Since 2012, our organization has been committed to promoting and facilitating meaningful, rigorous coursework in Computing and Technology for all Rhode Island students.

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  • The CS4RI Slack Community Register here for the CS4RI Slack Community to stay up to date.If you are unable to register through the link above, please send us an e-mail so we ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2017, 7:53 AM by Dominic Herard
  • Join us for the CS4RI Community Kickoff Plan on joining us at the Tech Collective offices on 166 Valley Street in Providence for the this year's CS4RI Community Kickoff event. Computer Science educators, professional development providers ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2017, 7:24 AM by Dominic Herard
  • Upcoming Events for the 2017-2018 Academic Year Please join us for the following events aimed at educators and administrators at a variety of backgrounds.(Start times will be announced soon.)Tuesday, September 19 - (Virtual Meeting) - Things You ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2017, 7:12 AM by Dominic Herard
  • CSTA February Meeting Join us for our February meeting at 4 pm in Alger Hall, Room 110 at the Rhode Island College campus. Our topic will be "Equity and Diversity if CS Education ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2017, 12:12 PM by Dominic Herard
  • 2016 Computer Science Education Week event at Rhode Island College Join the CSTA-RI for its special Computer Science Education Week Celebration at Rhode Island College on December 8th in Alger Hall. At 4:30 pm, Dr. Kathi Fisler, Computer ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 6:33 PM by Dominic Herard
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2014 CSTA Annual Conference

The CS4RI Slack Community

posted Aug 23, 2017, 7:47 AM by Dominic Herard   [ updated Aug 23, 2017, 7:53 AM ]

Slack
Register here for the CS4RI Slack Community to stay up to date.

If you are unable to register through the link above, please send us an e-mail so we can send you an invitation. Use the address innovate.info@innovate.ri.gov.

Join us for the CS4RI Community Kickoff

posted Aug 23, 2017, 7:24 AM by Dominic Herard

Plan on joining us at the Tech Collective offices on 166 Valley Street in Providence for the this year's CS4RI Community Kickoff event. Computer Science educators, professional development providers, school administrators, and academics will come together to discuss curricula, strategies for teaching and learning, community engagement, and other relevant subjects.

Refreshments will be provided. 

For more information, check out the EventBrite link here.

Upcoming Events for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

posted Aug 23, 2017, 7:12 AM by Dominic Herard

Please join us for the following events aimed at educators and administrators at a variety of backgrounds.

(Start times will be announced soon.)

  • Tuesday, September 19 - (Virtual Meeting) - Things You Need to Know to Start the Year
  • Tuesday, October 24 - Raspberry Jam (at the New England Institute of Technology)
  • Tuesday, November 14 - (Virtual Meeting) - How to Lead an Hour of Code Session or Family Code Night
  • Tuesday, December 19 - Computer Science Education Week Teacher Celebration
  • Saturday, February 10 - CS EdCamp
  • Tuesday, March 6 - (Virtual Meeting) - Tools for ESL, Students with Disabilities, and Underrepresented Minorities
  • Tuesday, April 24 - CS Academic Challenge for AP Computer Science and Teacher Debriefing Session
  • Tuesday, May 22 - (Virtual Meeting) - Success Stories from the School Year

CSTA February Meeting

posted Mar 7, 2017, 12:12 PM by Dominic Herard

Join us for our February meeting at 4 pm in Alger Hall, Room 110 at the Rhode Island College campus. Our topic will be "Equity and Diversity if CS Education." We will be joined by representatives from GirlsWhoCode, Intracity Geeks, and NCWIT.

2016 Computer Science Education Week event at Rhode Island College

posted Sep 15, 2016, 6:33 PM by Dominic Herard

Join the CSTA-RI for its special Computer Science Education Week Celebration at Rhode Island College on December 8th in Alger Hall. At 4:30 pm, Dr. Kathi Fisler, Computer Science Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will give a presentation titled "Problem Solving, Program Design, and Peer Review: Lessons from Teaching Programming." At 6 pm, after the talk, participants are welcome to join fellow attendees for dinner at RIC's Donovan Dining Center.

