August 2023 Member Newsletter
Back to School!
This newsletter contains some of the events, news, and opportunities related to the start of this academic year.
Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash


August Member Meeting

Our CSTA-MN chapter will meet on Zoom next week on Tuesday, August 22.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m Central Time

STEM Day at the MN State Fair

Thursday, August 24th

CSTA Conference 2024 - Las Vegas

July 16 - 19, 2024
Interested in presenting?
Proposals are due October 30, 2023

CSTA-MN Book Club (2023-2024)

CSTA-MN plans to host a book club this fall with the book Data, Responsibly (Vol. 1), Mirror Mirror, a free downloadable comic discussing AI, algorithms, equity, access, and more.  Would you be interested in participating in the CSTA-MN fall book club?

If yes, please complete this book-club interest form.

Monthly Fireside AI chats.
Join us the second Thursday of every month to learn a new AI tool, discuss AI success/concerns and learn about business/industry AI applications. These meetings will be quick but informative at 35 min.  @ 3:15-3:50  
dates: (9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9)
Save these dates on your calendar and look for an email from the organizer (Alexandra Holter, with details on how to join. The first meeting will focus on AI Prompting.


Minnesota CS Legislation Passed
On May 24th, 2023, Governor Walz signed the K-12 education omnibus into law, which includes a CS education policy! This 1-page summary includes information about the bill, including the following details of what is included in the legislation. Want to be involved? Consider joining the working group. Working Group Applications are available here:
Applications close on August 25, 2023
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

PD Opportunities

Curricular Resources


Job Opportunities

For more opportunities, check out the CSTA job board: