Pat Yongpradit

Chief Academic Officer

Code.org

Pat Yongpradit is the Chief Academic Officer for Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to promoting computer science education, and leader of TeachAI, an initiative to guide education leaders and policymakers in transforming education in an age of AI. As an international voice on computer science and artificial intelligence in education, Pat has influenced each stage of the education system, from policy to practice, in the legislature, and in the classroom. During his career as a computer science teacher, he inspired students to create games and apps for social causes and broadened participation among underrepresented groups. He led the development of the K-12 Computer Science Framework, was featured in the book, “American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom”, was recognized as a Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Educator, and has been certified in biology, physics, math, health, and technology education. Although Pat currently spends more time focused on artificial intelligence and computer science from a global perspective, he still finds ways to sneak into the classroom.