Monthly Meetings: 4th Thursdays, 4-6 pm at MGHPCC in Holyoke and Virtual.

  • May Meeting Cancelled: Thurs., May 25 - Integrating Digital Literacy Standards into Middle School (facilitator, Lisa Manzi, South Hadley Middle School) - CANCELLED, will be rescheduled for fall
  • Thurs., June 22 - Year End Social - location TBA

April Meeting
Thurs., April 27, 2017 4-6 pm at Mass. Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow St., Holyoke
Algorithms & Alligators: Easy & fun ways to implement computer science standards into K-5
Facilitator: Melissa Zeitz, Liberty Elementary School Springfield; with help from CSTA members
Join this session to try out and get ideas for lessons to integrate Digital Literacy & Computer Science Standards (on algorithms) into Elementary subjects: ELA, Math, Social Studies, Sicence, Technology

Past meetings:
Tues., Sept. 27, 2016 - Share-a-thon & Elect and meet new officers and members
Tues., Oct. 25, 2016 - 
Tues., Nov. 29, 2016 - Mobile Computer Science Principles "hangout" & meeting
Thurs., March 30 - ScratchEd Meetup - location TBA (details below)

Announcing 2016-17 CSTA-Western Mass Chapter Officers

·      President: Dr. Kathleen Gorski, Science Dept. Chair, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Wilbraham, Mass.

·      Vice President: Linda Courtney, Business & Technology Dept. Chair, Ludlow High School

·      Secretary: Suzanne Baker, Math & CS Teacher, Longmeadow High School

·      Treasurer: Melissa Zeitz, Technology Teacher, Liberty Elementary School, Springfield

·      Community Manager: Lisa Manzi, Technology Teacher, Michael E. Smith Middle School, South Hadley

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)

For the CSTA Greater Boston chapter's meeting dates and information on how to join the discussion, click on the link on the sidebar to the left.

Read about our chapter in the CSTA Voice
 newsletter (3/14 issue, go to p. 6).