Long Island Conference Day

CSTA-LI is hosting its
Long Island Conference Day
Roslyn High School
November 7th, 2023   8am - 3pm
Join us to
  • Connect with other colleagues teaching CS at the high school, middle school, and upper elementary school levels
  • Learn about how others are implementing the new NYS Standards at elementary, middle, and HS levels
  • Discuss changes in the AP classes and curriculum
  • Gain insight from AP readers who scored APCS A and AP CSP
  • Be a part of a community of educators
You can earn up to 7 hours of CTLE credit.
Note that payment is at the door.
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CSTA Monthly Meeting - September

We will be holding our monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 26th, 4:00 - 5:00pm.  This is an important meeting since we will be
The meeting will be held virtually via zoom, and we hope that all members and prospective members can attend.  CTLE hours are available for the meeting.
The zoom link will be posted on Tuesday morning.
CSTA Monthly Meeting - September 2023-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

PD:  Introduction to Kotlin

We are pleased to offer the following in-service (10 CTLE hours) workshop for computer science teachers at the end of July.

Introduction to Kotlin
Kotlin is a modern programming language which can be integrated into Java projects. It is a more modern and concise Java alternative. While Kotlin can be used for any kind of project (desktop or mobile application, web application, database and server-side programming) it is especially recommended for Android apps.
Location: TBA
Dates and times: July 25th and 26th 9 AM – 2 PM
Cost: No Cost
Registration is online: https://forms.gle/QYPTXrZR53jaSGkCA
PD: Introduction to Kotlin 2023-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Give CSTA Feedback

Don't forget to complete the CSTA Chapter and Membership Feedback Survey
For the third year, CSTA is asking for your feedback! If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to check your inboxes for the CSTA Chapter and Membership Feedback Survey (from CSTA invites@mailer.surveygizmo.com). If you are registered with a CSTA Chapter on your member profile, you should have received a unique link with a username and password.
If you are not associated with a CSTA Chapter or if you did not receive a unique link, please use the link below and use the following username + password, by May 21, 2023:
Username: Participant
Password: 123456
Give CSTA Feedback 2023-05-17 04:00:00Z 0

Teen Hacks Long Island

THLI is looking for students with diverse interests and skills to join them.  Please consider publishing the following to your high school students:
Calling all programmers, designers, makers, and leaders! TeenHacks LI is Long Island’s premier 24-hour high school hackathon, by students, for students. At THLI, our plan is to resume hosting on-site hackathons later this year. In order to make this possible, we need a team of passionate and qualified organizers. The executive board and organizing committee application will be open until May 21st, but spots will be filled on a rolling basis.Application link (should be completed ASAP): https://forms.gle/qcKuNAfK3VtCSpvm6
Learn more about THLI: https://teenhacksli.com
Teen Hacks Long Island 2023-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

Greater NY Regional High School Programming Competition

This year’s ACM sanctioned Greater NY Regional High School Programming Competition will be held on Wednesday, May 17th, on St Joseph's Patchogue Long Island campus. If you would like to enter a team (or multiple teams) composed of three students into the competition, send an e-mail after 8:00am on April 10th and before 8:00am on April 17th to William McAllister  at wmcallister@sjny.edu.

 Include in your email:  

  • your name,
  • phone number,
  • e-mail address,
  • the name of your high school, and
  • the number of teams you would like to enter into the competition. 
Greater NY Regional High School Programming Competition 2023-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Empowering Educators with ChatGPT: A Guide to Enhancing Teaching and Learning Experimental Conversation

"The Future of Education: Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Generative AI Tools," will delve into the impact of generative AI on the education and learning sectors. The session will cover the latest developments in generative AI technology and its applications in education, from personalized learning to content creation. The speakers will also discuss the challenges faced in implementing generative AI tools in education and the steps that can be taken to overcome them. This session will be a unique opportunity for educators, administrators, and technology professionals to explore the future of education and to learn about the benefits and challenges of generative AI tools. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the potential of generative AI to transform the education landscape and the role they can play in making this a reality.
          The next session is Wednesday, March 8th.  You must register to receive the zoom link:
Empowering Educators with ChatGPT: A Guide to Enhancing Teaching and Learning Experimental Conversation 2023-03-07 05:00:00Z 0

Colorado School of Mines HS Programming Competition

The Colorado School of Mines hosts a yearly high school programming competition. This year, the competition will be April 29th, 2023 and you are invited to bring your HS students to participate!The event will be held in-person on the Mines campus, but teams can also participate remotely via Zoom. Last year we hosted several teams from other states, and even one international team. Team size is limited to 2-4 students, but any number of teams can join.There are also two team tracks: beginner and advanced. The beginner track is designed to be appropriate for teams that are new to programming and have not participated in a programming competition before. The advanced track is intended for teams with more significant experience and a passion for hard puzzles.Registration and attendance are both free, and there are modest prizes for the top teams in each track.More information can be found at our website, including an interest form where you can ask questions and be contacted when full registration goes live in early March. I hope to see you in April!------------------------------Rob Thompson, Assistant Teaching ProfessorColorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines HS Programming Competition 2023-01-26 05:00:00Z 0

High School Programming Contest

CSTA Lower Hudson Valley Chapter is excited to announce that registration is now open for their programming contest on February 9th hosted at Ardsley High School.  They are inviting neighboring chapters and their high school students.
Details and registration can be found at https://csta.netlify.app/.
Some quick details:
  • Registration is FREE.
  • We'll kick off getting settled to the contest at 3:30 on February 9th.
  • Dinner will be served during the competition!
  • Teams may have up to 4 members, each team must have a school district employed chaperone.
  • Coding Rooms will be orchestrating the technical side of the competition for us. Java, Python, and JavaScript will be supported!
  • Chaperones should have each student have the attached permission form signed by parents and bring them to the event.
  • Register by January 29th to be guaranteed a t-shirt!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
CSTA Lower Hudson Valley
Mr. Brandon Milonovich, President
Dr. Amy Fox, Vice President
Ms. Lauren Berrios, Secretary
Mr. Douglas Vermes, Treasurer
High School Programming Contest 2023-01-20 05:00:00Z 0

