The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) understands that teaching computer science is hard. That’s why our dedicated team and teacher-led Board of Directors has focused on creating a strong environment to support K–12 educators.
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Choose from a free Basic Membership and a CSTA+ Membership, which gives you resources, discounts, and professional development for just $50 per year.
NEW: $10 from each CSTA+ Membership fee goes to YOUR local chapter to build and support your computer science education community.
Search for your local CSTA Chapter. You may join as many chapters as you would like. Chapters currently active in New York are:
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Local chapters are the beating heart of CSTA. They build community among computer science teachers who are often isolated in their schools, provide professional development to help teachers improve their craft, and connect local teacher voices to the national computer science education community.
CSTA Leaders are elected each year by their members to organize meetings, provide resources, and build the local CS education community. Ask your leaders about opportunities to lead a meeting, provide space, and start helping with leadership responsibilities.
CSTA provides guidance, support, and available grant funding for eligible chapters. Are you based in the Finger Lakes, Rochester, Southern Tier, Central New York, or the Mohawk Valley? You might want to consider starting a CSTA Chapter for your region! How to start a chapter:
CSTA 2022’s educational program is crafted by teachers for teachers and focuses on supporting you both in your classroom and your personal professional development, whether you’re new to teaching computer science or you’re entering your twentieth year.
The Statement of Continued Eligibility gives existing CS teachers 10 years to complete certification requirements. It must be submitted by Sept 2024 and it is now available on the TEACH system along with the Individual Evaluation Pathway application. Visit NYSED's SOCE website for more information: