Join our next General CSTA Meeting May 30th, 2019!

Get ready for another exciting meeting with CSTA!
Mingle and network with colleagues teaching computing across San Diego!


Agenda Overview

AP CSP counting as a D Lab Science (3rd year recommended credit)
Announcement of AP CS A counting as a C Math (4th-year credit)
Call for presenting at 2019-20 CSTA meetings Board Status
Call for new CSTA-SD board members for 2019-2020

**Honoring College Board Female Diversity Award Winners: Corri-Anne Burgess, Ray Kinne, and Jim Jenkins.
Diversity Award Winners will discuss recruiting strategies for women.

**Coding Clubs Community Service ProgramNational School District and Sweetwater High School

**Internet of Things or Wearable Tech, John Ottia
**Play Potato Pirates Coding Game (No computer needed)

Three Teachers received awards from the AP Computer Science College Board

Teachers Corri-Anne Burgess at Kearny SCT, Jim Jenkins at Crawford, and Ray Kinne at San Diego Business have earned the first College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles.

Out of more than 18,000 schools worldwide that offer AP courses, only 490 schools earned the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles.

The AP Computer Science Principles course launch in 2016 was the largest in College Board history. AP Computer Science Principles has promoted the growth of computer sciece in high schools by 135% since 2016, broadening STEM career opportunities for more students. San Diego Unified, through the College, Career and Technical Education Department joined this effort in conjunction with UCSD through the CS-CaVE grant, which provided training and support. SDUSD has ICT pathways from middle school to high school, with courses such as Game Design, GIS, Web Design, and Cybersecurity, as well as AP CS A and AP Computer Science Principles.

For more information about AP Computer Science Principles and ICT pathways in our district, please contact Gail Lake in the Office of College, Career, and Technical Education.


CSTA Professional Meeting on November 29th 2018!

Join the CSTA for another jam-packed evening of computing professional development fun!

Tentative Schedule:
Art Lopez’s President’s report
Anthonette Pena on, CSPD week
Ray Kinne’s presentation
Joe Politz & Shirley Miranda on Bootstrap
Community College CS Programs ( for teachers or students)
CyberSecurity PD by SoCal Cup

Register Here

Counselors for Computing PD in Emerging Careers!


UC San Diego’s CREATE, San Diego Unified School District, Sweetwater Unified School District, the National Center for Women & Information Technology, Counselors for Computing program, and the National Girls Collaborative Project invite middle and high school counselors to:

Get information and resources you can use to set students on a path toward stable, rewarding and flexible computing careers that change the world!
During the program, you will:

  • Try your hand at coding so please bring your laptop or tablet!

  • Learn about career prospects in this fast-growing sector, and why employers want a large and diverse talent pool from which to draw

  • Learn about changes in computer science education, including:

– Local computer science education initiatives that lead to more course     offerings
– What new courses are like, and how they count toward graduation and
preparation for postsecondary pathways
– Why computer science is a fundamental literacy, no matter what your students’ plans

  • Meet technology professionals, learn about their jobs and how they found their way into computing

  • Enjoy lunch and receive continuing education credit

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Teaching Impacts of Technology in K-12 Education Specialization. 

According to a recent Gallup & Google Trends in The State of Computer Science Report, 60% of schools in the U.S. do not have a single computer science course. Dr. Beth Simon, Teaching Professor in the Department of Education Studies at UC San Diego, wants to make sure teachers in every school have the necessary skills to address this challenge. Using her unique combination of computer science knowledge and k-12 pedagogy, Dr. Simon is creating a series of online courses to empower teachers to teach CS, starting with the new Teaching Impacts of Technology in K-12 Education Specialization. If you’re looking to teach digital literacy and create enthusiasm for Computer Science education read on to see how this Specialization can help.”

Read more here.