WHO ARE WE?
 

The CSTA is the Voice for K–12 computer science education and its educators.

The Computer Science Teachers Association is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K–12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn. 

Why Should I Join the CSTA?
  1. Membership in CSTA means belonging to a community dedicated to excellence in high school computer science education.
  2. Membership in CSTA gives you a say in the development of critical policies concerning curriculum, standards, and certification.
  3. Membership in CSTA gives you preferred access to vital professional development opportunities such as national symposia and workshops.
  4. Membership in CSTA gives you access to more relevant resources, including instructional materials.
  5. Membership in CSTA gives you access to cutting-edge research about current teaching practices and technologies.
  6. Membership in CSTA makes you part of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) family of 80,000 educators, researchers, and professionals world-wide.

 

 
Who should join as a CSTA Individual Member?

CSTA Individual Members include: elementary school teachers, middle school teachers, high school computing teachers, college/university computer science faculty and education faculty, and members from industry interested in supporting computer science education and teachers.

 

Chapter Bylaws of CSTA MN – Gopher State

Article I:  Name and Affiliation 
 
The organization will be known as the Computer Science Teachers Association MN – Gopher State
(hereafter referred to as Chapter), a local chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association 
(hereafter referred to as CSTA). 
 
The Chapter is a legal and separate entity from the CSTA and the CSTA’s incorporation 
status, tax status, and insurance coverage do not extend to the Chapter. 
 
Article II:  Purpose 
 
CSTA is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer 
science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers 
and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully 
prepare themselves to teach and learn. 
 
The mission of the Chapter is to further the mission of the CSTA and be Minnesota’s leader in making
Computer Science recognized as an important discipline in the high school curriculum; establishing clear
state level standards; offering timely and purposeful professional development for CS teachers; and creating
mutually beneficial partnerships with businesses and post-secondary educational institutions..
 
The policies of the Chapter shall not reflect any political partisanship, nor any preference, 
discrimination, or limitation based upon sex, race, or religious affiliation. 
 
Article III:    Membership 
 
Section 1:  All members of the Chapter shall be members in good standing of the CSTA. 
 
Section 2:  The Chapter shall have a minimum of five (5) members, not all from the same 
institution. 

Section 3: A member is in good standing if he/she does not miss more than three (3) consecutive meetings.
 
Article IV:  Governance 
 
Section 1:  Leadership 
The Chapter shall be governed by a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer 
elected by the membership of the Chapter.  No member of the Chapter shall receive 
compensation for serving in the leadership of the Chapter. 
 
Section 2:  Duties of the Leadership 
The President of the Chapter is responsible for chairing meetings of the membership and 
communicating with the CSTA Chapter Liaison. 
 
The Vice-President of the Chapter is responsible for chairing meetings of the 
membership in the President’s absence. 
  
The Secretary of the Chapter is responsible for sending out meeting notices and 
maintaining meeting minutes and the membership roster. 
 
The Treasurer of the Chapter is responsible for the financial management of the Chapter. 
 
Section 3:  Meetings.  
The Chapter shall hold regular membership meetings.  One meeting per year shall 
include election of the Chapter leadership.  The Chapter shall hold a minimum of four (4) meetings per year.
 
Article V:  Chapter Obligations 
 
Section 1:  Annual Report 
The Chapter shall submit an annual report to the CSTA consisting of the activities of the 
Chapter during the preceding year and the proposed plan for the Chapter for the 
upcoming year. 
 
Section 2:  Membership Roster 
The Chapter shall submit a complete membership roster (including contact information) 
to the CSTA at least semi-annually. 
 
Section 3:  Leadership Roster 
The Chapter shall submit a complete roster of the Chapter leadership (including contact 
information) to the CSTA annually and whenever changes occur in leadership or contact 
information. 
 
Section 4:  Other Obligations 
The Chapter shall promptly provide other information to CSTA as requested. 
 
Article VI:  Amendments 
 
These Bylaws may be amended by a vote of 2/3 of the Chapter membership and approval 
of the CSTA Board of Directors. 
 
Article VII:  Dissolution 
 
The Chapter may be dissolved by a vote of 2/3 of the Chapter membership or by the 
CSTA Board of Directors. Any funds remaining for the Chapter upon dissolution and 
after the payment of legitimate debts shall revert to CSTA.