Hello fellow educators,
My name is Ben Isecke and I am the Acting President of the brand new CSTA New Jersey. CSTA in New Jersey used to consist of four chapters that handled both professional development and CS advocacy within the state, but as Daryl's recent email indicated, we have made a series of important shifts:
The four CSTA chapters in NJ (North, Central, South, and Southwest) have merged together into a single chapter, called CSTA New Jersey. We will do CS teacher outreach and professional development in New Jersey.
Advocacy work has been spun off into a separate organization called CS4NJ!
Below are notes about Membership, Elections, and important upcoming dates.
Being in this Google Group does not make you a CSTA member. To avoid this confusion, this Group, which has until now, been called “CSTANJ”, is being renamed to CS4NJ.
We will be sending a second email out to CSTA Members through MemberNova. If you don’t receive an email with the subject “You are now a member of the new CSTA New Jersey”, then you are not a CSTA member!
In order to join CSTA (which is free):
Go to the join page. You can choose the free Basic Membership or the paid CSTA+ option,
Fill out a bit about yourself and select New Jersey as your chapter.
We have already begun our first elections! Right now, we are seeking nominations -- please look out for an email from Lee Hayden, Acting Secretary, with the subject “CSTA New Jersey Elections”.
Only CSTA members will be able to run or vote in the election, so if you aren’t currently a member, please be sure to join by May14th.
Friday, May 14, 9am-3pm The NJ CS Summit will be hosted by Rutgers University.
Tuesday, May 18, 7pm-8:15pm Our first Chapter Meeting will feature QubitXQubit, which is creating middle school and high school programs for Quantum Computing.