CSTA San Diego is the local chapter of the international Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). The CSTA is part of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ACM is the oldest and largest computer-based organization in the world. If you do anything related to computing, the ACM is probably involved in your life in some significant way.

In 2010, the CSTA San Diego formed a partnership with the San Diego Supercomputer Center Education Program to implement a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to pilot AP Computer Science Principles course at any high school throughout San Diego County. In 2015, that partnership expanded to include UCSD’s CREATE program.

If you would like to participate in CSTA San Diego meetings and activities, please fill out this contact form here.

Basic membership for the national CSTA is free for individuals.


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San Diego Chapter News
Dec 07, 2019
CSTA San Diego Chapter is looking for new Board Members for the following offices:
  • Vice President
  • Elementary Grades Representative
  • Secondary Grades Representative
  • At Large/Industry
  • Higher Ed/Community College Representative
You do not need to submit nominations for each office, and self-nominations are welcomed! Nominations will close on January 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. 
Please submit your nominations here!
Dec 07, 2019
Computer Science Education Week is December 9-15th, 2019!
Use #CSforSD to share out your projects and activities. Want your story featured on our website? Email CSTA San Diego Chapter Board Member, Anthonette (anthonettep at gmail.com)
Know anyone that wants to host an Hour of Code and needs help? Please share the Hour of Code slide deck with your colleagues! 
Oct 09, 2019
Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey to indicate what needs you see for the California Department of Education Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG) Program.  They are specifically asking about Computer Science (after the first few general questions).

Our input will inform the kinds of programs they fund -- which could be ones that we (collectively) could get funded to implement!

Please provide your insight on not only what would support you, but also support new CS teachers.  Some concerns we (CREATE at UC San Diego) see are:
  • the need for access to scalable, quality, flexible CS content PD resources and 
  • support for long-term (not just a week, or a week a year) teacher CS content knowledge development.
More about the EWIG program here.
Oct 09, 2019
It’s award season at CSTA and we’re excited about all of the great opportunities to acknowledge the hard work of students, teachers, and organizations who are doing amazing things in the computer science space.
  • The Champions of Computer Science Awards identify and promote students, teachers, administrators, and organizations who have made a significant impact to improve access to and the quality of CS education. These awards are presented by CSTA and Code.org. Nominations are due Oct. 21, 2019.
  • The ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing is a prize designed to recognize talented high school students intending to continue their higher education in the areas of computer science or technology. The program seeks to promote and encourage the field of computer science, as well as to empower young and aspiring learners to pursue computing challenges outside of the traditional classroom environment. Applications close on Jan. 12, 2020.  
  • The CS Teaching Excellence Awards, sponsored by CSTA and Infosys Foundation USA, are designed to recognize outstanding teaching by K–12 computer science teachers. Winners demonstrate their excellent work inspiring students to explore the computer science field; effectively engage students in learning rigorous, standards-aligned, computer science content; and a focus on broadening participation of underrepresented students in computing. Applications open the spring of 2020.
Oct 09, 2019
Learn to teach Computer Science in K-12.  These courses are designed specifically for TEACHERS and address knowledge and skills covered in the CSTA Computer Science Standards.  From Impacts of Computing to Programming, to the Internet – learn not just the content but also engage with and create materials to use in your classroom.   More and more states are allowing Computer Science to count for high school graduation.  As of 2019, in California, it can count as a C or D requirement — more students than ever will be looking for computing courses.  You can be the one to teach them!
For more information, visit: https://csteachers.ucsd.edu/
Oct 02, 2019
Interested in connecting your current students to your alumni? (or maybe you already do!) Learn about resources available to teachers and administrator though the Alumni Toolkit! Limited spaces available at NO COST for the 2019-20 school year!
For more information, complete this google form.
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