Claudette GuyCSTANJ Central Chapter President

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Central Jersey chapters meetings will be held 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Rutgers on The First Wednesday of every other month.



Computer Science Teachers – Tuesday, August 11th the CSTA Chapters from NJ hosted a virtual panel discussion meeting about distance learning. from meant for beginner as well as experienced teachers.

Topics will included:

  • Distance learning experiences from teachers in elementary, middle, high school and college.

  • Obstacles that were faced and what was found to work in different situations.

  • The flipped classroom.

  • Cloud based IDEs.

  • Online assessment tools.

We believe that this collaboration and the Q&A session will support Computer Science teachers as they begin to prepare for the start of the school year. The agenda and the link to the digital meeting will be posted shortly. We hope you can join us!

A link to the meeting Agenda and a Shared Google Folder containing a copy of hre presentation and some shared resources

CSTA NJ-Central Chapter Leadership 2018-19:


  • 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

CSTANJ - Webmaster

  • Kim Smith-Saint Raphael School

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

Advocacy Representative

  • Mayra Bachrach School of Computer Science Kean University, Union, NJ

  • Daryl Detrick, Warren Hills High School, Warren Hills, NJ

CSTA Chapter Representative

  • Fran Trees, Rutgers University

February 2020

Some resources shared at this meeting

Meet the Edison Robot

WicEditor for Animation

Code Skulpter- for grading




CS0 for middle School

CSPrincipals Code.Ord


What is your Coding Super Power

EdX Data Science

October 2019

Hope the start of year is going well for you all! Our first Central NJ CSTA meeting will be Wednesday, October 2nd, 5:30 - 7:30 in CORE 301 on the Rutgers campus.

If you are planning to attend, please submit a response to this Google form. We need a headcount for the pizza.

Our agenda is as follows:

5:30 - Pizza and socialize. Find out what your fellow teachers are working on this year!

6:00 - Announcements and shout-outs

6:30 - Featured Presentation: Vincent Frascella will speak to us about FIRST Robotics opportunities for elementary to high school students

7:00 - Q/A about Robotics

7:15 - Open discussion and/or additional socialization with fellow teachers.

Vincent Frascella is a NJ Regional Representative for FIRST Robotics. Vincent volunteers his time with FIRST Robotics because he is passionate about bringing these experiences to young people in New Jersey. FIRST robotics has teams from elementary through high school and the new rookie teams get grants sponsored by FIRST and other organizations to start up. It is a fun way to introduce students to coding.There is a curriculum for schools and after school teams and programs.

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

April @ Central

April 3rd - Physical Computing

Physical computing "Gallery Walk". Bring your favorite physical device (finch robot, lego mindstorm, raspberry pi) and tell everyone about how it works, what age groups you use it with, and why you like it. I will be bringing a microbit to share how I am using it to teach Python to high school introductory students.

If you will be bringing a device, please let us know what device you will be bringing when you RSVP.

December 5th - Teaching Cybersecurity - Speaker - Mandy Galante

Over 15 years as a cyber educator Mandy Galante has worked towards creating cybersecurity learning opportunities for NJ students. She is currently consulting on three projects: building a curriculum for the Information Technology Institute at Mater Dei High School; managing the CyberStart schools program with the SANS Institute; and working as Education Outreach Coordinator for the NJ Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell. She was recently appointed as the NJCCIC representative to the State Computer Science Advisory Committee. She has a Masters in Cybersecurity and holds multiple certifications including GSEC, GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, Sec+ and Net+. In her spare time Mandy coaches high school students in cyber competitions and runs summer GenCyber camps.

October @ Central

Eve Balick

Regional Partnership Coordinator - NJ & PA

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October Shout Out

Daryl Detrick Presented The GOOD NEWS

Governor Murphy announced Computer Science for All initiatives today at Steinert High School, Hamilton Township NJ.

Initiatives include:

-Grants for up to 45 high schools to add CS, totally $2 million

-new STEM office at NJDOE that will include CS education

-Forming of Computer Science Advisory Committee to make suggestions on standards and state CS action plan

-Governor Murphy is joining the national bipartician organization GovernorsForCS

Thank you to Governor Murphy, his staff and NJDOE.

Computer Science Education.

Good for our students.

Good for our state.