Overview

The CSforAll Summit 2017 is designed to amplify the work of stakeholders engaged in building K-12 computer science education for the US, both in and out of school, and will include an in-person audience of carefully selected school district delegations, commitment-makers, and community leaders.

The Summit is an invitation only event. To be considered for an invitation, you can either participate as part of a school district team for the CSforAll School District Workshop (October 16) or attend The Celebration (October 17) by making a commitment to support the national CSforAll movement. Participants for each day will be selected from the pool of CSforAll commitment submissions.

Each day of the Summit was designed with a clear goal for the intended audience. You may apply for an invite for one or both days, if eligible. We encourage making a commitment even if you are not able to attend in person.

Learn more event details.

Make a Commitment

CSforAll commitments are new, specific, and measurable actions taken by community stakeholders in support of achieving the ultimate goal of Computer Science for All US students. Over the course of 2016, 548 organizations made public commitments to advance Computer Science for All US students with some amazing outcomes!

Commitments can be large or small, not always requiring large investments of funding, and can be new or additive to prior work, such as expanding a program to a new audience or significantly growing the reach of a program. Join us in making a commitment to CSforAll!


Illustrative categories include:
  • Meeting Students Where They Are

    Example: Girl Scouts of the USA is committing to develop and launch a computer science progression for Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie and Junior levels (girls ages 4 -11), providing CS opportunities to as many as 1.4 million girls annually in the United States and overseas.
  • Preparing Teachers and Bringing CS to Our Schools

    Example: Central York School District will develop and implement a K-6 CS curriculum in conjunction with a grant from Wonder Workshop, providing opportunities to an estimated 3,000 learners and over 150 educators in York, PA during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Unlocking the Potential of Small and Rural Communities
    New category for 2017

    Example: KISS Institute for Practical Robotics (KIPR) is collaborating with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to expand the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Junior Botball Challenge and Botball programs to impact an additional 15 Oklahoma schools and an estimated 200 Creek students, and implement the standards-based Junior Botball Challenge program in 10 Head Start programs targeting 250 Creek Pre-K students.
  • Building a National Movement

    Example: Twitch, a social video platform, is launching twitch.tv/programming, a channel focused on bringing existing and emerging programmers together to learn, chat, and connect and will also live stream and promote the Computer Science for All Summit.

Please check out our regularly updated FAQ for further information.

For any questions not addressed and consultations on drafting an impactful commitment, please Contact Us. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to highlight steps your organization is ready to take in these or other areas!



Event Details


Day 1: CSforAll School District WorkshopOctober 16, 2017

  • During this one day workshop, delegates from school districts will be lead through a series of self-assessment and goal setting activities to help them identify appropriate resources and partners.
  • Intended for teams of delegates from school districts, with priority given for districts in MO and Southern IL. Districts will be accepted to the workshop in teams (minimum of 3 participants) that must include at least one administrator, one teacher, and one curriculum specialist or coordinator. We also encourage participation by library media specialists and other relevant school personnel.
  • Deadline for school districts to apply for an invite: August 31, 2017.


Day 2: The Celebration October 17, 2017

  • CSforAll stakeholders from all sectors will gather in-person and via live-stream to share and celebrate progress made towards CSforAll, hear from community leaders, share practices, and announce new commitments to the CSforAll mission.
  • Intended for national and regional education organizations; state departments of education; school and district leaders; CS education content creators and curriculum providers; CS education researchers; informal and after school education youth networks and programs; and corporate and philanthropic investors in CS education.
  • The Celebration will be live-streamed nationally. Links and instructions will be shared via Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms using the hashtag #CSforAllSummit.
  • Deadline to submit a commitment: Participants are selected from organizations making commitments to advance the CSforAll mission. Commitments submitted by August 18, 2017 will receive priority consideration for inclusion in the Summit program. Commitments submitted after this deadline are still strongly encouraged and will continue to be accepted throughout the year for consideration and inclusion in upcoming CSforAll press releases and community announcements related to the CSforAll Summit. While submitting a commitment does not guarantee an invitation to the Summit, as space is limited, you will automatically be added to our waitlist in the event that additional tickets become available.

Travel Information

The CSforAll Summit 2017 is generously hosted by the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis. All CSforAll Summit events will take place on the Washington University in St. Louis campus. Summit participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations in St. Louis.


Hotel
It is important to make your hotel room reservation prior to the designated date to receive our group rate.

Cheshire Hotel
$125/night King, $135/night Double.
Link to book or call 314.647.7300 and reference the CSforAll Consortium block.
Must book by September 15

Clayton Plaza Hotel
$119/night for King or Double. Includes breakfast.
Link to book or call 314.726.5400 using group code CSP
Must book by September 22

Parkway Hotel
$143/night King, $152/night Double. Includes breakfast.
Link to book or call 314.256.7777 and reference ID #8136
Must book by September 22


Planning Schedule

Monday, October 16, 2017 - CSforAll District School District Workshop
8:30AM - 5:30PM Workshop
5:30PM - 7:00PM Reception
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - CSforAll Celebration
9:00AM - 5:00PM Plenary
5:00PM - 7:00PM Reception

Additional logistics details will be included in your invitation.

School District Workshop participants should plan to arrive at the venue no later than 8:00AM on 10/16 and depart no earlier than 5:30PM.

Celebration participants should arrive at the venue by 8:00AM on 10/17 to register and receive event credentials and get seated. The program will begin promptly at 9AM. Doors will close 5 minutes prior to start. Due to security and capacity constraints, credentials are required for admission to the plenary auditorium. The Celebration officially concludes at 7PM.