CSTA Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of a local Chicago donor, we have additional scholarships available just for Chicago-area teachers like you! This scholarship includes the cost of registration, a year of CSTA+ membership, AND tickets to three future virtual summits.


The 2021 CSTA Annual Conference is set for July 14 - 16, 2021. Join your fellow computer science educators from around the world to share lessons, best practices, and learn from each other. The conference will feature over 100 breakout sessions, an exhibit hall full of amazing partners, and inspirational keynote addresses from Dr. Tim Bell, Zaretta Hammond, and Dr. Amy Ko! Scholarships also include the CSTA swag box shipped right to your door. 


Apply by May 23 here ----> CSTA 2021 Scholarship Application


We hope to see you virtually in July! 


The CSTA Team

Teachers - Nominate Your Students - Apprenticeship

C4ITA and City Colleges of Chicago are recruiting both students and employers for an Accelerated Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program (ASEAP).

ASEAP is a multi-year employer-sponsored “earn while you learn” apprenticeship program designed to simultaneously develop diverse software and product talent while improving social equity in Chicago neighborhoods.

Students attend college for free, sponsored by our local employer partners, while simultaneously earning money working for the sponsoring employer to apply those skills.

Computer Science Readings - Great for Extra Credit!
Click on the button below for a list of readings in the Computer Science field. The list features writings dating from 1651 to 2016. Authors included in this list Alan Turing, Tim Berners-Lee, and many more! Recommended for high school students.
AP CSA Resources
Click the button below to find useful resources for those teaching AP CSA.
  • IntroCS Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) 
    • The IntroCS POGIL project is recruiting our final cohort of faculty (from US colleges & universities). Participants will attend 8 half-days of POGIL training; receive materials, mentoring, and other support to implement POGIL during 2021-22; collect research data; and receive stipends. For details and the application form, see: http://introcspogil.org/
  •  Becoming a More Equitable Educator: Mindsets and Practices
    • In this course, you will explore mindsets and practices that help all students, especially underserved students, to thrive and feel valued. By the end, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and your students, new resources and exercises to draw on in your local context, and a plan for your school community to advance the lifelong work of anti-racist, equitable teaching. Click here for link.
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