Upcoming Events
Jan 22, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Online
CSTA 2020 is coming to Virginia! Our chapter has been asked to help with the planning! We can't wait to hear your ideas and share them with the national conference planning committee!
 
If you are interested in presenting, the deadline to submit a proposal is September 29.Reviewers are needed for proposals, apply by September 15.
 
 
CSTA Chapter News
It's hard to believe that summer has come and gone. Now is the time to welcome the new school year and our new members.  We would like to take the time re-introduce ourselves!
 

 
CodeVA is a non-profit that partners with schools, parents, and communities to bring equitable computer science education to all of Virginia's students.
 
CS Education Week 2019

Virginia is the Digital Dominion. Computer Science drives our world, and Virginia leads the nation as an innovator in technology. Come celebrate Computer Science Education Week with Virginia CS Ed Week Launch on December 9th at 9:45am at the Science Museum of Virginia – or tune in to the live stream to be posted on this page on the day of the event.

School districts, teachers, and students are encouraged to register to participate in Virginia Computer Science Education Week and the international Hour of Code that kicks off during National Computer Science Education Week, December 9th-13th, 2019.

To support CS Education Week you can:

 
Add your name to the Digital Dominion and help us put Computer Science on the Map!
 

Code Virginia, and our friends at both COLAB and CapTech, have put together a map of the Digital Dominion just in time for CS Ed Week! Add your name, your student's name, or your classroom's name to the map to show that you teach, support, or use Computer Science at any time throughout the year. You can access the map on our CS Ed Week Launch Event page or by visiting digitaldominion.codevirginia.org!

 

We'll see you on the map soon!

 
Computer Science in your Neighborhood Student Competition - Open until December 20, 2019
 
For CS Education Week (Dec 9 - 13) CodeVA, in partnership with the VDOE and the Science Museum of Virginia is hosting a Computer Science in your Neighborhood student competition. 
 
To enter the competition, students may submit digital artifacts - images, videos, programs through this link or email to CSinyourNeighborhood@gmail.com
 
This year's prompts are:
  • What does computer science mean to you?
  • Tell us about someone in your family or neighborhood who uses computer science every day? How do they use it?
  • How do you use computer science in your daily life?
  • How does your family or your community use computer science?
  • If you couldn't use computers for a day, what would change in your life?
  • How can you use computer science to solve a problem within your community or your neighborhood? (Identify the problem and the process you would use to solve the problem)* High school only
 

CodeVA is offering two different Google CS First Professional Development Opportunities Fall 2019

 

Getting Started with Google CS First - In this hands-on professional development workshop, teachers will learn how to use CS First, Google’s free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (CS) curriculum for elementary and middle school students.

Google CS First Subject Integration - In this hands-on three hour professional development workshop, teachers will consider ways to integrate computer science into various subjects using CS First. The workshop is tailored for teachers with a basic understanding of the CS First curriculum and will explore integration approaches for English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science.

 

Visit CodeVA's site for more details, dates, and to register.