A Monthly Update for
CS Teachers in Delaware


What is included: 

Content for Members
Learning Opportunities
Calendar Updates
Chapter Update
We hope this finds all of you staying safe and keeping well during this challenging year. Due to the pandemic, we are holding our meetings in Zoom until it becomes safe to resume physical meetings. Our second meeting of the year was held on December 1, 2020. Its topic was the Hour of Code. We reviewed the BeeBot Emulator, learned about CodeBytes, and reviewed the stages of computational thinking in the Star Wars Hour of Code. Then Colleen Hoban took us on a tour of K-5 resources at Code.org, Tynker, Kodable, Grinch, CodeMonkey, Santa Tracker, CS First, Breakout EDU, App Creator, and Code Monster.
Delaware CS Equity Summit
Please mark your calendars for the CS Equity Summit that we will be hosting in Zoom on Thursday, March 25, from 5-8 PM. The summit is funded by a grant we received from the national CSTA’s Growing Equity in Computing Knowledge-building Opportunities (GECKO) project. Our chapter is co-sponsoring this event with the University of Delaware and Delaware State University. We are also making arrangements with the Delaware Department of Education for the Summit counting as professional development clock hours for Delaware teachers.

To register for the March 25 CS Equity Summit, please follow this link to its website where you can also propose to make a presentation if you would like to be one of the speakers. As the website says, we are holding the Summit “because every student deserves to learn CS!”

Meeting Schedule

As the new year continues, we look forward to the following chapter meetings that we are holding on the Tuesday evenings listed below. All of these meetings take place in Zoom from 7:30 PM until 9 PM. Please mark your calendars as follows:

  • February 2, 2021

  • April 13, 2021

In addition to these local chapter meetings, the national CSTA hosts events you may also wish to attend. Follow this link to see the CSTA National Events Calendar.
CSTA 2021 Annual Conference
The CSTA 2021 Annual Conference will be held virtually online from July 14-16, 2021. Please mark your calendars. To register, follow this link to the CSTA 2021 Virtual Conference.
Call for Officer Candidates
The CSTA Delaware Chapter holds elections annually for its officers. Please nominate yourself or one of your colleagues to serve. Send nominations to one of the existing officers by emailing kammas.kersch@gmail.com, Colleen.Hoban@colonial.k12.de.us, or fth@udel.edu.
CSTA Launches Job Board
A new CS Job Board lets you search and apply to top CS jobs that you can find listed at the CSTA Career Center. You can upload your resume and create Job Alerts to receive an email each time a job matching your criteria comes available. To find out more, follow this link to the CSTA Career Center.