In-Person Get-Together Jan 21

Join other CS teachers throughout Greater Los Angeles on Saturday, January 21, from 10 - 11:30 am in downtown L.A. at the Fig at 7th center food court, downstairs. We're celebrating the one-year anniversary of our CSTA Chapter being revitalized with a face-to-face meeting, gift bags, and great ideas. Fig at 7th is across the street from Metro Red Line and offers free validated parking - get map and details here.
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Overview of CS Ed Week Resources 2022

Please join Dr. Abigail Joseph and Vanessa Jones for a free CSTA Engage Meetup on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. CT (3:30 - 5 pm PST) to connect with and learn alongside other K-12 CS teachers. We’ll host a jam-packed hour and a half, worth every minute of your midweek evening.

  • Welcome & Overview 5:30 - 5:40 p.m. CT
  • Networking 5:40 - 5:50 p.m. CT
  • Resources Showcase 5:50 - 6:15 p.m. CT
  • Unconference/BoF 6:15 - 6:50 p.m. CT
  • Share Out & Closing 6:50 - 7:00 p.m. 

*schedule subject to change

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$ to expand CS at your school

Schools have the opportunity for a grant of $10,000 to expand access to Computer Science at their school.

To qualify for this grant to build CS capacity, register a school-wide Hour of Code event and agree to add a new class in CS (CS Principles, CS Discovery, or CSA) in the coming academic year, with a no-cost scholarship for a teacher from the school to's Professional Learning Training. 
Applications due 11/21/22. 
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October Members Zoom Meeting 10/13, 5 - 6 pm,  2022-09-12 07:00:00Z 0
LACOE-USC CS Speakers Series for Teachers 2022-09-12 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly CS Reading Group Tues or Fridays Katie Mills 2022-09-12 07:00:00Z 0

Power On: New Graphic Novel on CS, Teaching Resources

Many of us have come to realize the problems of equity in CS education thanks to the landmark book, Stuck in the Shallow End by UCLA's Jane Margolis. Now Professor Margolis and her longtime collaborator, Jean J. Ryoo, have teamed up to create Power On! with illustrations by Charis JB. The book has a comprehensive, free educator resource that CSTA GLA member Mike Karlin of California State University Dominguez Hills calls a wonderful resource for supporting equity."  
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Equity Resources

CSTA has many resources on CS Equity - we recommend:
CS for CA's Equity Guide - free download provides informs education leaders about how to bring equitable CS into their schools in a guide developed by administrators across the state of California.
An alumna from USC Viterbi School of Engineering's K-12 STEM Center created this video on CS Equity.
Students with no or poor internet reception at home? $30 off Flyer in Spanish here
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8/25 @ 5 pm Zoom: Network This New Academic Year

Thursday, August 25 from 5 - 6 pm, you're invited to CSTA's Greater Los Angeles Zoom meeting. Start the academic year off with this supportive community of CS teachers, providers, education experts, and program administrators. Even if you're new to CS, join us to find great ideas, camaraderie and resources. On Thursday, August 25th, we kick off the academic year with an overview of resources on equity in CS, including an overview from LACOE's Science Coordinator Anthony Quan on his upcoming Equity Series (starts 8/31 - see this link for more information or register here), an update from CSTA GLA's Equity Fellow Elizabeth Naameh (see her recent articles here) and some resources shared by GLA Board Members on CS Equity.


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Want to join the Greater LA CSTA Board?

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of CSTA serves the teachers and providers of quality, equitable CS opportunities for all students. We need one more member to serve on our board, and we're also inviting members to form subcommittees on topics important to them, such as K-8 CS, Artificial Intelligence, and more. 
Want to join the Greater LA CSTA Board? Katie Mills 2022-02-21 08:00:00Z 0

February Meeting - Building Community

Our topic for the GLA February Chapter meeting was Building Community. We got to know each other. We shared our latest favorite apps. We shared a spotlight on stand-out Black computer scientists. We talked about what you have let us know are your interests.  We presented a 'Nifty Opportunity' the TEALS program a teacher's support program free from Microsoft Philanthropy. And we let you know we're hoping you'll join our board or step into one of the committees we are putting together. If you missed this meeting, be sure to join us at the next one, in Zoom, on March 10th.
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CS Ed Reading Group

Every Tuesday from 5 - 6 pm, California CS Commissioner  Dr. Emily Thomforde leads a handful of educators in reading interesting and thought-provoking articles (many of them peer-reviewed, scholarly articles) on the pedagogy and practice of teaching CS. Everyone is welcome - no problem if you haven't read the article and just want to hear the discussion, feel free to come late or eat root beer floats during the meeting or walk on the treadmill. Find the schedule of readings here.
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January Meeting - TWSH

Posted by debbie weissmann
Emily Thomforde shared The World's Shortest Hackathon! Emily provided a a hackathon experience with all the challenges, emotions, and hands-on learning of a real hackathon in just an hour. We were given all of the resources to replicate the experience for our students using's AppLab.
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Welcome Back! 

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CSTA in the Greater Los Angeles area is back! 

Our supportive group meets the 2nd Wednesday/month - Join us February 9, 5 - 6 pm
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