Still confused about AI in education? Here are 3 resources that can help

The Future of Education Technology Conference is your one-stop shop for all things technology in K12 education. When it comes to artificial intelligence, there are plenty of sessions to choose from to help you prepare for 2024.

Since the emergence of ChatGPT, leaders in all aspects of K12 education have bought into the power of this technology despite initial concerns. Edtech vendors like Khan Academy and Chegg have incorporated AI into their study tools for students to leverage for homework and tutoring help. Still, some technology leaders are hesitant to bring it into their classrooms. Even further, many teachers still cite discomfort and a lack of training with AI. Where should leaders look for help?

This month, the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida, is showcasing dozens of sessions and keynote speeches specifically about AI in education. Educators, district and technology leaders alike can take advantage of the numerous opportunities to better educate themselves about the topic and bring home some strategies to implement in their schools.

If you’re one of the many tech leaders still on the fence about AI and its ethical implications in education, check out these three sessions at FETC Jan. 23-26:

AI: The Game Changer for Personalized Education

Attendees will explore how teachers can harness the power of AI to reimagine their classroom instruction.

“When combined with research-based pedagogy, AI can create a dynamic and engaging learning experience that meets the unique needs of each student,” the session description reads.

Check out this session to learn more about how AI can aid in the transformation of teaching and learning while empowering educators to create personalized instruction for students.

Artificial Intelligence in Education: What Do We Need to Know?

This workshop will provide attendees with a brief overview and explanation of AI and how to teach with it in addition to some resources to explore. For instance, you’ll learn how these tools can be used in the classroom, including ways for students to explore and design their own chatbots.

“We will talk about ChatGPT and dive into its uses it, concerns and explore how it is evolving and the implications for education and the future of work,” the workshop description reads.

Generative AI: Build Your School or District Strategy Now

The most disruptive tech to hit since the birth of the internet, artificial intelligence, is forcing teachers and school districts to alter their approach to traditional education. Now, educators are even more concerned about plagiarism and cheating. So, what should your strategy be to ensure its equitable use?

This workshop will explore stories of success and anecdotes for learning, as well as best practices and checklists for you to take back to your schools.

Register for the Future of Education Technology Conference, or view the full program agenda.

Micah Ward
Micah Ward
Micah Ward is a District Administration staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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