The Membership Committee of the CSTA is responsible for cultivating membership. It seems like a straightforward enough job, but we set our goals pretty high. The CSTA is valuable precisely because of its member base. Being a member of the CSTA gives you access to thousands of members around the world with whom you can share ideas, learn, and grow as a Computer Science teacher. We’re always trying to increase membership so that everyone has a great experience and lots of smart teachers to connect with. In addition to individual members, we also have institutional members: schools, universities, and companies who support the mission of the CSTA. These members provide additional resources for our members and often sponsor events and activities that are advertised to our membership.
How many members are there? Altogether, we have almost 20,000 members, both individual and institutional. These members represent all 50 states and over 140 countries. That’s a powerful group of advocates!
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Why join CSTA? I recently represented the CSTA at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference and was asked that quite a bit. Being a member of the CSTA means being a part of a larger community of Computer Science Teachers, Educators, and Advocates. You get access to curriculum resources, reports and information about Computer Science education. Many CS teachers are the only ones at their school, so having a community to connect with makes you feel less alone, and being a member means you, too, can contribute to the direction of Computer Science Education. There’s a lot of work to be done, and every voice needs to be heard, so add yours now! Find out more at the CSTA membership page.