Reimagining CS Convening 1

The Reimagining CS Pathways Project will convene representatives from K-12 ed, higher ed, and industry in the U.S. to develop community definitions of (1) what CS content is essential for all high school graduates and (2) pathways for continued CS learning. We aim to:

  • Make recommendations for revisions to CSTA K-12 Standards and AP CS courses
  • Clarify alignment of and develop model pathways for CS courses, including content that fulfills a high school graduation requirement, introductory post-secondary CS courses, and AP CS courses

This page is intended to compile information for convening participants. Please do not share this information publicly.

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Convening #1


Define what CS content is essential for all high school graduates.


Please review the review the Convening #1 Brief. This will give you insight into some literature and resources that may be relevant to our work, as well as preliminary findings from focus group discussions with a variety of stakeholder groups.

If you would like to learn about your fellow participants ahead of the convening, you can access the participant directory at the bottom of this page.


Participants will travel to Chicago, IL anytime on Sunday, Nov. 12. There are no meals or activities planned on this day.

Monday, Nov. 13
  • 8:00 – 8:30 — Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:30 — Project Overview, Networking, Norms
  • 9:30 – 10:45 — Visioning and Thinking Toward the Future
  • 10:45 – 12:30 — Identifying Essential CS Content
  • 12:30 – 1:30 — Lunch
  • 1:30 – 4:00 — Continue Identifying Essential Content
  • 4:00 – 4:45 — Teacher Panel
  • 4:45 – 5:00 — Wrap-up
  • 6:30 – 8:30 — Dinner at Quartino
Tuesday, Nov. 14
  • 8:00 – 8:30 — Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:00 — Overview of Day 2 and Networking
  • 9:00 – 11:45 — Refine and Prioritize Essential CS Content
  • 11:45 – 12:45 — Lunch 
  • 12:45 – 1:45 — Continue to Refine and Prioritize
  • 1:45 – 2:00 — Debrief and Close-out
  • After 2:00 — Travel Home

All times listed above are in CST.


Rachael shared the following logistical information in a before-you-go email. If you have any questions, please contact her at

Convening #2


Develop model pathways for continued CS learning in high school and beyond.


  • City: Atlanta, GA
  • Dates: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024 (half day) – Friday, Jan. 26, 2024 (full day)
  • Hotel & Meeting Space: Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown: 230 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Convening #3


Refine products, and develop recommendations for moving towards our collective vision.


  • City: Portland, OR
  • Dates: Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2024 (full day) – Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2024 (partial day), immediately preceding the SIGCSE Technical Symposium
  • Hotel & Meeting Space: Hotel Zags: 515 SW Clay Street, Portland, OR 97201


Project Leadership

This project is co-led by CSTA (PI Bryan Twarek and Jake Koressel) and the Institute of Advancing Computing Education (IACE: Co-PI Dr. Monica McGill and Dr. Julie Smith). A steering committee makes strategic decisions; this group includes ACM (Dr. Tom Cortina), (Dr. Jamila Cocchiola), College Board (Jocelyn Nguyen-Reed), CSforAll (Dr. Leigh Ann Delyser), CSTA (Bryan Twarek), and ECEP Alliance (Sarah Dunton). An advisory board evaluates progress progress and outcomes; this board includes Dr. Adrienne Decker, Deborah Seehorn, and Delmar Wilson.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. 2311746. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.