PD Provider Summit

Teachers engaged in computer science PD, at CSTA Annual ConferenceCurriculum and PD providers in particular have a lot of power to influence what’s viewed as “normal” in the CS classroom. The relatively few people who write curriculum or design PD have an outsized impact. We need to learn, grow, ask questions, and build community in order to live up to responsibilities of that impact. Also, meeting other curriculum and PD nerds is fun!

If you design PK-12 computer science professional development at scale, we welcome you to join our community, led by volunteers from this community. We will focus on supporting teacher development of equitable and inclusive teaching practices. Goals include building community, sharing best practices, solving collective challenges, and exchanging ideas. This will enable us to collectively improve as a community and make more a substantial impact on the field.

In-Person Summit: Thursday, July 14

We're coming back together in person for the first time in a long time, and we'd love to have you join us! If you are joining the CSTA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, please join our in-person summit that immediately precedes the opening keynote. There are three great sessions planned, with most time spent in small group conversation. We will build in plenty of time for community building and also organize unconference sessions for informal conversations about common areas of interest. Lunch will be provided! There is no cost to attend (beyond conference registration), though space is limited.


  • Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
  • Time: 12:30 to 4:30 pm CT
  • Location: McCormick Place West, Chicago, IL (room W184bc)
  • Cost: Free, with lunch provided!
  • Audience: People who design PK-12 computer science professional development at scale
  • Goals: Build community, share best practices, solve collective challenges, and exchange ideas.
  • Focus: Standard 2. Equity & Inclusion: How do we better integrate tenets of identity-inclusive computing education in our (curriculum + PD) programs?


Time (CT)


12:30 - 1:00

Lunch & Networking

1:00 - 1:15

Summit Kickoff, Framing, and Introductions

1:15 - 2:25

Better Integrating Equitable and Identity-Inclusive Computing Practices in Our PD Programs - facilitated by Joanna Goode & Gail Chapman
  • Framing (10 mins)

  • Individual Journaling: What does “equitable and identity-inclusive computing practices” mean to you? (5 mins)

  • Breakout Conversations (10 mins)

  • Share-out (10 mins)

  • Identity-Inclusive Computing Education in PD (10 mins)

  • Individual Journaling (5 mins): Which tenets are currently in your PD agenda(s)? What are examples?

  • Moving towards Robust Inclusion of Tenets (10 mins)

  • Share and Record Examples (10 mins)

2:25 - 2:40

Coffee & Snack Break

2:30 - 3:25

Moving Things Forward: From Theory to Practice
  • An Interactive Panel featuring Briana Blaser, Faythe Brannon, Leon Tynes, Quiana Bannerman (30-35 mins)

  • Reflection & Discussion: How can you more fully integrate identity-inclusive computing in your PD? (10-15 mins)

3:25 - 3:30

Quick Break

3:30 - 4:15

Birds of a Feather Discussions
  • Join a group based on similar characteristics (e.g., grade bands, length of PD) or interests to share ideas and collaborate on action plans (30 mins)

  • Share-out (15 mins)

4:15 - 4:30








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