September 2023 Member Newsletter


August Member Meeting

Our CSTA-MN chapter will meet on Zoom Tuesday, September 26.

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


Note: The monthly meetings (Fireside Chats) on Artificial Intelligence, originally scheduled to start this month (today), have been canceled. Instead, we’ll include AI articles, videos, and tools to explore in this newsletter.

Aspirations in Computing

  • Applications opened September 1 and close November 6
  • Female-identified and gender-marginalized students in 9-12
  • Educator awards 
  • Request posters

AI News and Tools

“Tomorrow will look different and so will we.” Admiral Linda Fagan

I have 5(ish) mins

  • Video: An Equity Lens on Artificial Intelligence
  • Article: AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning: New Interactions, New Choices
I have 20 mins: Article: The ChatGPT list of lists: A collection of 3000+ prompts, examples, use-cases, tools, APIs, extensions, fails and other resources.
I have 1 hour: Freakanomics Podcast: AI is Changing Everything, Does that Include You? 
CS Equity Awareness: 
  • Article: AI automated discrimination: Here’s how to spot it. 
  • Article: AI Detection Tools Falsely Accuse International Students of Cheating
AI Tools to Explore:
  • An AI Career Coach tool is launching on CareerVillage.  Access here: 
  • Goblin Tools: Created to support neurodivergent people with tasks they find overwhelming. It is also an excellent tool for checking the tone of an email response to a parent or principal. Or, brain dump all the things you are trying to get done to create a to-do list. 
  • Semantris: Explore Machine Learning with Semantris. Semantris (by Google) is a set of work association games powered by machine learning. 

CSTA Conference 2024 - Las Vegas

July 16 - 19, 2024
Proposals for presentation 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.

The start date is October 4. Contact Rachelle Haroldson ( for more information.

PD Opportunities

Curricular Resources


Job Opportunities

For more opportunities, check out the CSTA job board: