Hoppy April, $NICK_NAME$! 

We know you're busy, so here's the TL;DR newsletter highlights:
  1. CSTA Iowa's April Virtual Meeting & Social Hour is April 13th @ 7p. We'll share ITEC highlights & resources and enjoy some social time together!
  2. Enjoy 15 CS sessions at ITEC's Virtual Conference April 10 - 16th!
  3. Last chance to apply for CSTA 2021 Virtual Conference scholarships by April 30th!
Got a few minutes? Keep reading! There's lots of good stuff, we promise!

CSTA Iowa Bylaw Amendment Vote Results 🗳

Thank you to the 46 members to voted to approved our bylaws! 

Our new and approved bylaws now include language necessary for us to be included in CSTA's national non-profit group exemption status. This change allows us to open a 💰 bank account and 💵 receive grant funds for future professional development opportunities for our members!

You can view our bylaws here.
CS Sessions at ITEC next week!
Looking for some ideas and inspiration for your CS classroom? There are 15 CS related sessions at ITEC's 2021 Spring Conference will be April 10 - 16th this year! It's not too late to sign up for access to both pre-recorded and live sessions!
LAST CHANCE! CSTA 2021 Virtual Conference Scholarships
Want to learn and network with CS teachers from across the world? Not sure how you can afford the registration fee? No fear! 2021 CSTA Conference scholarship funding is available.
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.

Python for Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Virtual Conference
Apr 08, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021
2021 ITEC Spring Conference
Apr 10, 2021 12:00 PM -
Apr 16, 2021 4:00 PM
CSTA Iowa April Virtual Member Meeting & Social Hour
Apr 13, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
View entire list

CS Scheduling & Pathways Teacher Panels
Last October, we hosted three scheduling & pathways panels for elementary, middle school, and high school teachers. Each panel included amazing computer science educators from across Iowa that shared how they are building CS programs in their buildings/districts as well as some tips and tricks! Check out our breakout room recordings.
CSTA Iowa Spotlight on Mary Hunt
This month CSTA Iowa shines a spotlight on Mary Hunt. Mary is High School Computer Science & Networking teacher at the Career Center in Sioux City Community Schools.
A warm welcome to our new members this month! 
  • Angela Dvorak - Heartland AEA
  • Michael Dorland - Mississippi Valley School District
  • Janelle Thompson - Heartland AEA
  • Diane Royer - Heartland AEA
  • Amy Wichman - Heartland AEA
  • Nicole DeGidio - Clayton Ridge Schools
  • Julie Hansel - Clayton Ridge Schools
  • Michelle Fassbinder - Clayton Ridge Schools
  • Ryan Burger - Perry Community School District

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