We appreciate you, $NICK_NAME$, in May & all year! 

We know you're busy, so here's the TL;DR newsletter highlights:
  1. Free CS PD for MS & HS teachers available with stipends 💰!
  2. Resources from the 15 CS sessions at ITEC in April!
  3. Don't miss NewBoCo's Creating a Spark for AI PD in June!
Got a few minutes? Keep reading! There's lots of good stuff, we promise!
Time Sensitive Free CS PD Opportunities for MS & HS Educators
The statewide AEA CS grant team has a limited number of PD spots open for MS & HS teachers on a first come first serve basis for CS Principles, CS Discoveries, and the Online CS Standards Modules. Teacher stipends are included as well as registration costs. ⚠️ Email Corey Rogers at crogers@gwaea.org and include teacher name & email address, the program(s) they are interested in, and their AEA as soon as possible. Registration information will be sent out as soon as seats are confirmed.
ITEC 2021 CS Session Resources
Looking for some ideas and inspiration for your CS classroom? There were 15 CS related sessions at ITEC's 2021 Spring Conference in April this year! Check out our resource sharing document to access all the session resources.
UNI Online CS Endorsement Program begins June 2021
UNI will be starting their third K-12 Computer Science Endorsement cohort program with an online program this June 2021. Contact CSTA Iowa member & UNI Professor Ben Schafer at ben.schafer@uni.edu or visit distance.uni.edu/computer-science for more information.
Accessible Computer Science: Teacher to Teacher Webinar Series
AccessCSforAll is pleased to announce a series of four webinars coming up this spring called “Accessible Computer Science: Teacher to Teacher,” funded by the Infosys Foundation USA. You can find registration links to the three remaining webinars on the CSTA Iowa Events page.

CSAwesome PD & Scholarships
Apr 12, 2021 - Jun 14, 2021
Teaching CS to Students with Learning Disabilities
Virtual Webinar
May 11, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Infosys Summer Pathfinders
Virtual Conference
May 14, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2021 Iowa Technology Summit
Virtual Conference
May 24, 2021 - May 25, 2021
UNI Online CS Endorsement Program Starts June 2021
Virtual Endorsement Coursework
Jun 01, 2021
Creating a Spark for Artificial Intelligence in Iowa
Virtual Webinar Series
Jun 08, 2021 7:00 PM
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Scratch Week Event & Resources
This year, Scratch Day is being transformed into Scratch Week: a global, virtual celebration of Scratch! You and your students are invited to imagine, create, and share along in the Scratch online community during the week of May 17–23, 2021. Share your experience on social media with the hashtags #ScratchWeek & #CSforIA!
CSTA Iowa Spotlight on Dan Carver
This month CSTA Iowa shines a spotlight on Dan Carver. Dan is the K-5 Computer Science teacher at Carlisle Elementary at Carlisle Community Schools.
A warm welcome to our new members this month! 
  • Troy Staudt - Gilbert Community Schools
  • Ashley Perrizo - Dallas Center-Grimes Schools
  • Deanna Armstrong - Anamosa Schools

Please help grow our CS community & resources. Complete one of the surveys linked below!

CSTA Iowa Leadership Interest & Roles
CS Resource Share
Member Spotlight Form
CSTA Iowa supports and connects educators across Iowa with teaching Computer Science.
Please contact any member of the CSTA Iowa Leadership team with questions, concerns, and ideas!
Digital Learning Consultant 
Grant Wood AEA
Iowa City
Vice President
Web & Mobile Instructor
Waterloo Career Center/Hawkeye CC
7-12 Science & CS Teacher
North Mahaska Jr/Sr High
Calculus, PreCalculus, CSP, CSA, Statistics Teacher
MOC-Floyd Valley High School
Past President
Environmental Science, AP CS, AP Research
Central Academy
Des Moines
Community Partner
Director K-12 Education
Cedar Rapids
Advocacy Agent
Computer Science Consultant
Iowa Department of Education