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.

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San Diego Chapter News

Keeping our community connected and vibrant is our goal at CSTA!

Join us for the CSTA San Diego Lesson/Discussion + Happy Hour Series 5pm-6pm!

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.
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