Meet Fellow CS Teachers in Downtown LA on Saturday, January 21
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the revitalized CSTA in Greater Los Angeles, we invite you to get-together in downtown LA near public transportation on Saturday, January 21, 10 - 11:30 am at the 7th & Fig lower courtyard food court. We'll provide a warm welcome, gift bags, and camaraderie as well as sharing our favorite resources for CSTA members (and remember, membership is free!).
CSTA is the biggest CS Department in the nation - you are no longer alone in championing CS.
More Ways to Develop Content Knowledge & Confidence in January:

1/11 3:30 - 5 pm PST online

Code 'n Play Fun 

Have fun with other teachers, choose from a variety of themes, and there's coaching if you want, plus the chance to meet CSTA's new Learning Specialist, Dr. Bashir. 

1/19 3:30 - 5 pm PST online

Black Affinity Group Meeting

Build your own Black brand. The B.A.G. is very active with lots of events, so check all of them out for a very active, rewarding CSTA affinity group.

1/19 4 - 6 pm PST online

Cyber Security Workshop

The San Diego CSTA Chapter and Cyber.org offer terrific free K-12 lessons & curricula as part of the CSTA California Chapter Collaboration. Register here for this workshop. To register for all the other workshops, click button below.

Also in Jan for Admins, Counselors & Teachers

All educators and paraeducators, administrators, and counselors who are interested in computer science are welcome to join the Seasons of CS offerings, including in-person and virtual workshops being offered during the Winter of CS. No computer science experience is necessary!
Please encourage these free January events for key gatekeepers! 
K-12 Administrators Session  1/24 or 2/13  9 am - 3:30 pm PST
Counselors Session 1/24 or 2/13  9 am - 3:30 pm PST
MicroBits for Teachers & Paraeducators 1/25 8 am - 3:30 pm PST
ChatCPT - How it's affecting teaching
 
"ChatGPT is a natural language chatbot powered by a new type of artificial intelligence. It has been trained on billions of words of text, from books, articles and the Internet, and uses this information to generate human-like responses to user queries. But unlike humans, its writing is lightning-fast and grammatically flawless — and is improving at an order of magnitude per year. With a quick Google search, anyone can access ChatGPT."
This quote is from The 74, posted on LinkedIn by LACOE-ITO, written by Sarah Dillard on 1/4/23.
ChatCPT Resources:
 
From LACOE-ITO on LinkedIn: Here's a thorough and thoughtful document from Dr. Torrey Trust about ChatGPT in education. It also contains some good resources. https://lnkd.in/gCs4zFaU
 
 
& how universities are dealing with ChatGPT (may need login)
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