I love this view of the CSTA website. At its heart, the CS teacher community is all about learning and growing professionally while belonging to a strong connected community of fellow learners, and engaging in actions to advance equitable access to CS teaching and learning. To this end, I've been working with an amazing CSTA Arizona board and local partners to bring exactly these kinds of opportunities to teachers in Arizona who might otherwise feel isolated or be the only CS teacher in their school or district. We've had regional meet-ups in different areas of the state to provide for local engagement and annual fall convenings to share vision and strategic approaches to bring back to our respective areas. This past summer, we launched a whole week of CS professional development. The whole story is below and long overdue - it's one I submitted to CSTA Voice back in August - but with CSEd week just around the corner and our chapter beginning the plans for year 2 of CSPD week, no better time to tell our story of the power of partnerships and community to make amazing things happen to "learn, belong, and engage." As one teacher said at the end of the week, I feel like I've found my tribe!"
And here's a video of the week:
From CSTA Voice August 2019