MA Teacher STEM Fair

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Educators from across the state and their families came together at Patriot Place on September 30th to dive into hands-on STEM lessons and explore state-wide STEM organizations, including CSTA.
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ChatGPT and Its Impact on Education

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The CSTA Western Mass chapter held a session in January on ChatGPT, the ground-breaking AI that generates code and text. ChatGPT has been in the news and was recently blocked from NYC schools – you may even have been asked about it in your district.
ChatGPT and Its Impact on Education Tiffany Davis 2023-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

2022 New England Regional Conference

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Computer science educators from across New England gathered face-to-face at the University of Massachusetts School of Education on Veteran's Day weekend 2022 to learn, network and socialize.
2022 New England Regional Conference Tiffany Davis 2023-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

Making Waves in Chicago

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Did you know that there are 97 CSTA chapters across the world, including chapters in Alaska, Nigeria and the Philippines? CSTA Western Mass members had a chance to network with and learn from CSTA members and staff at the 2022 national conference, held face-to-face in Chicago.
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Breakfast & Binary

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Over 100 teachers from across MA gathered virtually on October 3rd to create (and eat!) CS-themed pancakes and experience unplugged activities related to the classic children's picture book If You Give a Pig a Pancake. The event concluded with a "lesson sprint," where teachers designed and shared a computer science lesson centered around the book.
Breakfast & Binary Tiffany Davis 2022-07-14 04:00:00Z 0

First-Ever MA Teacher Hackathon

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In honor of Computer Science Education Week (December 6-12), the Western Mass and Greater Boston chapters invited educators from across the state to join the first-ever MA Teacher Hackathon. Attendees spent the day developing coding skills by building a project in response to one of four UN Sustainability goals: zero hunger, good health and well-being, reduced inequalities, and climate action.
First-Ever MA Teacher Hackathon Tiffany Davis 2022-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
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Coding with Drones

Posted on Dec 26, 2019
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It was a different pre-flight checklist: propeller guards instead of seat backs, battery charge instead of tray tables, and WiFi on instead of off. Once completed, Western MA CSTA members took flight, learning to use the Tello drone and Droneblocks app to teach students coding.
Coding with Drones Tiffany Davis 2019-12-26 05:00:00Z 0

New MA CS License 

Posted by CSTA on Nov 14, 2019
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Interested in the new Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science license? Anne DeMallie, who works for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as the Digital Literacy and Computer Science Support Lead, walked educators through the process of applying for the new license and provided an update on the state's current K-12 computer science initiatives.
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NICERC Cybersecurity Training CSTA 2019-10-27 04:00:00Z 0