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  • resources- cryptography for middle school http://www.math.uic.edu/CryptoClubProject/The CryptoClub Project develops classroom and web-based materials to teach cryptography and related mathematics to middle-grade students in informal settings.
    Posted Jun 21, 2016, 1:31 PM by New Mexico Chapter
  • high school CS teachers- year long support, apply now https://ywic.nmsu.edu/sample-page/cs4hs_nmsu/Professional development for high school teachers!The Department of Computer Science at NMSU is offering year long professional development to high school ...
    Posted May 11, 2016, 1:47 PM by New Mexico Chapter
  • TeachCS Applications Opening for TCS Fellowship Awards http://www.teachcs.org/2016/05/05/teachcs-applications-opening-for-tcs-fellowship-awards/Lots of great opportunities on the teachcs.org website!
    Posted May 11, 2016, 1:35 PM by New Mexico Chapter
  • improve your coding skills! Online professional development opportunity With support from Google’s CS4HS program, Santa Fe Institute’s Learning Lab is offering a free online course called “Computer Science Principles - Aligned Integration of Modeling and Simulation” (CSP ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2015, 2:21 PM by New Mexico Chapter
  • CSTA-NM Bylaws COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION-NEW MEXICO CHAPTER BYLAWSArticle I: Name and AffiliationThe organization shall be known as the Computer Science Teachers Association-New Mexico (hereafter referred to as ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2015, 11:34 AM by New Mexico Chapter
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resources- cryptography for middle school

posted Jun 21, 2016, 1:31 PM by New Mexico Chapter

http://www.math.uic.edu/CryptoClubProject/
The CryptoClub Project develops classroom and web-based materials to teach cryptography and related mathematics to middle-grade students in informal settings.

high school CS teachers- year long support, apply now

posted May 11, 2016, 1:47 PM by New Mexico Chapter

https://ywic.nmsu.edu/sample-page/cs4hs_nmsu/
Professional development for high school teachers!

The Department of Computer Science at NMSU is offering year long professional development to high school teachers in Southern NM through Google’s Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) program.  NMSU CompThink is aimed to increase the number and diversity of high school teachers who can incorporate computational thinking and programming into their courses. This PD is targeted at teachers with no computer science or programming experience, high school math and biology teachers will be given priority.

TeachCS Applications Opening for TCS Fellowship Awards

posted May 11, 2016, 1:35 PM by New Mexico Chapter

http://www.teachcs.org/2016/05/05/teachcs-applications-opening-for-tcs-fellowship-awards/

Lots of great opportunities on the teachcs.org website!

improve your coding skills! Online professional development opportunity

posted Oct 19, 2015, 2:21 PM by New Mexico Chapter

With support from Google’s CS4HS program, Santa Fe Institute’s Learning Lab is offering a free online course called “Computer Science Principles - Aligned Integration of Modeling and Simulation” (CSP-AIMS).  This course prepares high school teachers to integrate computer modeling and simulation into AP CS Principles courses and builds the community of teachers who are offering rich computational thinking (CT) experiences through modeling and simulation.  

 

For more information and to register, please go to: https://csp-aims.appspot.com

 

CSP-AIMS provides six weeks of free online instruction to educators who are interested in embedding modeling and simulation within College Board’s AP CS Principles. The course will begin the week of November 2, 2015 and run seven consecutive weeks, ending on December 11, 2015.  Course materials will be posted weekly.


During the workshop, teachers will learn how to implement a four-week computer modeling and simulation module within an AP CS Principles course.  The module will address the AP CS Principles Big Ideas 1-4 and demonstrate how modeling and simulation can be used to address the 2014-2015 Performance Tasks Create/Programming and Explore/Impact. All lesson resources are aligned to the AP CS Principles, CSTA K-12 CS Standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  

Course takers are expected to have familiarity with the AP CS Principles course framework and prior exposure to introductory computer science concepts and programming constructs is assumed.  The course was designed as professional development for high school Computer Science teachers and thus teaching approaches and best practices to increase student learning will be included.  Additionally, university faculty, school administrators, and others may benefit from gaining an understanding of modern scientific practice using computer models and simulation in the context of scientific inquiry.  (You will need a Google account to access the course.  Visit https://accounts.google.com/SignUp to set up an account if you don’t already have one.)

 

CSP-AIMS lesson materials leverage the existing University of New Mexico CS590 “Learning and Teaching Computer Science for All” professional development course in modeling and simulation and the UNM CS108 “Computer Science for All” course that were developed with funding from the National Science Foundation CE21 CS10K program.

 

For more information and to register, please go to: https://csp-aims.appspot.com

Please forward this information to anyone you think might be interested!


For questions, please write to SFILearningLab@gmail.com

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Acknowledgement and Disclaimer: This course is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CNS 1240992.  Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


CSTA-NM Bylaws

posted Sep 17, 2015, 11:34 AM by New Mexico Chapter

COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION-NEW MEXICO CHAPTER BYLAWS

Article I: Name and Affiliation
The organization shall be known as the Computer Science Teachers Association-New Mexico (hereafter referred to as Chapter), a local chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association (hereafter referred to as CSTA). The Chapter is a legal and separate entity from the CSTA and the CSTA’s incorporation status, tax status, and insurance coverage do not extend to the Chapter.

