for teachers and students.
For more information, contact katie.sandfort@samlabs.com / SAM Labs
Upcoming Events
CSTA-Arizona Board Election Info Session
Aug 15, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
August Maricopa Meetup
Arizona Science Center - CREATE Room
Aug 22, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CSTA-Arizona Community Call - September 2022
Sep 06, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Webinar: K-5 Computer Science Standards Integration
Sep 08, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshop
Arizona Science Center
Sep 10, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CSTA-Arizona Board Election Info Session
Sep 12, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Webinar: Effectively Implementing the 6-8 Computer Science Standards
Sep 15, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
September Maricopa Meetup
Arizona Science Center - CREATE Room
Sep 19, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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