The White House Celebrates Computer Science Education
CSTA is pleased to be a leading member of the CSforAll consortium steering committee, along with members of the Association for Computing Machinery, Code.org, College Board, the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education and the National Center for Women Information Technology.
Continuing Professional Development Pipeline
Infosys Foundation USA will establish the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Continuing Professional Development Pipeline program, building their capacity and growing their community of 23,000 teachers.
CS is Campaign
CSTA is pleased to announce the CS is Campaign, a series of videos that describe the multiple ways that computer science is used in careers, industries, and daily life, and feature a diverse group of professionals sharing stories of how they got interested in computer science.
Awards for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science
Infosys Foundation USA will launch the Infosys Foundation ACM-CSTA Awards for Excellence in the
Teaching of Computer Science in collaboration with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) through which 10 K-12 CS teachers will be recognized and awarded $10,000 each.
2016 Revised Interim Standards
For detailed information about the revised standards, click the link above.
2016 Revised Interim Standards Video
Click the link above to view the video announcing the release of the revised interim CSTA standards.
Zulama, in conjunction with the CSTA, will begin offering a Computer Game Design Teacher Certificate in the fall of 2016 to prepare teachers to lead student inquiry and development of CS principles through computer game design.
Department heads from more than 75 universities and colleges have agreed on behalf of their departments to take concrete actions to expand K-12 CS education. Actions they are committing
to act on may include: collaborating with colleges and schools of education to support the in-service or pre-service preparation of CS teachers; supporting their local Computer Science Teachers
Association (CSTA) chapter; giving credit or placement for the new AP CSP course; and connecting undergraduate and graduate students to service learning opportunities in K-12 classrooms.
Connecticut Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CTCSTA) will run a one-day exploratory activity for 100 African-American and Hispanic boys during CSEdWeek 2016, and provide organizational collaborators such as the Science Center, Hartford Public Library, and
Random Hacks of Kindness JR., with qualified CS teachers to support their efforts.