We made it to June! ☀️ ⛱   

Whether you're already enjoying the start of summer or in the home stretch, we hope you get some much needed and well deserved R&R soon! Here's the TL;DR newsletter highlights:
  1. Last Chance! Free CS PD for MS & HS teachers available with stipends 💰register by June 11th!
  2. Virtual Data Science Externship Opportunity for CS & Business Teachers through Iowa STEM.
  3. Are you attending CSTA's 2021 Virtual Conference in July? Look for Iowa specific opportunities to collaborate and network in our July Newsletter!
  4. Don't miss NewBoCo's Creating a Spark for AI PD in June and Agile Toolkits for HS Projects in August!
Got a few minutes? Keep reading! There's lots of good stuff, we promise!
We're looking for leaders like YOU!
We're looking to grow our CSTA Iowa Leadership Team for the 2021-22 year! Please let us know if you'd like to serve as a Regional CS Champion or as a Communication Leader by completing this short survey before the end of June 2021.
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Virtual Data Science Summer Externship Opportunity
 
Interested in a Virtual Data Science Summer Externship opportunity? VMware is seeking business and/or computer science teachers to work on analytical problems and to run project management for analytical teams. These two teachers will work with the Head of Data Analytics & Insights, Seema Singhal. Teachers will be remote--work from home, during the externship. Interested educators should follow this link to apply. Contact Meghan (Reynolds) Lang at reynolds@iowastem.gov with questions.
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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.
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Creating a Spark for Artificial Intelligence in Iowa
Virtual Webinar Series
Jun 08, 2021 7:00 PM
 
Teaching CS to Neurodiverse Students
Virtual Webinar
Jun 16, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Cyber.org's Virtual Cyber Education Discovery Forum
Virtual Conference
Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 23, 2021
 
AutoAuto FREE Python & AI Summer Learning Series
Virtual Webinar Series
Jun 24, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Agile Toolkits for High School Projects
Virtual Webinar
Aug 12, 2021
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
View entire list

CSTA Standards for CS Teachers
Did you know that CSTA has Standards for CS Teachers? Check out all the amazing resources designed to provide clear guidance around effective and equitable CS instruction in support of rigorous CS education for all K-12 students including a self-assessment checklist for K-12 CS educators, recommendations for K-12 administrators including a look-for tool & coaching toolkit, guidance & rubrics for PD providers, and resources for Schools of Education to create robust CS programs.
CSTA Iowa Spotlight on Rob Cunningham
 
This month CSTA Iowa shines a spotlight on Rob Cunningham. Rob teaches computer science at Spirit Lake High School at Spirit Lake Community Schools.
A warm welcome to our new members this month! 
  • Kristina Greenfield - Boone Schools
  • James Noord - North Scott 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!
President
Digital Learning Consultant 
Grant Wood AEA
Iowa City
Vice President
Web & Mobile Instructor
Waterloo Career Center/Hawkeye CC
Urbana
Secretary
7-12 Science & CS Teacher
North Mahaska Jr/Sr High
Treasurer
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
NewBoCo
Cedar Rapids
Advocacy Agent
Computer Science Consultant
Iowa Department of Education
CSTA Iowa
iowa@csteachers.org