CSforAZ News

Issue 3: January 2018

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CS News

CS Standards Development Timeline

CS standards development is set to begin. For more information on the tentative timeline, click here. For applications to join the working groups, apply here.

Governor's Budget and CS

2.5 million announced to expand the Governor's Partnership for K-12 CS pilot program that will allow schools to offer high-quality, rigorous training for new computer science teachers

Announcement here.

Technolochicas LiFT in AZ

Televisa Foundation strongly believes Latina girls should have more possibilities to dream big on what they can become in areas of study that can revert situations of poverty, be granted skills, and knowledge that enable them to contribute to a more economically sound and diverse country.

This is why in 2017, Televisa Foundation in collaboration with the League of the United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and local organizations offered Technolochicas LiFT (TC Lift) programs. We are proud to announce that for the spring semester of 2018 with the support of INTEL we will offer 15 TC Lift programs in the state of Arizona. Through the Lift program we will introduce over 300 middle school girls to computer science in Nogales, Tucson and Phoenix.

Upcoming deadlines and events

Deadline Approaching!

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and Infosys Foundation USA have announced the 2018 CSTA/Infosys Foundation USA Awards for Teaching Excellence. These awards celebrate the best computer science educators across the US and the world! The deadline to submit applications and nominations is January 22, 2018, and the awards are open to K-12 computer science teachers from around the globe. Hurry over to our site for more details on how to apply.

Code.org Professional Learning

Whether you are new to teaching computer science (CS) or have experience teaching other CS courses, the program is designed to promote growth by providing space for you to become comfortable with curricular materials, CS content, and pedagogy. Our curriculum provides a complete set of lesson plans that include inquiry-based activities, videos, assessment support, and educational tools. Learn more and apply here.

How Does Teacher Leadership Play a Role in Advancing CS?
January 25 from 7:30-8:30pm ET

Join us to learn from representatives from Alabama, Arkansas, and Virginia who can shed light on the different approaches states are taking, how teachers are helping, and what you can do to advocate for CS in your state. To learn more, see the events calendar.


CSforAZ is a group of dedicated volunteers committed to enabling all K-12 students in Arizona to have access to computer science (CS) education.