Presentations and Papers

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 2022 Upcoming Talks 

  • Talk by Dave Touretzky on teaching AI in K-12 to the Fairleigh Dickinson University CS Hub, March 16, 2022.
  • Keynote address by Christina Gardner-McCune– CS4GA Summit – March 24, 2022
  • Keynote address by Christina Gardner-McCune – AACE SITE – April 11, 2022 – website


  • Invited AAAI/EAAI 22 Outstanding Educator Award Talk by David Touretzky, Christina Gardner-McCune, Fred Martin, & Deborah Seehorn. “You Know AI Has Arrived When We’re Teaching It in Elementary School.” at the AAAI/EAAI-22 Conference. February 27, 2022.
  • Talk by Dave Touretzky and Fred Martin, “Teaching Artificial Intelligence in K-12”, Raspberry Pi Foundation Research Seminar, January 11, 2022. (video) (slides) (blog article)


  • Talk by Dave Touretzky, “Show Don’t Tell: Designing Effective AI Demos for K-12 Students”, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Education (AIDE 2021), December 16-18, Beijing. (slides)
  • Talk by Fred Martin and Deborah Seehorn, “How to Teach AI Across K-12”, 2021 Global Software Education Conference, Seoul, South Korea, December, 2021. (slides)
  • Talk by Christina Gardner-McCune  -. “Bringing AI Education to students and teachers to power our economy and workforce.” at the Board on Science Education Meeting hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine -December 10, 2021
  • Keynote address by Dave Touretzky, “Educating Children In An Age of Somewhat Intelligent Machines”. International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2021. December 8-10, 2021, Hong Kong.
  • Talk by Dave Touretzky, “Beyond Computational Thinking: Artificial Intelligence Thinking in K-12”. MIT RAISE seminar, November 30, 2021. (slides) (video)
  • Talk by Christina Gardner-McCune  – AI4K12 Initiative Updates & Next Steps – NSF Workshop AI Education for K-12 hosted by Ning Wang and James Lester – November 1-2, 2021 
  • Talk by Christina Gardner-McCune. “AI for K-12: Equipping States to Empower the AI Workforce of the Future.” CSForAll Summit 2021 – Oct 31, 2021
  • “Preparing for the Age of Artificial Intelligence” gallery walk by Hal Speed and Marco Zennaro at the mEducation Alliance Symposium, September 29, 2021. slides
  • Talk by Christina Gardner-McCune. “AI for K-12: AI Education for K-12 students & teachers to power our economy and workforce.” at the  NSF ITEST PI Meeting – September 23, 2021
  • Talk by Christina Gardner-McCune, “AI for K-12: AI Education for K-12 students & teachers to power our economy and workforce.” at the University of Florida Foundation Executive Board Meeting – September 17, 2021
  • Talk by Hal Speed, “Teaching Artificial Intelligence in K-12”, at the ISAS Technology Directors Conference, September 13, 2021. slides
  • Talk by Dave Touretzky (CMU) and Rooz Aliabadi (ReadyAI),  “Resources for Teaching Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI4K12 and WAICY”. ICTENSW (ICT Educators of New South Wales) webinar. September 11, 2021.
  • Talk by Christina Gardner-McCune, David Touretzky, & Deborah Seehorn. “AI4K12 Initiative.” at the ECEP Monthly State Meeting hosted – July 2021
  • Talks by Dave Touretzky, “Introduction to AI for K-12 Educators” (slides) and “Deep Dive Into AI4K12’s Five Big Ideas” (slides), at the Rocky Mountain Computer Science Conference for P-12 Educators, June 5, 2021
  • Talk by Christina Gardner-McCune – “AI for K-12: Bringing AI Education to students and teachers to power our economy and workforce.” at the Future of AI Speaker Series – University of Florida, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering – May 19, 2021
  • Talk by Dave Touretzky, “Why and How to Teach Artificial Intelligence in K-12”, at the 5th Annual Rutgers University Computer Science Summit, May 14, 2021. slides
  • Video Presentation: Helping States Plan to Teach AI in K-12. at the STEM For All 2021 Video Showcase, May 11-18, 2021
  • Talk by Amy Eguchi – AI4K12 Initiative Briefing -AI ED & Policy Group – April 6, 2021.
  • Talk by Dave Touretzky, “Artificial Intelligence Thinking in K-12”, at the February meeting of the Silicon Valley chapter of CSTA, February 17, 2021. video, slides
  • EAAI-21 (Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence) virtual conference, February 6-7 2021. Includes a special track on “Demos, Tools, and Activities for Teaching AI in K-12”.
The Five Big Ideas in AI



  • A Year in K-12 AI Education (or via to the AI Magazine web site) by D. Touretzky, C. Gardner-McCune, C. Breazeal, F. Martin, and D. Seehorn. AI Magazine 40(4):88-90, Winter 2019.
  • What Should K-12 Students Know About Artificial Intelligence? November 21, 2019. Princeton ACM / IEEE Computer Society joint meeting, Princeton, NJ.
  • “What’s Up in AI for K-12?” ISTE webinar. November 19, 2019.
  • “Teaching AI in K-12” symposium, November 8-9, 2019, in Arlington, VA. Part of the AAAI 2019 Fall Symposium Series. Click here for the program.
  • AI in K-12: What Students Should Know at sySTEMnow conference, October 31, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI.
  • Ignite Commitmentt Talk – AI Curiosity, Christina Gardner-McCune at the CSForAll 2019 Summit, October 22-23, 2019.
  • “K-12 AI Education and Outreach” workshop held September 21 at STARS 2019. (slides)
  • “How to teach AI across K-12”, a special session at CSTA 2019, Tuesday July 9, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, in Phoenix, AZ. (slides)
  • “K-12 AI Playground”, a workshop at CSTA 2019 in Phoenix, AZ, on Monday, July 8, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (slides) (supplement)
  • “K-12 Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence: What Students Should Know”, session at ISTE 2019 (June 23-26, 2019, in Philadelpha, PA) Includes discussion of the AI4K12 Initiative. (slides)
  • 2019 NSF ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit, June 13-14, 2019 in Alexandria, VA. Legislative briefing visits on June 12 (slides)
  • “Incorporating AI in K-12 CS”, webinar presented by CS For All, May 30, 2019, at 7:30 pm Eastern time. (link)
  • “How Should K-12 Students Experience AI?” Presentation at AIAED 2019 (Artificial Intelligence + Adaptive Education), Beijing, China, May 24-25, 2019. (extended abstract)
  • “An AI Curriculum in the K12 Classroom — Preparing Students for the Future”, panel discussion at the 10th Annual ASU+GSV Summit (April 8-10, 2019) in San Diego, CA.
  • “Preparing ALL Students for an Era of Continuous Digital Disruption”, session at CoSN Envision 2030: Leadership for Learning. (April 1-4 in Portland, OR.) Includes discussion of the AI4K12 Initiative.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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?
  • 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, 2019 11:35 AM – 12:25 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.


  • “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.