CSTA Central NJ

North and Central Jersey chapters meetings will be held 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Rutgers on Wednesdays of every other month.

Schedule and Topics (more info to come!)
October 3rd - Making CS Interdisciplinary
December 5th - CS Classroom Management
February 6th - Teaching Cybersecurity
June 5th TBA

CSTA NJ-Central Chapter Leadership 2017-18:

Claudette Guy, Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ

Vice President
Dara Kirschenbaum-Perry, Jackson Memorial High School, Jackson, NJ

Suzanne Signorelli, Toms River High School East/North

Carolyn Segreto, Brick Township High School, Brick, NJ

Advocacy Representative
Daryl Detrick, Warren Hills High School, Warren Hills, NJ

Past President
Adam Michlin, Golda Och Academy, West Orange, NJ

University Liaison
Dan Leyzberg, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Sejong Yoon, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

K-8 Representative
Roseanna Misuraca, Edgar Middle School, Metuchen, NJ

CSTA Chapter Representative
Fran Trees, Rutgers University

Kim Smith, Saint Ann School, Lawrence NJ

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Our agenda for the October 3rd Meeting  is as follows:

5:30 - Pizza and socialize.  Find out what your fellow teachers are working on this year!
6:00 - Girls Who Code presentation by Eva Balick (Girls Who Code representative)
6:15 - Featured Presentation "How Teachers of Other Subjects Use Code in Their Classrooms" 
6:45 - Shout-outs and NJ Advocacy Update
7:00 - Open discussion and/or additional socialization with fellow teachers.

We are lucky to have this opportunity to hear from non-CS teachers about their experience learning how to code and how they used that knowledge in their own classroom, so I hope you can join us.  

Also, please be ready to share any exciting happenings in your or a fellow teacher's class during our "Shout Out" time.

Directions to the CoRE building 


The Rutgers Busch Campus map:


Parking instructions will be sent before the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Claudette, Dara, Suzanne, and Caroline



Hi CSTA Central NJ, , 

My name is Eve Balick, I am a Regional Partnership Coordinator at Girls Who Code, a national non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. I am currently working to expand our programs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to joining staff, I started a Club in Kinnelon, NJ. I'm reaching out to see if any CSTA members might be interested in starting a Girls Who Code Club in your community.

Currently, less than a quarter of computing jobs are held by women, and that number is declining. Our organization is working to reverse the decline. Last year, we reached 40,000 girls in all 50 states and we hope to reach 100,000 by the end of 2018 through our Clubs Program. We would love to work with you to increase the number of Clubs in New Jersey and position our state as a leader in growing computer science education and reaching girls who are historically underrepresented in computer science. Last year we started 100 new Clubs in NJ and we hope for many more this year.

Our Clubs are free after-school programs for 3-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. They can be hosted in schools, universities, libraries, community centers, faith-based organizations, or nonprofits. There's ZERO fee to start a Club. 

Please let me know if you would like me to send more information or check out our website. Please also feel free to forward my email to your colleagues in your community who might be interested as well. I look forward to hearing from you.



Eve Balick

Regional Partnership Coordinator - NJ & PA

eve.balick@ Prepare our girls for the future of work! Applications to start a Club for fall 2018 are open now! www.girlswhocode.com/Clubs



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Interview with a classroom teacher using coding to enhance their Curriculum

On our agenda of the CSTANJ Central Chapter meeting tonight is:
"How Teachers of Other Subjects Use Code in Their Classrooms" and we have a wonderful presenter for covering coding in the non CS classroom.

In addition, included in this email, is a link to playlist of in interview with a Middle School Science Teacher and some of the ways she has let the code ignite her Science Classes. We hope that our members will take these ideas back to their colleagues to inspire them!

Pass this link on to any teacher you might know but could not make it to the meeting. 


CSTANJ -ADVOCACY UPDATE -Presented by DARYL DETRICK-FEBRUARY 7, 2018 - View the Powerpoint Presentation

Video of Interview with Brian Kernighan - Computer Science Education