Central Meeting and Announcement Archives

First, ***WELCOME*** to our new members. We are so excited you have joined our community of CS educators and we are very much looking forward to meeting you at our upcoming meetings.
Second, Central New Jersey meetings are held the first Wednesday of every other month, from 5:30 - 7:30. Most meetings are held at Rutgers, usually in the CoRe building, with an occasional meeting at an alternate location (last year we had a few meetings at Princeton University). Thank you to our local colleges for supplying the meeting locations!
- 5:30 - 6:00 catch up with our colleagues and eating pizza - 6:00 - 7:00 presentation, update on CS ed in New Jersey, announcements & shout outs - 7:00 - 7:30 questions and more socialization
Again, looking forward to seeing/meeting you in December,

Agenda for the October 3rd Meeting

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.



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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Agenda for the Dec 5th Meeting

Dec 5th Meeting:Our agenda is as follows:
5:30 - Pizza and socialize. Find out what your fellow teachers have been doing in their classrooms!
6:00 - Shout-outs, updates, and coming events (It would be great to hear what you are doing for CS Ed Week!)
6:15 - Featured presentation on Cybersecurity by Mandy Galante (see below for her bio)
6:45 - Question/Discussion on tonight's presentation
7:00 - Additional socialization with teachers