May 2023 Member Newsletter
Our CSTA-MN chapter had our last monthly meeting on April 19. Participants learned how some are using ChatGPT in the classroom, and presenters shared updates on the Minnesota CS Education Advancement Act
If you missed last month's meeting, you can review the meeting slides shared here.
Join us this week for our meeting Wednesday, May 17, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. to connect for our CSTA-MN chapter meeting (meeting link to be shared soon).
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May Member Meeting

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 3:30 - 4:30 PM 

Code Savvy Celebrate! 

May 20, 2:30 to 5:30 pm: DeLaSalle High School in Downtown Minneapolis. Join us for a day of fun, community, and celebrating all of the people who are a part of our programs! We will have food, music, a photo booth, henna, games, and awards. A tech playground will be available for students and teachers to explore - and even some drones that you can learn to fly! Register Here.

Empower{MN:CS}, Professional Development in Duluth, MN

July 24 - 26+, 2023: website & registration
As a participant, you will learn how to integrate computer science and computational thinking into your classrooms. You will also better understand how to support student access to and participation in computer science opportunities.
July 23 Kickoff reception at 6:00 p.m.
July 24 - 26 workshops for various CS tracks
  • K-8 Integrated Computer Science
  • Mobile CS Principles (9-12)
  • MNCodes Cohort
  • Beginner Scratch Camp (K-12)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Scratch Camp (K-12)
  • Counselors for Computing (C4C)
  • Building Equitable Computer Science Pathways Workshop for School Leaders
  • Scaling Inclusive Pedagogy (K-12)
+July 26 - 28 CS Coaching for Equity (9-12)

St. Scholastica Summer 2023 Computer Programming Course (Java) for HS students; Duluth, MN

June 19 - August 14:  Course details here.

Student Competitions Course at St. Cloud State University

June 27 - 29: This summer course will provide practical experiences and research in a technological system in communication, construction, manufacturing or transportation/energy. Contact Mike Sundblad ( for more information.


2023 Minnesota Computer Science Education Advancement Act Progress Continues
Senate Bill SF757 and House Bill HF759 have been introduced and call for policies and funding that support computer science education in Minnesota.  Follow along with progress at

Job Opportunities

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