CSTA of Western Mass Meetings


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

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

Next Meetings:

MAY 7th Tech Petting Zoo 4-6 PM, MGHPCC

MAY 23rd Hummingbird workshop 4-7 PM, MGHPCC : Register Here

JUNE 2nd Sunday 8:30-5:30 PM: Train the Trainer Makey Makey Workshop (register here, discount code: 8R0B0R4U)

JUNE 20th Thu 4-7 PM: Scratch Meetup, MGHPCC

 August 15 4-7 PM:  Google CSFirst Workshop, MGHPCC

Monthly Meetings: 3rd Thursdays, 4-6 pm at MGHPCC in Holyoke and online.

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2018-19 CSTA-Western Mass Chapter Officers

·      Co-PresidentMelissa Zeitz, Technology Teacher, Liberty Elementary School, Springfield

·      Co-PresidentScott Wohlers, 5th grade teacher, Dryden School, Springfield

·      Vice-President and Social Media ManagerLisa Manzi, Technology Teacher, Michael E. Smith Middle School, South Hadley

·      TreasurerDan Manseau, Technology Teacher, Boland Elementary, Springfield

·      SecretaryDenise Matuszczak,  Administrator of Digital Learning and Assessment, Springfield Public Schools

·      Web ManagerKevin Murphy, Frontier Regional School

·      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)