Professional Learning

CSTA Virtual Conference

We hope you’ll continue to celebrate CS education in your classroom year-round! Join CSTA for CSTA 2023 Virtual Conference, set for July 11-13, 2023. CSTA+ members now have the opportunity to access the event at the lowest price. Don’t miss your chance to register for the 2023 conference at the lowest rate by becoming a CSTA+ member today! Join now or head to your CSTA member dashboard to upgrade.

CS Standards Modules

The AEA Statewide Computer Science team has created modules that educators can go through with a district team, PLC or grade level to support the unpacking process. The modules include an introduction to each concept area and provide support with unpacking the standards along with Elementary/Middle School/High School Examples. There are two options:

  1. Earn 1 License Renewal Credit

Search for “Unpacking the Computer Science Standards Self-paced Course” available through AEA Learning Online

2. Complete the modules on your own or with a team:

Search for access to all seven “Unpacking the Computer Science Standards Modules” available through AEA Learning Online PD

Recommended Modules:

Setting the Stage: Unpacking the Computer Science Standards

Unpacking the Computer Science Standards

Optional Modules, based on team needs:

Making Meaning: Computing Systems

Making Meaning: Networks and Internet

Making Meaning: Data and Analysis

Making Meaning: Algorithms and Programming

Making Meaning: Impacts of Computing

Cybersecurity Certification

The National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy (NCTA) is a 12-credit hour graduate certificate for high school teachers. Supported by a new grant from NCAE-C, California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) recently joins NCTA, to train another cohort of 35 high school teachers for the certificate. With grant funding, Sacramento State has funds to provide full-ride tuition scholarships to 35 qualified high school educators.

The coursework will include “Foundations in Cybersecurity,” “Introduction to Digital Forensics,” “Methods for Teaching Cybersecurity,” and “Cybersecurity Practicum.” The Sacramento State cohort will start in Summer 2023.

Two information sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Dec 20, 2022, and Jan 9, 2023 to provide more information about the virtual program, the scholarship and its application requirements. If you are interested, register for one of the information sessions here:

NCTA information session registration