CSTA LI NY January Meeting

CSTA-LI's January meeting is Thursday, January 26th, 4 - 5 pm.  A zoom link will be posted here on Wednesday.
We would like to use our monthly meeting to plan some PD that you may be of interest to you.  We have thought of several, and are hoping that you can share your ideas and interests.  Note that PD offered through CSTA-LI can earn CTLE hours.  Some possibilities to kick off the discussion:
  • CSTA is offering a cybersecurity PD online.  We thought it might be fun do the PD together.  We'd all register but then get together to watch and discuss the videos and collaborate as we work through the activities.
  • There are very few resources that contain sample Computing Innovation questions that we can use with our AP CS Principles classes.  We thought it might be useful if some AP CSP teacher (current, past, or future) met and developed our own question sets.  This would be a single session, and we could try out each others' questions.  We would leave with multiple sample question sets to use with our classes.
  • Are these of interest to you?  Do you have ideas for other PD that you need or would like to lead? 
The rest of the meeting we will focus on AP CS A topics.  Bring your ideas for projects that we can share.  If there's enough interest, we could spin this off to a PD too.
Please join us and help plan the remainder of the year for the Chapter.
CSTA LI NY January Meeting 2023-01-20 05:00:00Z 0

Moving Towards a Vision of Equitable Computer Science

  • Happy to share that our report sharing the results from the landscape PreK-12 CS teacher survey is now live! We titled it Moving Towards a Vision of Equitable Computer Science: Results of a Landscape Survey of PreK-12 CS Teachers in the United States.
  • The report summarizes how teachers' perspectives of how we achieve equity within CS ed, including their use of identity-inclusive content and practices.
  • View the report (and an awesome landing page) at landscape.csteachers.org.This report was only possible given a tremendous collective effort from the Kapor Center, CSTA, and the Alliance for Identity Inclusive Computing Education.
  • We would love your help in promoting. Please amplify and use this marketing toolkit to share with your own networks.
Moving Towards a Vision of Equitable Computer Science 2022-12-29 05:00:00Z 0

Finch Loans from Birdbrain

Applications for spring/summer 2023 Finch loans are open from now until January 8th.  Apply today!
Finch Loan program applications are now OPEN for spring and summer 2023! In the last 8 years, they have reached over 205,000 students with their free robot loans. Will YOUR classes be next? They want to see creative robotics magic in your classroom: Fill out your application today!
Finch Loans from Birdbrain 2022-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Agenda: CSTA-LI Meeting on December 8 2022-12-07 05:00:00Z 0

Agenda:  CSTA-LI Meeting on October 27

Our next meeting of the Long Island chapter of the CSTA is this Thursday, October 27th at 4pm. It will finish in plenty of time for anyone who wishes to participate in the CSForNY follow up meeting which starts at 5pm.
Read more to get the agenda and zoom link.
Agenda: CSTA-LI Meeting on October 27 2022-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
Teach Security 2022-10-07 04:00:00Z 0

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award

The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards honor 9th-12th grade students, undergraduate and graduate students, and educators who are women, genderqueer, and non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions.
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award 2022-10-07 04:00:00Z 0

Present at CSTA 2023

Submit to Present at CSTA 2023 [Submission Deadline: November 6, 2022, 11:59 p.m. PT]We are now accepting submissions to present at the CSTA 2023 Virtual Conference, set for July 11-13, 2023! We're accepting submissions for breakout sessions, workshops, mini-sessions, and posters. Whether you've presented at a CSTA event before, or are looking to present for the first time, submissions are due by Nov. 6! Have a question that's not answered here? Reach out to the CSTA Events Team
Present at CSTA 2023 2022-10-07 04:00:00Z 0

NYSED Standards & Instruction Newsletter

Beginning this fall, the New York State Education Department’s Office of Standards and Instruction will publish a quarterly newsletter to share with educators important news, notable developments, helpful advice, and interesting information relating to standards-based instruction across all content areas. The newsletter, available on the Standards and Instruction homepage, will also include monthly supplements to present timely and relevant updates about numerous topics, including learning standards, awards, conferences, and instructional resources.  You may select the content areas of interest to you.

To be notified of new editions or to receive other updates from the Office of Standards and Instruction, please subscribe to the Content Area Notification Service. Please contact the Office of Standards and Instruction at 518-474-5922 or via email at emscurric@nysed.gov if you have any questions.

NYSED Standards & Instruction Newsletter Holmes 2022-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

CSTA-LI Meeting

UPDATED:  Here is the link for the meeting recording:  https://youtu.be/n8MkSl0zvGk
Please join us for a CSTA-LI Chapter Meeting on Thursday, September 29th, at 4pm. We will use this to plan regular meetings for this year. Bring your ideas for the types of topics and PD you'd like covered in future meetings. CTLE credit available on request.
CSTA-LI Meeting 2022-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

CSForNY State Summit 2022

UPDATED:  Here is the link to the slides from the Long Island meetup, updated with information from the chat.


The CSForNY State Summit is an opportunity to build and amplify momentum to reach all New York students with quality, equitable, and sustainable K-12 computer science education programs.

Join us for the free, virtual 2022 CSForNY State Summit on: 

  • Friday September 30th, 2022 from 9am - 1pm
  • Saturday October 1st, 2022 from 9am - 1pm
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