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.

Virtual Summit: Friday, April 21

Responsible Provider-ing in the Face of AI Hype

The last several months of excitement around AI technology has us providers facing many questions from teachers, education leaders, students, and parents. Should the education system be evolving (or rapidly pivoting?) to incorporate AI? Where do these topics belong in the already overpacked curriculum? Should newly-developed tools be rapidly ushered into classrooms, and is this even feasible? As curriculum and PD providers, you have the opportunity and responsibility to help influence these conversations in ways that help bring exciting new topics to classrooms while thinking critically about the technical, ethical, and logistical concerns that come with introducing any new topic. Join us for a presentation on how other providers have approached these questions before and have an open conversation with other providers about how they’re reacting to AI hype. As always we’ll end with an open-ended BOF and incorporate lots of time to meet and greet with fellow providers. We hope to see you there!


  • Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET
  • Location: Zoom (virtual)
  • Cost: Free
  • 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: Responsible Provider-ing in the Face of AI Hype 
  • CS Teacher Standards Connections: 1e. Develop programs and interpret algorithms, 1f. Analyze impacts of computing


Time (ET)


2:00 - 2:15

Introductions & Opening with Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff

2:15 - 2:35

2:35 - 3:00

3:00 - 3:10

Responsible Provider-ing in the Face of AI Hype with Sarah Judd & Charlotte Dungan

Breakout Discussions


3:10 - 3:15

Dance Break

3:15 - 3:45

Birds of a Feather Discussions
(breakouts selected based on interest)

3:45 - 4:00







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