PD and curriculum providers discuss how to improve their programs at the PD Provider Summit at the 2022 CSTA Annual Conference

Curriculum and PD providers in particular have a lot of power to influence what’s viewed as “normal” in the CS classroom. The relatively few people who write curriculum or design PD have an outsized impact. We need to learn, grow, ask questions, and build community in order to live up to responsibilities of that impact. Also, meeting other curriculum and PD nerds is fun!

If you design PK-12 computer science professional development at scale, we welcome you to join our community, led by volunteers from this community. We will focus on supporting teacher development of equitable and inclusive teaching practices. Goals include building community, sharing best practices, solving collective challenges, and exchanging ideas. This will enable us to collectively improve as a community and make more a substantial impact on the field.

screenshot of the 50+ participants in the virtual PD Provider Summit on July 14, 2023

Save the Dates!

In 2023-24, virtual PD Provider Summits will be held on the following Fridays from noon to 2pm ET:

  • July 14, 2023
  • October 6, 2023
  • January 19, 2024
  • April 12, 2024

Plus, we’ll meet in person at the CSTA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on July 16-19, 2024 (exact date/time TBD).

January 19, 2024

Incorporating UDL and HLPs in CS Teacher PD


  • Date: Friday, January 19, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm ET
  • Location: Zoom (virtual) – link will be shared directly with registrants
  • Cost: Free
  • Audience: People who design PK-12 computer science professional development and curriculum at scale
  • CS Teacher Standards Alignment: 4c. Design inclusive learning experiences


Time (ET)Topic
2:00 – 2:15Introductions & Kickoff
2:15 – 2:35
2:35 – 3:00
3:00 – 3:10
Incorporating UDL and HLPs in CS Teacher PD with Dr. Maya Israel
Breakout Discussions
3:10 – 3:15Dance Break
3:15 – 3:45Birds of a Feather Discussions (breakouts selected based on interest)
3:45 – 4:00Close-out

Suggested Pre-Work

We recommend you explore some resources beforehand if you’re not yet very familiar with UDL and HLPs. For example, watch Dr. Israel’s CSTA 2023 keynote flashtalk and explore her team’s UDL4CS resources, especially the UDL within CS table


Slides & Notes


Resources from Prior Summits

Community Directory

Please email Dr. Amanda Bell to add or update your listing in this directory.

This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2118453. 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 National Science Foundation.