District CS Requirements, Funding, & Supports Corey Rogers 2021-09-18 05:00:00Z 0 funding,pd,requirements,statewide aea cs team
September 2021 Resource Highlight - CSTA Iowa YouTube Channel Corey Rogers 2021-09-18 05:00:00Z 0 Resource,chapter meeting,pd,youtube

Student Event: American Computer Science League

story-thumbnail
American Computer Science League (ACSL) organizes team computer programming and computer science contests for K-12 schools, organizations and local groups, led by an adult advisor. The 2021-2022 school year will be their 44th year of continuous operation! Last year, over 500 teams in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia participated.
Student Event: American Computer Science League Corey Rogers 2021-09-17 05:00:00Z 0 competition,student event
Student Event: Devs Do Good Hackathon Corey Rogers 2021-09-17 05:00:00Z 0 hackathon,stem,student event
Student Event: Go Further ISU STEM Conference Corey Rogers 2021-09-17 05:00:00Z 0 stem,student event
Iowa STEM Teacher Awards Nominations Corey Rogers 2021-09-17 05:00:00Z 0 award,stem,teacher
September 2021 Member Spotlight - Alex Halverson Corey Rogers 2021-09-11 05:00:00Z 0 Iowa,community,member
CS License Renewal Credit Available for CSTA Iowa & CSTA Events 2021-09-07 05:00:00Z 0 course,license renewal,virtual learning,virtual summit

ITEC + CSTA Iowa Partnership & Call for CS Sessions

story-thumbnail
UPDATED 9/15/2021 - ITEC has been postponed until April 13th & 14th, 2022. Stay tuned for information about our partnership in early 2022!
 
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. 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!
ITEC + CSTA Iowa Partnership & Call for CS Sessions Corey Rogers 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 0 Conference,itec,partnership
Save the Date - Virtual Chapter Meetings Corey Rogers 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 0 chapter meeting,virtual learning
We're STILL looking for leaders like YOU! 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 0 csta iowa,leadership
August 2021 Resource Highlight - Cybersecurity Resources Kyle Kuhlers 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 0 Resource,cybersecurity
CSTA Fall Summit - Scholarships Available! Samantha Dahlby 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0 csta iowa,scholarships,virtual summit
Future Ready Iowa Summit Features CS Sessions Corey Rogers 2021-08-16 05:00:00Z 0 stem,summit
August 2021 Member Spotlight - Wendy Bailey Corey Rogers 2021-07-06 05:00:00Z 0 Iowa,community,member
CSTA 2021 Virtual Conference is almost here! Corey Rogers 2021-07-06 05:00:00Z 0 Conference,Iowa,news
July 2021 Resource Highlight Corey Rogers 2021-07-06 05:00:00Z 0 Conference,Resource,csta,itec
July 2021 Member Spotlight - Corey Rogers Corey Rogers 2021-07-06 05:00:00Z 0 Iowa,community,member
We're looking for leaders like YOU! 2021-06-02 05:00:00Z 0 csta iowa,leadership

June 2021 Resource Highlight

story-thumbnail

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.

June 2021 Resource Highlight Corey Rogers 2021-06-02 05:00:00Z 0 Elementary,high school,middle school,professional development,standards
June 2021 Member Spotlight - Rob Cunningham Corey Rogers 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 1 Iowa,community,member

Virtual Data Science Summer Externship Opportunity

story-thumbnail
 
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.
Virtual Data Science Summer Externship Opportunity Corey Rogers 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0 data & analysis,data science,externship,stem
ITEC 2021 CS Session Resources 2021-05-06 05:00:00Z 0 itec,presentations
May 2021 Resource Highlight Corey Rogers 2021-05-06 05:00:00Z 0 Elementary,Scratch,high school,middle school

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.
Time Sensitive Free CS PD Opportunities for MS & HS Educators 2021-05-06 05:00:00Z 0 grant,professional development
May 2021 Member Spotlight - Dan Carver Corey Rogers 2021-05-06 05:00:00Z 0 Iowa,community,member

CS Sessions at ITEC next week!

story-thumbnail
Looking for some ideas and inspiration for your CS classroom? There are 15 CS related sessions at ITEC's 2021 Spring Conference April 10 - 16th this year! It's not too late to sign up for access to both pre-recorded and live sessions!
CS Sessions at ITEC next week! 2021-04-08 05:00:00Z 0 itec,presentations
April 2021 Resource Highlight Corey Rogers 2021-04-08 05:00:00Z 0 Elementary,high school,middle school,pathways,schedules
April 2021 Member Spotlight - Mary Hunt Corey Rogers 2021-04-07 05:00:00Z 1 Iowa,community,member
Accessible Computer Science: Teacher to Teacher Webinar Series 2021-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
UNI Online CS Endorsement Program begins June 2021 Corey Rogers 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0 UNI,endorsement,professional development
Iowa CS Requirements & timelines & supports, oh my! Corey Rogers 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0 aea,professional development,requirements
March 2021 Resource Highlight Corey Rogers 2021-02-04 06:00:00Z 0 Elementary,Scratch,high school,micro:bit,middle school,ncwit
March 2021 Member Spotlight - Erin Chute Corey Rogers 2021-02-04 06:00:00Z 0 Iowa,community,member

Share your CS Story at ITEC in April!

story-thumbnail
We KNOW you're doing amazing things with Computer Science in your classroom! Why not collaborate and share with educators at ITEC's 2021 Spring Conference will be April 10 - 16th this year?! 
Share your CS Story at ITEC in April! 2021-02-04 06:00:00Z 0
February 2021 Member Spotlight - Marisa Dahl Corey Rogers 2021-02-04 06:00:00Z 0 Iowa,community,member
February 2021 Elementary Resource Highlight Corey Rogers 2021-02-04 06:00:00Z 0 Elementary,artificial Intelligence
You can get FREE CS Teaching Resources! 2021-02-04 06:00:00Z 0 bee-bots,code joy,microbit,stem scale-ups,vex robotics

Exciting Updates to CS First! Action Required

story-thumbnail
Google's CS First can now be synced with Google Classroom and students can use their G Suite for Education accounts to sign in. This change requires district Google Admin to turn on the service in the Admin Console by February 16th for continued access and teachers to collect parental consent to use CS First.
Exciting Updates to CS First! Action Required Corey Rogers 2021-02-03 06:00:00Z 0 CS first,Google
Update CSTA Profile Picture & Professional Role 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0 csta,membership

CSTA CS Teaching Excellence Award

story-thumbnail

The CS Teaching Excellence Awards are designed to recognize outstanding teaching by K–12 computer science teachers. Winners excel in inspiring students to explore the computer science field, engaging students in learning rigorous standards-aligned computer science content, and broadening the participation of underrepresented students in computing. CSTA will select at least three K-5 CS teachers and three 6-8 teachers of the ten national winners. These awards were made possible by a grant from Infosys Foundation USA. Applications are due February 8, 2021.

CSTA CS Teaching Excellence Award Corey Rogers 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0 awards,teacher
Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Awards Corey Rogers 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0 award,teacher

Artificial Intelligence Speaker Series for High School Students

story-thumbnail
The Try AI Speaker Series will provide students the opportunity to learn about the career journey of leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) professionals and explore their own AI ideas and questions. Each event will be limited to 20 students to ensure we can have meaningful discussion. This program is open to 10th - 12th graders and first and second year undergraduate students.
Artificial Intelligence Speaker Series for High School Students Corey Rogers 2021-01-25 06:00:00Z 0 artificial Intelligence,student,virtual learning
January 2021 Member Spotlight - J. Philip East Corey Rogers 2021-01-11 06:00:00Z 0 Iowa,community,member

Opportunity to Learn & Grow CS Equity Together - Please Complete Our Interest Survey 

story-thumbnail
The Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance in collaboration with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is calling for applications for a new grant program to support projects that focus on equity in K-12 computer science education. CSTA Iowa needs your input so we can submit an application that meets the needs and interests of our members.
Opportunity to Learn & Grow CS Equity Together - Please Complete Our Interest Survey Corey Rogers 2020-12-06 06:00:00Z 0 gecko grant,professional development
2021 Member Meetings - We're trying something new! Corey Rogers 2020-12-06 06:00:00Z 0 meetings,member,professional development

Happy CS Ed Week!

story-thumbnail
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual call to action to inspire K–12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. Celebrate with an hour of code from December 7th - 13th, 2020! Be sure to share your events on social media with the hashtags #CSforIA, #CSEdWeek, and #HourOfCode!
Happy CS Ed Week! Corey Rogers 2020-12-06 06:00:00Z 0 csedweek,hour of code
CSTA's Future of CS Summit Corey Rogers 2020-12-06 06:00:00Z 0 professional development,summit
December 2020 Member Spotlight - Briana Goodenbour Corey Rogers 2020-12-02 06:00:00Z 0 Iowa,community,member
CSTA 2019-2020 Annual Report Available Corey Rogers 2020-11-11 06:00:00Z 0 csta
Self-paced Computer Science Standards Courses Now Available Corey Rogers 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0 professional development,standards
CS Ed Week & Hour of Code is Almost Here! Corey Rogers 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Updated Virtual Teaching Resources Page Corey Rogers 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
CSTA 2021 is Going Virtual & You Should Present! Corey Rogers 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0 Conference,csta,proposal
November 2020 Member Spotlight - Rachella Dravis Corey Rogers 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0 Iowa,community,member
Iowa High School Tech Summit Corey Rogers 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0 high school,student
2020 State of CS in Iowa Corey Rogers 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0 Iowa,access,csta
2020-21 Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund (CSPDIF) is Open! Applications due 11/9/2020 Corey Rogers 2020-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
October 2020 Member Spotlight - Wren Hoffman Corey Rogers 2020-10-12 05:00:00Z 0 Iowa,community,member
CSTA Virtual Teaching Summit Recap Corey Rogers 2020-10-11 05:00:00Z 0 Iowa,news,virtual summit
Just in Time CS Learning 2020-09-01 05:00:00Z 0 Resource,professional development,virtual summit
August 2020 - Secondary Resource Highlight Rogers, Corey 2020-08-03 05:00:00Z 0 Elementary,Scratch,creative computing curriculum
CSTA Iowa Website is LIVE! Corey Rogers 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Governor Reynolds signs CS Legislation June 2020 Corey Rogers 2020-07-03 05:00:00Z 0 legislation,news,standards