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Welcome to the ai4k12 wiki! This interim site is being used to organize the AI for K-12 initiative jointly sponsored by AAAI and CSTA. This page will help us get started on the dialog that will eventually result in (1) national guidelines for AI education for K-12, and (2) an online, curated Resource Directory to facilitate AI instruction. To join the AI for K-12 mailing list, send mail to To read about the initiative, see these slides.

Upcoming Events

  • "K-12 Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence: What Students Should Know", session at ISTE 2019 (June 23-26, 2019, in Philadelpha, PA)

  • "K-12 AI Playground", a workshop at CSTA 2019, July 7-10, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ.

  • "How to teach AI across K-12", a special session at CSTA 2019, July 7-10, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ.

Recent Events

  • "The AI for K-12 Initiative" special session (slides) at SIGCSE 2019 on Thursday, February 28, 2019, 3:45-5:00 pm in Minneapolis, MN.

  • "AI for K-12: Making Room for AI in the K-12 CS Curriculum" BOF (Birds of a Feather) session at SIGCSE 2019, on Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:30-6:20 pm.

  • Tools for Teaching Artificial Intelligence in K-12 workshop, Sunday, January 27, 2019, at the Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School, Wahiawa Hawaii. Sponsored by ReadyAI and AAAI as an outreach event for AAAI-19. Short video. Informational flyer.

  • Panel at EAAI-19 in Honolulu: "The AI4K12 Initiative and How To Contribute To It". Dave Touretzky, Christina Gardner-McCune, and Cynthia Breazeal. Tuesday, January 29, 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM.

  • "Blue sky talk" at AAAI-19 (January 27-February 1, 2019, in Honolulu, HI). The talk is Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 30. Here is the paper: Envisioning AI for K-12: What should every child know about AI?

  • "AI for K-12" symposium, October 20, 2018 in Washington, DC, part of the AAAI Fall Symposium series. Twitter hashtag #AI4K12. The 2018 Fall Symposium Materials are now available here.


Resource Directory: table of contents.

Please use this form to submit suggestions to our curated directory of AI for K-12 resources.

The AI for K-12 guidelines will be modeled after the 2017 CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards. You can:


  • To join the AI for K-12 mailing list, send mail to

  • The AI for K-12 steering committee members are:

  • David Touretzky, Carnegie Mellon University (chair)
  • Christina Gardner-McCune, University of Florida (co-chair)
  • Fred Martin, U. Mass. Lowell and CSTA
  • Deborah Seehorn, CSTA


  • 3/5/2019: NSF funding awarded for the AI for K-12 initiative.

  • 7/9/2018: 120 people attended the "AI for K-12" breakfast at CSTA 2018.

  • 5/15/2018: AAAI press release announcing the AI for K-12 initiative.

This web site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1846073. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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