Welcome Back to School! CSTA Iowa wishes you and your students a happy and healthy school year!

We've got lots of great learning events in the works for the 2021-22 year! Stay tuned for more information this fall. Here's the TL;DR newsletter highlights:
  1. CSTA Iowa + ITEC Partnership 🎉 Submit sessions to be part of the first dedicated CS room @ ITEC 2021!
  2. Like FREE PD? We have scholarships for CSTA's Fall Summit!
  3. SAVE THE DATE 🗓 for our Virtual Chapter Meetings this year.
  4. Mostly FREE Cybersecurity Resources from Kyle Kuhlers
Got a few minutes? Keep reading! There's lots of good stuff, we promise!
ITEC + CSTA Iowa Partnership & Call for CS Sessions
CSTA Iowa is proud to announce our partnership with ITEC! We'll be hosting a room dedicated to Computer Science Sessions at the Fall ITEC Conference October 11 & 12, 2021. Help us by sharing your CS Classroom story during a general session at the conference! Submit your sessions here by September 1st and be sure to tag them with the Computer Science label!
CSTA Fall Summit - Scholarships Available!
We have free scholarships to participate in the fall virtual summit, Cultivating Communities of Learners on Saturday, September 18th! Interested members have 2 QUICK tasks to be eligible for a scholarship.
Save the Date - Virtual Chapter Meetings
We've got BIG PLANS for chapter meetings, events, and learning for the 2021-22 school year! First up - save the dates for our Virtual Chapter Meetings on Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00p on Zoom all year!
We're STILL looking for leaders like YOU!
We're still 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 as soon as possible!
Future Ready Iowa Summit Features CS Sessions
The 2021 Future Ready Iowa Summit: Transforming Education for the Workforce being held September 16th at the Science Center of Iowa will feature sessions highlighting Computer Science education efforts from across the state!

CSTA Iowa September Virtual Chapter Meeting - CS for ALL Iowans
Virtual Webinar
Sep 16, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ITEC Fall 2021 Conference - CSTA Iowa CS Sponsored Room!
Iowa Events Center
Oct 11, 2021 - Oct 12, 2021
View entire list

Cybersecurity Resources - mostly FREE!
Have you ever thought about adding a Cybersecurity introductory course? Here are some teaching & curriculum resources to check out, most are FREE! Checkout Kyle Kuhler's curated list of resources.
CSTA Iowa Spotlight on Wendy Bailey
This month CSTA Iowa shines a spotlight on Wendy Bailey. Wendy is a Computer Science Integration Coach for Fort Madison Community School District.
A warm welcome to our new members this month! 
  • Megan Backman - Storm Lake Schools
  • Bridget Castelluccio - Grant Wood AEA
  • Pam Hayes - Fort Madison Schools
  • Liz Foelske - Janesville Schools
  • Jennifer Hand - Centerville Schools
  • Gina Miller - Belle Plaine Schools
  • Liesl Yunek - Iowa Valley Community Schools
  • Emily DeGroot - Anamosa Schools
  • Barbara Peshkin - Concord Public Schools (MA)
  • Claudia Greenwell - BrainCo (Vendor)
  • Chris Niemeyer - Amazon (Vendor)

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