Article II: Purpose
CSTA is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn.  The mission of the Chapter is to further the mission of the CSTA and to actively promote teacher certification, gender equity and the study of computer science AP as an academic core course in all academic settings. The policies of the Chapter shall not reflect any political partisanship, nor any preference, discrimination, or limitation based upon sex, race, or religious affiliation.

Article III: Membership
Section 1: All members of the Chapter shall be members in good standing of the CSTA.
Section 2: The Chapter shall have a minimum of five (5) members, not all from the same institution.

Article IV: Governance
Section 1: Leadership
The Chapter shall be governed by a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, a Publicist, and University Liaison, elected by the membership of the Chapter. No member of the Chapter shall receive compensation for serving in the leadership of the Chapter.
Section 2: Duties of the Leadership
The President of the Chapter is responsible for chairing meetings of the membership and communicating with the CSTA Chapter Liaison.
The Vice-President of the Chapter is responsible for chairing meetings of the membership in the President’s absence.
The Secretary of the Chapter is responsible for sending out meeting notices and maintaining meeting minutes and the membership roster.
The Treasurer of the Chapter is responsible for the financial management of the Chapter.
The Publicist of the Chapter is responsible for coordinating media coverage, member notification of events and can be spokesperson for the chapter.
University Liaison is responsible for promoting CSTA among local colleges and universities.
Section 3: Meetings.
The Chapter shall hold regular membership meetings. One meeting per year shall include election of the Chapter leadership.

Article V: Chapter Obligations
Section 1: Annual Report
The Chapter shall submit an annual report to the CSTA consisting of the activities of the Chapter during the preceding year and the proposed plan for the Chapter for the upcoming year.
Section 2: Membership Roster
The Chapter shall submit a complete membership roster (including contact information) to the CSTA at least semi-annually.
Section 3: Leadership Roster
The Chapter shall submit a complete roster of the Chapter leadership (including contact information) to the CSTA annually and whenever changes occur in leadership or contact information.
Section 4: Other Obligations
The Chapter shall promptly provide other information to CSTA as requested.

Article VI: Amendments
These Bylaws may be amended by a vote of 2/3 of the Chapter membership and approval of the CSTA Board of Directors.

Article VII: Dissolution
The Chapter may be dissolved by a vote of 2/3 of the Chapter membership or by the CSTA Board of Directors. Any funds remaining for the Chapter upon dissolution and after the payment of legitimate debts shall revert to CSTA.



Proposed Activities
1. Raise awareness of computing disciplines, Computer Science and Computer Science AP throughout the State of New Mexico during Computer Science Education week by providing each member of the CSTA-NM and other teachers who participate in the Challenge with the video sound bites CSTA has
published and released.
2. Offer computer science AP courses during the regular school year through face-to-face instruction, and/or distance learning method using a learning management program to deliver course content. Connectivity for such a method is in place in the state of New Mexico through our virtual high school
set up.
3. Promote STEM courses, gender equity, recruitment of minorities to include females through computer science open house affairs, career expos in the spring. Be present at Guidance Counselors assemblies to help students make an informed choice in course selection.
4. Develop a dialogue with building administrators on how CSAPA can help improve the AYP by providing course work that is practical and that manipulates data and variables.
5. Offer continuous professional development workshops and summer institutes for teachers through the Challenge Program.
6. As a matter of New Mexico Public Education Department policy, all New Mexico high school students must take an AP course or enroll in a college course before they graduate from high school. Out of this is not only exposure and experience in college, but also grants them dual credit from both the college and high school in partial fulfillment of high school graduation requirements.

Meet the New CSTA-NM Officers!

posted Sep 17, 2015, 11:18 AM by New Mexico Chapter

Since there were no contended offices, the nominees listed will be installed as the new CSTA-NM officers on July 15, 2015.  Congratulations and thanking for serving in this capacity! 

June 2015 notes

posted Mar 19, 2015, 10:56 AM by Lindsay Bradley   [ updated Sep 17, 2015, 11:12 AM by New Mexico Chapter ]

6-5-15
1) Remember to use CSTA-NM in all correspondence and discussions of the New Mexico Chapter of the CSTA.
2) The annual report for 2014 has been submitted to the National CSTA (emailed to Fran Trees) by Albert Simon.
3) We owe a debt of gratitude to Celia Einhorn for keeping CSTA alive!  Thank you, Celia.
4) We are comparing and merging the membership so we can invite all those from CSTA National who live in NM to the CSTA-NM.  (They are not automatically added to our roster.)
5) Present elected officers will remain in place until July 15, 2015 at which time the new officers will be seated. 

Albert Simon and Irene Lee are meeting to merge the membership and set up the nominations for office.

Welcome the the CSTA Chapter Site!

posted Mar 19, 2015, 10:53 AM by Lindsay Bradley

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