Professional Development

January 26 - All Chapter Meeting Announcement

CSTA NNJ will be hosting this month's CSTANJ virtual meeting. We will have a discussion about the newly forming CSTA-NJ, a short presentation on, and a representative from Phidgets Education.

Here is the agenda including the link. I hope you can join us!

CSTA N NJ Meeting

January 26, 7pm - 8:15 pm

  • Welcome Remarks

  • Overview of plans to run CSTA chapters in NJ

  • Bylaw Committee reports back

  • A short introduction to

  • Lucas Pacentrilli to present about Phidgets Education (

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Due to power outages throughout New Jersey the meeting is being rescheduled toTuesday August 11th at 7:00!


Computer Science Teachers – Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, August 11th the CSTA Chapters from NJ will host a virtual panel discussion meeting about distance learning.

The meeting will be held from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and is meant for beginner as well as experienced teachers. Topics will include:

  • 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 is posted below. We hope you can join us!

How to join the Zoom meeting:

Topic: CSTA New Jersey Distance Learning Panel Discussion

Time: Aug 6, 2020, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Panel Discussion on Distance Learning

Please checkout these resources from the national CSTA site.

Standards for CS Teachers includes a self-reflection tool and roadmap for professional learning: this looks like a great tool to assess our own professional development. There is also a PD guidance section for state and school leaders, School of Education at universities, and PD providers.

Quality PD Opportunities page includes a listing of PD providers that have been reviewed by a CSTA community using pre-established criteria and process explained on this page. You can drill down by grade band, format or cost.

Reports and publications contains resources such as the Guide to Inclusive CS Education which you might find useful.

There are many, many other resources on the national CSTA site available free of charge.