CSTA-RI Presentation at the 2016 RIDE Innovation Powered by Technology Conference

posted Sep 15, 2016, 6:24 PM by Dominic Herard   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 6:26 PM ]


If you plan on attending the 2016 Rhode Island Department of Education Innovation Powered by Technology Conference, come to the CSTA-RI presentation at 10:45 am in Room 556 B. CSTA-RI officers will lead a session entitled "CSTA-RI Presents: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Teaching Computer Science But Were Afraid To Ask." Do bring questions about all aspects of Computer Science pedagogy. CSTA-RI officers will also offer hands-on demonstrations within the conference's SHAREfest Playground. More information about the conference can be found at https://www.rideconference.com.

CSTA-RI Q&A Session with Dr. Ken Wagner and Richard Culatta

posted Feb 25, 2016, 6:27 AM by Dominic Herard   [ updated May 21, 2016, 6:02 AM ]



On Wednesday, May 25, join the Computer Science Teachers Association of Rhode Island for an important event. Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Richard Wagner and Chief Innovation Officer Richard Culatta will be taking questions from attendees regarding Governor Gina Raimondo’s new initiatives toward expanding access to Computer Science opportunities for students. This event will be taking place from 5 pm to 6 pm at Rhode Island College in Alger Hall, Room 110.

You can learn more about Dr. Ken Wagner at the Rhode Island Department of Education website.

To find out about the activities of Richard Culatta and the RI Office of Innovation, go to their Facebook page.

CSTA-RI Winter Meeting at Fab Newport

posted Feb 24, 2016, 8:54 PM by Dominic Herard


Please join the CSTA-RI at our winter meeting on Thursday, February 24. We'll be gathering at the headquarters of Fab Newport, an inspiring organization devoted to bringing a range of technology experiences to young people. We will hear from local presenters on a variety of relevant topics. Janice Kowalcyzk will discuss using Scratch to further the Computational Thinking skills of 3rd to 8th graders. Sharon Ficarra will talk about the Code.org curriculum for elementary students. Finally, Fab Newport's Steven Heath and Nick Logler will highlight their efforts to bring together Maker culture, Computational Thinking, and Computer Science.

Where:     Fab Newport
                1 York Street
                Newport, RI  02840

Date:        Thursday, February 25th

Time:        4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Computer Science Education Celebration in December

posted Nov 12, 2015, 3:57 AM by Dominic Herard

Dr. Fred Martin
Our Computer Science Education Week Celebration will take place on Thursday, December 10th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Rhode Island College. Our featured speaker is Dr. Fred Martin, professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He will discuss "Challenges and opportunities bringing Computer Science into K-12 learning environments." The event will occur at Alger Hall, Room 110. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information about Dr. Martin's teaching and research, go to his faculty page at the UMass Lowell website.

Dr. Martin holds a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and a doctoral degree from MIT.

Computer Science Education Week, which was established by Congress in 2009, is an annual celebration of teachers, students, and community members "to promote awareness and heighten participation in Computer Science." The celebration is held during the second week of December in honor of Admiral Grace Hopper's birthday.

CSTA-RI at Newport STEAM Summit

posted Nov 12, 2015, 3:43 AM by Dominic Herard

CSTA-RI Vice President Dominic Herard and CSTA-RI Executive Director Prof. Joan Peckham participate in the October 28 Newport STEAM Summit
On October 28, the Computer Science Teachers Association of Rhode Island participated in the October 28th STEAM Summit at CCRI Newport hosted by the Newport Mentor/Co-op Group. Attendees discussed varied strategies for integrating technology and engineering concepts with the standard K-12 curriculum. Two members of the CSTA-RI Leadership Team spoke to fellow educators as well as business and community leaders about the mission and work of the organization. Pictured here are CSTA-RI Vice President Dominic Herard and CSTA-RI Executive Director Prof. Joan Peckham.

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