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The sixth CSTANJ chapter meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023, at 7:00 PM

If you haven't yet attended a chapter meeting this year, CS teachers across the state are presenting recent lessons they've done.  We call them Nifty Lessons.  We need a few nifty presenters for this meeting. Please complete these forms to be considered. Nifty presenters earn a $25 gift card for their efforts. 

The meeting will conclude with a random participant being awarded a $25 Amazon Gift card.  To be eligible, 

1. Make sure you are logged into MemeberNove

2. Click here for the meeting Even Page

3. On the Event Page click the black register button and also fill out the attendance form on the night of the meeting for a chance to win!

We will send the zoom before the meeting. 

I hope you can join us!


Upcoming Events
2022-2023 Planned Meeting Dates
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022

  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022

  • Office Hours for CSEDWeek Tuesday or Wednesday Nov. 29 or 30, 2022

  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022

  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023

CSTA Chapter News
2022 is a big year for Computer Science in NJ, with the implementation of the NJ CS Standards in September.   All one million K-8 students will be required to learn CS and all high schools will be required to offer CS.
Mayra Bachrach is the NJDOE Computer Science Coordinator and a great resource.   If you have questions about computer science education or the implementation of the CS standards, you can send emails to ComputerScience@doe.nj.gov
The NJDOE standards department recently up their Computer Science website with some resources, links and definitions.
We look forward to continues collaboration with NJDOE as we implement the NJ Computer Science Action Plan to ensure all students have access to equitable and quality computer science education.
Stay well
State Funded Programs in Support of Computer Science Education

State funded programs have been established at four New Jersey institutions of higher education to provide
computer science professional learning, support the implementation of the 2020 New Jersey Student Learning
Standards in Computer Science (NJSLS-CS), and promote the expansion of K-12 computer science education.
School districts and schools are encouraged to make use of the services and resources available.
Hi all,
Just had a conversation with Code.org.   Excited to share that New Jersey has the 5th highest participation rate of any state on the number of CS emails to the Governor.  
Those states ahead of us started 2 days ago, we started 4 hours ago!!    NJ Rocks!
Thanks and keep it going.  Have your family members send an email.   Here is the link.  (takes 2 minutes at most)
Feel free to share the original email with other stakeholders.
Governor Murphy is the vice-chair of the National Governor's Association (NGA) and will be the chair next year.   He is working with Arkansas's Governor Hutchinson, who is the current chair of NGA.   Here are a few exciting pieces of information and a way you can help.
National Governors Association - CS Ed Initiative
Governor Hutchinson has made Computer Science Education his chairman's initiative this year.   Here is a 2022 NGA Plenary on Computer Science Education.   The first 15 minutes is a great speech by Governor Hutchinson (worth watching) followed by a panel discussion with CEOs.
Meet the Press 
Governor Murphy and Governor Hutchinson were both on Meet the Press to discuss bipartisan efforts.  They both mentioned Computer Science Education.  You can find it here around 1:30
We are excited that Governor Murphy is also one of the 14 members of Governors for CS.   Thanks to Code.org for leading this effort.
As Governor Murphy holds the role of vice-chair and future chair of the National Governors Association, we would like to thank him for all his support and encourage him to use this platform to continue to promote Computer Science Education.
Please take a minute to use this link to send Governor Murphy an email supporting the NGA Computer Science Education initiative.
Thanks for supporting CSforAll.  We are positively impacting the lives of our students.
Non-CSTA Resource Links
Regional Leaders needed!  We are looking for leaders all over the state to host meetings for teachers to meet and share ideas, vent and help each other out!
You don't have to do it alone!  Regional leaders will be a part of the steering committee that meets monthly.  Contact us for more information!
Have an idea to help teachers in the state?  Contact us!