CSTA of Western Mass Meetings

Please check out our new website at 
https://westernmass.csteachers.org/page/events

Welcome to the CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) of Western Massachusetts!

Join CSTA-WMass for free by emailing cstawmass@gmail.com

Next Meetings (2nd Thursday of the month + extra events)  

February:

  • INTRO TO FLEXIBLE SENSORS FOR TEACHERS 
    • Saturday, Feb 8,  9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, Smith College LLO22 Ford Hall - Northampton, MA  Registration.
  • BRAINCO 
    • Thursday, Feb 13, 4:30 - 6:30 PM,  MA Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA. Sign up form.
March:
    • APP INVENTOR MEETUP 
      • Thursday, March 12, 4:30 - 6:30 PM, MA Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA  
April:

  • SENSOR-ATIONAL STEAM 
    • Saturday, April 4, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM , MA Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA 
  • TECH PETTING ZOO 
    • Thursday, April 9, 4:30 - 6:30 PM, MA Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA 
     

Monthly Meetings Sept-June: 2nd Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 pm at MGHPCC in Holyoke and online.

Nov. DLCS licensure workshop:  Anne Demallie of DESE presentation

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2019-2020 CSTA-Western Mass Chapter Officers

 PresidentMelissa Zeitz, Technology Teacher, Liberty Elementary School, Springfield

TreasurerDan Manseau, Technology Teacher, Boland Elementary, Springfield

Social Media ManagerLisa Manzi, Technology Teacher, Michael E. Smith Middle School, South Hadley

Officers: Norman Price, Amherst Regional Middle School, @box886 

                Beth Dichter, Greenfield Public Schools; 

                Tiffany Davis, Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District.

 Faculty Advisor: Beryl Hoffman, Elms College




The Computer Science Teachers Association -Western Massachusetts Chapter was formed in 2013. 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 CSTA and to:
  • Promote professional development & leadership of CS teachers
  • Create a community of CS teachers in Western Massachusetts
  • Share CS education, knowledge, and expertise
  • Evaluate CS teachers needs
To get involved:
  1. Join our googlegroup listserv by emailing: cstawmass@gmail.com
  2. Join us at our next meeting
  3. Become a member of CSTA here: http://www.csta.acm.org/index.html
  4. "Like" us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cstawma
  5. "Follow" us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cstawm  (@cstawm)