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Meta’s Engineer for the Week introduces learners to the power of STEM and provides a pathway to create real impact in your community:
 
You'll have fun learning beginner-friendly coding and build a final project for a social issue you care about. Plus, you'll get your project reviewed by Meta employees, and receive a Certificate of Completion!
 
Sign up for this free small group live online coding class with Create & Learn, an award-winning education program.

Ohio Tech Day is coming up quick. Grab your Classroom Kit!

#OhioTechDay is coming up! It's a statewide celebration of tech in Ohio and a great way to get students excited for tech career opportunities. 
 
And as part of this year's #OhioTechDay celebration, we're sending classroom kits to any teacher interested. The best part? It'll include 2022 #OhioTechDay logo stickers that were designed by students for students!
 
Visit this link to learn more and get your free classroom kit while supplies last: https://www.ohiotechday.org/kits. And please consider sharing with any colleagues.

NJCTL AP Computer Science resources and PD now endorsed.

NJCTL is recognized by the College Board as an Endorsed Provider of curriculum and professional development for AP® Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) and AP® Computer Science A (AP CSA).

Using an Endorsed Provider affords schools access to fully-aligned resources including a pre-approved syllabus, curriculum, and officially recognized professional development that prepares teachers to teach the course.

Teaching Materials

NJCTL's free computer science curriculum teaches students how to use text-based programming to solve real world problems, and provides everything needed to get students programming on their first day of class:

  • Presentations with instructional videos
  • Guided programming activities
  • Interactive embedded formative assessment
  • Classwork-homework
  • Labs
  • Quizzes and tests
  • Unit plans
  • AP test prep
  • An approved AP syllabus with a year long plan

These comprehensive resources and materials make planning fast and easy, while eliminating the need for textbooks. Designed to support a social constructivist learning environment, NJCTL materials make learning engaging and accessible to every student. Materials are also fully editable so you can tailor them to meet any individual needs.

BGSU Looking to build a CSTA Cohort for CS Endorsement Program
If you are considering the endorsement pathway to obtain the Computer Science endorsement and can't find a university who offers the program, I have some good news! We have been contacted by Bowling Green State University about their program: the CS Educator Endorsement program. This program offers certified teachers a supplemental pathway to attain an additional certificate and teach computer science.
 
This new program has attracted attention from several Ohio teachers already. We have been asked if we could pull together a cohort to start this summer with the hope of possibly getting some financial assistance along the way. To make this possible, they need a cohort of at least 15 teachers. 
 
Dr. Lan Li has reached out to us to see if there would be enough interest among CSTA Ohio members to possibly recruit a CSTA cohort. If we can gather 15 or more interested teachers, Dr. Li would like to send a message to each about a potential for a tuition discount if they join CSTA and enroll in courses as part of the CSTA cohort. They are already planning to update the endorsement curriculum to address the updated standards. 
 
An email was sent out recently with an attached flyer with additional information. Please let me (Paula) know of your interest as soon as possible. I am going to compile a list of names and emails to forward to Dr. Li by the end of the month. There is contact information in the flyer if you have questions and want to contact Dr. Li for any clarification.
Election Results from 8/25/2022
  Election Results for 2022 Election & Bylaws Changes
 
  Started at: August 18, 2022 at 12:00pm
  Finished at: August 24, 2022 at 11:59pm
  Time zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
 
  41 of 145 ballots cast.
 
Option: Bylaw Amendment Approval for Addition of "Past-President" Position
Yes - I approve the amendment: 41 votes (100.0%)
No - I reject the amendment: 0 votes (0%)
 
Yes - I approve the amendment wins with 100.0% of the vote.
Votes tallied: 41
Option: Bylaw Amendment Approval of Splitting the Position of Secretary into "Recording Secretary" and "Communications Secretary"
Yes - I approve the amendment: 41 votes (100.0%)
No - I reject the amendment: 0 votes (0%)
 
Yes - I approve the amendment wins with 100.0% of the vote.
Votes tallied: 41
Option: Bylaw Amendment Approval of the Addition of 1 - 5 At-Large Positions
Yes - I approve the amendment: 40 votes (97.6%)
No - I reject the amendment: 1 vote (2.4%)
 
Yes - I approve the amendment wins with 97.6% of the vote.
Votes tallied: 41
Candidate: President - John Dutton
Yes - I approve the candidate: 40 votes (100.0%)
No - I reject the candidate: 0 votes (0%)
 
Yes - I approve the candidate wins with 100.0% of the vote.
Votes tallied: 40
Abstentions: 1
Candidate: Vice President
Shanti Coaston: 26 votes (70.3%)
Amanda O'Mara: 3 votes (8.1%)
Alisia Davis: 3 votes (8.1%)
Matthew Yuhasz: 5 votes (13.5%)
 
Shanti Coaston wins with 70.3% of the vote.
Votes tallied: 37
Abstentions: 4
Candidate: Treasurer - Brian Wetzel
Yes - I approve the candidate: 39 votes (100.0%)
No - I reject the candidate: 0 votes (0%)
 
Yes - I approve the candidate wins with 100.0% of the vote.
Votes tallied: 39
Abstentions: 2
Candidate: Recording Secretary (or Secretary if the amendment to split fails)
Amanda O'Mara: 8 votes (22.2%)
Jennifer Trost: 7 votes (19.4%)
Carla Neely: 21 votes (58.3%)
 
Carla Neely wins with 58.3% of the vote.
Votes tallied: 36
Abstentions: 5
Candidate: Communications Secretary (created if the amendment to split Secretary passes)
Jennifer Trost: 10 votes (27.0%)
Amanda O'Mara: 12 votes (32.4%)
Steve Phelps : 15 votes (40.5%)
 
Steve Phelps wins with 40.5% of the vote.
Votes tallied: 37
Abstentions: 4
Candidate: At-Large (contingent on the amendment to add 1-5 At-Large positions)
Jennifer Trost: 8 votes (21.6%)
Stephanie Hoeppner: 29 votes (78.4%)
 
Stephanie Hoeppner wins with 78.4% of the vote.
Votes tallied: 37
Abstentions: 4
 
The amendments must be approved by the CSTA Board to be made official, but we foresee no problems there. Jason Bohrer emailed the current Leadership team to let them know the wording in the bylaws really meant 67% of the "voting members" needed to approve the amendments before they could be sent to the CSTA Board for approval.
 
So, congratulations to those who won elections and at least one At-Large position will definitely be created. If the new Leadership Team chooses to create additional At-Large positions, the second one will be given to Jennifer Trost and any beyond that will require another election to be held for those positions.
 
We are very appreciative of the people who voted and look forward to what we can accomplish together in the coming year!

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