Vermont Computer Science Teachers Association
Essex-Westford students use code to control fun robots.

Meet Vermont CSTA Chapter Leader
Peter Drescher


"EWSD  Hour of Code Week activities include a number of robot programming opportunities: Dash robots, Ozobots, and Beebots rule in our elementary schools!"


Meet Vermont CSTA Member
Renee Langevin

"I love Bitsbox! Here are some videos that teachers can play and kids can follow along. The teacher may want to pause the video at each step so the students have time to type in the code.

What you need to tell students to start Bitsbox:

  • Go to Bitsbox

  • DON’T sign in with Google (you can code without creating an account)

  • Instead, click GET STARTED

  • On the second screen, click LET’S GO

Additional activity cards - scroll down to see them all (I recommend printing them out for students)"
Meet Vermont CSTA Advisory Member
Shannon Walters

" Using MIT App Inventor, students are introduced to coding through fake voices  providing a basic understanding of machine learning."
Throughout the week, we have been introducing you to Vermont CSTA Chapter Leaders and Advisory Board and their favorite resources for inspiring students to learn computer science. 
We invite you to also share your favorite resource or OTHER highlights  of how you engaged students with computer science throughout the week to include in our CSED daily highlights.

We also invite you to stay connected throughout the year by adding Vermont as your local chapter when you join the free  Basic membership at CSTA. Don't forget to renew your membership annually.