Computing is everywhere in our modern lives. It is driving commerce and job creation, innovation in numerous other fields of science, and changing our daily lives. The discipline of computer science underpins these technological advances. It is critical that K-12 students gain the skills and knowledge that come from studying computer science, however, in Northern Virginia, like many other areas of the country, K-12 computer science is marginalized and students have little access to courses in this area.

To address this challenge this group of individuals committed to forming a chapter for the Computer Science Teachers Association, a globally recognized organization representing K-12 educators, to build a community of expertise, advocates and support to strengthen K-12 computer science education in Northern Virginia.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Oracle Java Training

Oracle Java Training is Coming to Northern Virginia (free for NVCSTA Chapter Members).  The training will be virtual from April 29 - July 19 and then in-person (at GMU) from Aug. 15 - 17.  Please register by April 12 at:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

February Updates

Thanks to Ria Galanos for a wonderful AppInventor Workshop and thanks to Marymount for hosting us!
Next Meeting: Saturday, February 23, 10am, GMU,
Oracle Java Training: It's coming.  Details aren't finalized yet, but it's looking like we'll have the virtual class run from the end of April through July, and then have a 3 day face-to-face class mid-August.
CSTA Equity Workshop: Kammy Sanghera will be representing our chapter at this workshop in early March.  When she returns, we will organize a local workshop so she can share what she learned with everyone.
CSTA Conference: It will be held in Boston, July 15 - 16.  It's a great way to learn about what's going on in the larger community and meet other CS teachers.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

AppInventor Workshop

We will be hosting an AppInventor Workshop on Saturday, January 26 at Marymount University.  If interested, please email: ria.galanos@gmail.com

Friday, September 28, 2012

Additional Updates - Sept. 28

Aspirations in Computing Awards - have your girls apply  - it's a great experience for them and a wonderful community to become a part of!  http://ww2.ncwit.org/award/award.index.php

CS4HS in Virginia - this is a Google sponsored workshop run by Virginia Tech (at their Northern Virginia location) Oct. 26-27.  High school teachers, check it out: http://highschool.cs.vt.edu/


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Update - Sept. 27, 2012

We had a great meeting on Sept. 15 - please check the minutes. 

We have some great opportunities coming up in the near future - read more below:

VA CSTA Workshop - Sept. 28 in Richmond.  http://vacsta.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/csta_brochure.pdf

Bootstrap Workshop - Oct. 20 at GMU. http://bit.ly/bootstrapNV

Apps4VA Competition - ongoing this fall. www.apps4v.org

Virginia Governor's Cup Competition focused on a Cyber Challenge - register by Oct. 15. www.technology.virginia.gov/CyberChallenge/index.cfm

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fall 2012 Updates

Saturday, Sept. 15, 10am - First Meeting of 2012-2013 school year
George Mason University - Nguyen Engineering Building Room 4201 (same location as previous meetings)
Light Refreshments will be served and parking vouchers will be taken care of for the garage.

Friday, September 28 - CSTA Virginia Conference: http://vacsta.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/csta_brochure.pdf

Saturday, October 20, 9am - Bootstrap Workshop: http://bit.ly/bootstrapNV

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Upcoming FREE Workshop

Bootstrap will be offering a FREE teacher workshop that will help you teach your students to Program, mathematically on June 9th in Washington, D.C.  For more information, please visit: http://www.bootstrapworld.org/ and to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/bootstrapDC.