Tools for Teaching Artificial Intelligence in K-12

Sunday, January 27, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School
Waianae and Ayers Avenue
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786

This free three-hour workshop, sponsored by, will introduce K-12 teachers to a variety of tools for teaching students about Artificial Intelligence.  Some of these are free browser-based demos such as Google’s QuickDraw and TensorFlow.  Some involve children’s programming environments for AI, such as the Calypso software for the Cozmo robot ( and the Cognimates AI extensions for Scratch (  And some are “unplugged” activities that can be done with a whiteboard or a smartphone.

The workshop is an outreach activity offered in connection with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) conference taking place in Honolulu on January 27 – February 1, 2019. Information about the joint AAAI/CSTA working group on AI for K-12 is available at

Workshop presenters:

Dr. David Touretzky, Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, chair of the AI4K12 Working Group, and creator of the  Calypso for Cozmo software platform.

Dr. Christina Gardner-McCune, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida, and co-chair of the AI4K12 Working Group.

Jason Huang, Program Director of, which offers “AI-IN-A-BOX” curriculum solutions for K-12 and runs the World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth (WAICY).

Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own laptops. No prior experience with artificial intelligence is required.

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