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AAAI 2019 Fall Symposium Report on Teaching AI in K-12

by David Touretzky, Chrisina Gardner-McCune

There has recently been an explosion of activity in K-12 AI education. As the AI4K12 Initiative ( works to develop national guidelines for teaching AI in US schools, similar efforts have begun in Canada, the U.K., China, and elsewhere. New curricula are being piloted, new tools developed, and new AI electives launched in middle schools and high schools. There have been national and international workshops, and ongoing discussions online about teaching AI in K-12. This symposium brought together the growing community of AI educators, researchers, curriculum designers, and tool developers to discuss the current state of AI education in K-12.