Reimagining CS Pathways

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.

Reimagining CS Pathways: High School and Beyond (logo)

Convening #2


Define what content and pathways for continued CS learning should exist for high school students and their post-high school lives.


  • Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown: 230 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA
  • Meet in Inspiration Meeting Room (first floor, behind the bar)
  • Lunch served at noon in the Gallery outside Inspiration


Please review the Convening #1 Summary Report to refresh your memory or catch up and to ensure we have properly captured the group’s feedback.

Please also review the Convening #2 Brief. This will give you insight into some literature and resources that may be relevant to our work.

Please read a portion of the CC2023 Curriculum (gamma version, pages 13-18) to familiarize yourself with target CS learning for undergraduate CS students.

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 Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, Jan. 24 or the morning of Thursday, Jan. 25. They will travel home after 4:00 pm ET on Friday, Jan. 26 or on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Thursday, Jan. 25
Time (ET)Topic
12:00 – 12:30 pmCheck-in/Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 pmProject Overview/Recap, Norms, Framing
1:00 – 1:45 pmGuest Presentation on the Future of CS Education
1:45 – 3:00 pmDefine CS Content Beyond a Foundational Course
3:00 – 4:00 pmRefine Content Beyond a Foundational Course
4:00 – 5:00 pmStudent Panel
5:00 – 5:45 pmPathways Gallery Walk
5:45 – 6:00 pmDebrief and Close-out
7:00 – 9:00 pmDinner hosted by CSTA at Max Lager’s
Friday, Jan. 26
Time (ET)Topic
8:00 – 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 – 9:00 amReflection and Framing for Day 2
9:00 – 11:00 amDesign/Draft Model CS Pathways
11:00 – 11:45 amRefine Model CS Pathways
11:45 am – 12:30 pmLunch
12:30 – 2:00 pmContinue to Refine Model CS Pathways
2:00 – 3:45 pmDevelop Recommended Implementation
Strategies for Various School Contexts
3:45 – 4:00 pmDebrief and Close-out
4:00 pm +Travel Home


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

Convening #1


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


  • City: Chicago, IL
  • Dates: Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 (half day) – Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023 (partial day)
  • Hotel: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel: 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
  • Meeting Space: Microsoft offices: Aon Center, 200 E Randolph Drive, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601

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.