2023 Elections for CSTA Utah!
Interested in Leadership at CSTA Utah?
If you would like to join the CSTA Utah team and help build and strengthen our organization, we would love to hear from you. No prior leadership experience necessary. We are looking for educators to join our team, learn the ropes, and build a better CSTA Utah for the future. Please fill out this short survey.

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CSTA Utah Chapter News - Looking Forward to 2023 Conference
Put power in your students' hands!
Victor from Avondale School District was able to design a computer game with the code he started in third grade. Fast forward to sixth grade, Victor is coding his own robots! 
Watch how Victor's coding skills transform his learning and confidence. "Kids are never too young to code – because they can try to reach their dreams using their computers," says Victor. 
You can create your own demo account here to explore the platforms some more, including The Educator Portal, LaunchPad (Elementary), Voyage (Secondary), and Typing Station. 
This is all comprehensive K-12 curriculum that covers all of the CSTA standards.
We also provide a free classroom trial version of that platform that you can check out and sign up for here.

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Keep up on the Latest CSTA National and Chapter Events 

Check out what’s happening at CSTA during 2022! Bookmark this page of our website to stay abreast of CSTA National webinars and events and your chapter’s events! Be sure to log into your CSTA+ member profile to ensure you get free registration to our webinars! Want access to this content and so much more? Upgrade to CSTA+ today! 

Highlights From The Voice 

Here is what you may have missed on The Voice.
  • Free Downloadable STEM Posters: Embed STEM in the School Culture — In this post, author Angela Cleveland provides resources for your CS classroom. Check them out! 
  • Identity Markers & Equity in CS: CSTA Equity Fellow Vanessa Jones explains how CS teachers must explore how their identities and experiences impact the choices they make in the computer science classroom. Learn more
  • The Importance of Equitable Teaching Practices in CS — Monica McGill discusses the research surrounding girls in CS. Read more.
Are you interested in sharing your stories with us? Reach out to media@csteachers.org for more information on how you can share your voice.

Conference dates

Friday, February 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday morning 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Desert Hills High School
828 Desert Hills Dr, St George, UT
Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 8:30 a.m.
Utah Valley Convention Center
220 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601

Become a CSTA+ Member to Get Early Access to
Conference Registration

CSTA 2023 registration will be opening soon, and CSTA+ members will have the opportunity to access the event at the lowest price for the first few weeks of registration. Don’t miss your chance to register for the 2023 virtual conference at the lowest rate by becoming a CSTA+ member today!
Upgrade your membership by visiting your member dashboard.

Social and Emotional Learning Course

December 6-9, 2022, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

CSEdWeek 2022 Kick-Off Panel

 As we aim to celebrate our progress, we’ll hear from a select panel of the 2022 CS Heroes about their own progress and celebrate community milestones in CS Education. Our panelists will discuss their own journeys to computer science, what has inspired them, and their recommendations for how we can continue to advance so that every student has an equal opportunity to learn computer science. Our panelists include Okezue Bell, Yim Register, Kayla Saniya Fortson, and Daisy Murillo.
Monday, Dec 5, at 11 am MT

CSEdWeek: Ways you can Advocate for CS in Your Community!

Are you looking for ways to advocate for computer science in your community? Looking for where to start? Look no further than this session. The CSTA Teacher-Led Policy committee will share ways all teachers can become advocates for CS in their schools, communities, regionally, and beyond!
December 7, 2022, 4 pm to 5:30 pm MT

Examining K-12 CS Education from the Teacher’s Lens:

Results of a Recent National Study

Join us as we share the results of our national landscape study examining the background and experiences of thousands of PreK-12 CS teachers in the United States to understand challenges and opportunities for support creating more equitable student outcomes.
December 8, 2022, 3 pm to 4:30 pm MT

Encourage Your HS Students to Apply for the Cutler-Bell Prize! 

CSTA has opened applications for the 2022-2023 Cutler-Bell Prize, which looks to recognize up to four high school senior students residing in the US for their projects in CS. Winners will receive a $10,000 prize to go to their college/university of choice. Applications are due by Jan. 27, 2023. Share the application with your students.
Codédex: New 8-Bit Learn to Code Platform for K-12
Codédex is a brand new way to learn to code for K-12 and college students.

Journey through the fantasy land of Python, HTML/CSS, or JavaScript and earn XP to unlock new regions and collect all the badges at your own pace. And it's free!

The folks behind Codédex are based in Brooklyn, NY, and have taught Computer Science at Columbia, NYU, and CUNY. Each challenge is curated by educators and engineers and works both in classrooms and online settings.
We would love for your class to try it out! Email team@codedex.io if you have any questions
Get Ready for CSEdWeek with Robotical's Hour of Code activities!
CSEdWeek is fast approaching. Why not introduce your students to the exciting world of robotics with Marty the Robot? 
We've created four activities for K-6 that you can do with your young learners - with and without Marty. Start with Unplugged programming, move on to the remote controller, then get started with icon-based program MartyBlocks Jr (based on ScratchJr). Finish with getting to know MartyBlocks (based on Scratch) for more advanced sequences. 
Head over to Robotical's Learning Portal to check these lessons out, or have a look for them on the Hour of Code website.

Support CSTA Through AmazonSmile

Did you know that for each purchase made on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to your favorite charitable organization? We encourage you to select CSTA and help us achieve our mission of supporting CS teachers around the world! Simply log into AmazonSmile using your Amazon.com credentials and search “Computer Science Teachers Association” to get started. We appreciate your support!