Membership Benefits

Use this chart to compare the benefits of CSTA Basic and CSTA+ memberships. When you’re ready to join, just hit the join button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to get started.

Membership BenefitsCSTA Basic (free)CSTA+ ($50 annually)
Learn and Grow
Attend the CSTA annual conference
Apply for conference scholarships
Connect with other computer science educators year-round through the CSTA virtual communities
Receive discounted conference registration rates, and register early  
Access exclusive discounted registration for CSTA virtual summits  
Receive free registration for CSTA’s Professional Learning Series  
Access previous conference videos and session resources 
Access free and discounted professional development opportunities and courses, including:
• We Teach_CS Praxis exam preparation discount of $100 off
• Free CompuScholar Praxis exam prep courses
• College of St. Scholastica 10% tuition discount
• Free access over 30 curated courses on Pluralsight One, and receive 60% discount on full access plan
Access CSTA’s on-demand courses tailored specifically for CS educators  
Lead and Engage with CSTA
Join a CSTA chapter
Apply for and receive CSTA awards and fellowships 
Serve on the CSTA Board of Directors, CSTA Committees, and as a CSTA Chapter Leader*  
Serve as a Computer Science Honor Society (CSHS) Advisor 
Vote in CSTA elections 
Support Your Teaching
Purchase discounted classroom materials, including:
• Chibitronics 25% off discount
• Wonder Workshop PD and Robotics package for 50% discount
• BirdBrain Technologies free 30-day trial and discounted Micro:bit in Wonderland ebook (50% off)
• Sphero: 10% off Robots and packs, and 20% off accessories
Stay Informed
View and download CSTA’s student and teacher standards
Receive CSTA’s The Voice: newsletter with resources and opportunities
Receive a digital subscription to ACM Inroads magazine 
Receive CSTA+ newsletter monthly 
This chart is an overview comparison of the benefits included in CSTA Basic and CSTA+ memberships.