The Artificial Intelligence (AI) for K-12 initiative (AI4K12) is jointly sponsored by AAAI and CSTA

The initiative is developing (1) national guidelines for AI education for K-12, (2) an online, curated resource Directory to facilitate AI instruction, and (3) a community of practitioners, researchers, resource and tool developers focused on the AI for K-12 audience. Check out the following information to learn about this initiative.

5 Big Ideas in AI


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We have icons available for each of the Five Big Ideas on the poster page under Resources.


K-12 AI Guidelines

The AI for K-12 guidelines are organized around the 5 Big Ideas in AI. The guidelines will serve as a framework to assist standards writers and curricula developers on AI concepts, essential knowledge, and skills by grade band.

The AI4K12 draft guidelines are organized in K-12 grade band progression charts and are available in the Guidelines menu for Big Idea 1, Big Idea 2 , Big Idea 3, and Big Idea 4.



Looking for instructional resources to teach artificial intelligence?

Visit the Resources page for a curated list of books, curriculum materials, course outlines, software, videos, and more. The list includes professional development courses for educators to learn about AI.

NEW – AI4K12 and NEOM are excited to announce the launch of a new series of Activity Resource Guides for Teaching Artificial Intelligence in K-12.

Have a great resource that’s not on the list? Please use this form to submit suggestions for resources to add to the list.

To join the AI4K12 mailing list, please visit this page.