The Computer Science Teachers Association of New Jersey (CSTA-NJ) is a group of 4 chapters of the CSTA, the national organization whose purpose is to support and promote the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines.
The mission of these chapters is to further the mission of CSTA and to encourage sharing of ideas and activities for computer science teachers in their respective regions of New Jersey.
All Chapter Meeting Annoucement
CSTA SWNJ will be hosting this month's CSTANJ virtual meeting. We will have a representative from TEALS, a discussion/sharing of resources for CSEd Week (12/7-12/12) AND hear from Mandy Galante about a new chrome-based, free, pd supported, Intro to Cybersecurity course being developed right here in NJ.
Here is the agenda including the link. I hope you can join us!
CSTA SW NJ Meeting
November 17, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Overview of plans to run CSTA chapters in NJ
Bylaw Committee volunteers
TEALS talk - DaQuan Bashir (Bashir)
CS Ed Week (Dec 7 - 12) Discussion/Resources
Mayra Bachrach, CS4NJ
Daryl Detrick, Warren Hills Regional High School (5 minutes)
Elizabeth Begley, Cherry Hill West High School (5 minutes)
Bring Intro Cybersecurity Courses to your School, Mandy Galante
How to “sell” the course
How will teachers be supported
PIN: 718 371 078 1280#
Advocacy Update from Daryl Detrick
Governor Murphy signed the 2021 budget today which included $800,000 for CS Education and included the following wording. We are hopeful that this will help ensure that the funding will be used primarily for professional development opportunities as we prepare for the CS Standards to be implemented by September 2022.
The amount hereinabove appropriated for the K-12 Computer Science Education Initiative shall be used exclusively to support approved applications for the expansion and support of professional development of K-12 computer science teachers, and for advanced computer science course offerings as determined by the Commissioner of Education based on a district’s demonstration of its readiness to implement such a program, subject to the approval of the Director of the Division of Budget and Accounting.
We would like to congratulate the winners of the 2019 competition, hosted by Stockton University.
The Winning Teams of the 2019 Programming Competition:
1st Place-Freehold High School -Team Scorpion
Max Breslauer-Friedman ~ Cacey Ostic ~ Adam Goldstein
2nd Place-Freehold High School -Team Viper
Drew Isaacson ~Xun Xu
3rd Place-Freehold High School -Team Alligator
Connor Lum ~ Noah Lee ~ Harry Allex
Toms River North High School ~ James Caldwell High School
Thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors!
Computer Science Education
Computer Science Education
Daryl Detrick, Warren Hills High School, Warren Hills, NJ
CSTANJ -ADVOCACY UPDATE