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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSTA wants to keep all participants safe, and we recognize that some participants are immunocompromised or provide care to people at especially high risk for infection. To support this aim, please do not attend if you are sick or have come into recent contact with those with contagious diseases. Additionally, we will ask you to complete a brief form attesting that you have received a negative COVID antigen or PCR test result within 24 hours of the event. We will have tests available on site if you are unable to test or complete the form in advance.
We are staying at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. The address is 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603. It is a 12 minute walk to the Microsoft Offices, where the meeting will take place on both days. If you haven’t received your confirmation email from the hotel, please reach out to email@example.com. You will be required to present a credit card at check-in for incidentals.
If you are flying: Chicago has two airports, O’Hare and Midway. This website provides public transit directions depending on where you are traveling from, or you can get a rideshare or cab at your own expense.
If you are driving: Valet is available at the hotel for $79/day. You can also search for cheaper off-site parking. You will be responsible for these costs.
CSTA will cater breakfast and lunch at Microsoft’s office on both Monday and Tuesday. Breakfast will begin at 8:00 am, and our meeting will begin at 8:30 am. You are welcome to continue eating breakfast at the start of the meeting.
We will also host dinner on Monday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Quartino, a lively, casual Italian restaurant located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. There will be a cash bar available if you’d like to purchase your own alcoholic beverages.
We will accommodate all dietary restrictions as indicated in registration forms.
You will be responsible for other meals while traveling on Sunday and Tuesday evening. We hope to offset meal and other travel expenses with a flat $100 travel stipend.
Those requesting CSTA travel funding will receive a $100 stipend from CSTA to assist in covering your ground transportation and meals outside of those being provided. CSTA will be distributing this stipend payment approximately 3-5 business days after your arrival in Chicago. You will receive an email from us through our vendor, Tremendous, with directions on how to access your payment. Please look for this email early next week.
Location: Microsoft: Aon Center, 200 E Randolph Drive, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601
It is approximately a 10 minute walk from the hotel to the meeting space. We suggest that anyone who wishes to walk as a group should meet in the hotel lobby at 7:45 a.m. and walk to the Aon Center by 8:00 a.m. for breakfast.
Upon arrival to the Aon Center, you will need to check in at the security desk, show a photo ID, and get a one day paper badge.
- If you are arriving via the Randolph Street entrance, take the escalator to the Mezzanine (upper lobby) to access even number floor elevators. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor.
- If you arrive via Columbus Drive entrance, you will already be on the Mezzanine Level (upper lobby). Take the elevator to the 2nd floor.
- Laptop and charger
- Photo ID (You will be required to show ID to enter the Microsoft offices)
The entire event is casual (jeans are okay) and we suggest comfortable footwear. Keep in mind that candid photos will be taken by CSTA staff throughout the event.
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
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: TBD
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.