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Teach AI With Student-Driven Activities for Every Classroom

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Listen and learn : Hosted activity: Lecture

Nancye Blair Black  
Susan Brooks-Young  
Sheila Escobedo  
Janet Melling  
Betzabé Orenos  
Michelle Velho  
Coral Zayas  

Hosted by General Motors. In this engaging session, educators from around the world will share innovative projects, activities and resources they use to teach students about artificial intelligence. From hands-on elementary activities to interactive middle school projects to online high school activities, attendees will leave with resources for all K-12 students!

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Topic: Artificial Intelligence
Grade level: PK-12
Influencer Disclosure: This session includes a presenter that indicated a “material connection” to a brand that includes a personal, family or employment relationship, or a financial relationship. See individual speaker menu for disclosure information.


Nancye Blair Black, The Block Uncarved, LLC
ISTE Certified Educator

Nancye Blair Black is an ISTE-certified educator, keynote speaker, and consultant who cultivates dignity-driven instructional practices that empower educators, leaders, and students to succeed. Nancye is the author of nationally-implemented computer science curricula and several books, including Tablets in K-12 Education and the Hands-On AI Projects for the Classroom series. She is ISTE's AI Explorations Project Lead, a ProjectSTEM Designer, and a TC Games Research Lab leader. She's completing her doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at TC Columbia University. Talk to her about equity, AI, ISTE Cert, unique educational experiences, anything you're passionate about! @NancyeBlackEdu.

Susan Brooks-Young, SJ Brooks-Young Consulting
Sheila Escobedo, Colegio Decroly Americano

Sheila has been in the teaching field for more than 25 years. She holds a BA in School Administration, and a Masters degree in Education. She considers herself a lifelong learner, and has explored different resources to teach students from elementary to university levels. She is part of the Google Educator Group in Guatemala, where she has shared with other teachers and leaders about technology applications in education. Her role as Assistant Principal has allowed her to observe and help teachers grow professionally, which has impacted positively on students learning.

Janet Melling, ICS

Janet is a grade 5 teacher, working in a British international school in Amman, Jordan. Originally from the UK, she graduated and worked as a research biologist in the UK and Europe, before travelling the world for two years and commencing her true passion of teaching and creative education! She recently graduated from the ISTE AI exploration in education course and has enjoyed adding ‘hands on’ AI exploration to her teaching repertoire!

Betzabé Orenos, Colegio Decroly Americano

Betzabé is a passionate teacher who has enjoyed the journey in education for 21 years. Throughout her career in education, she’s always been in search of trends in educational technology and active methodologies. She’s an instructional coach and is committed to support teachers integrating technology and innovating across the curriculum. She’s part of the community of Google certified educators and trainers and leads the Google Educator Group in her country (Visit: Every week, Betzabé and other awesome educators get together at GEG Guate to #inspire, #empower, #learn, and #share technology tools, strategies and best practices!

Michelle Velho, Hudson Montessori School

Michelle is a Nationally STEM certified, STEAM educator and curriculum coordinator at Hudson Montessori. She is passionate about providing students with interdisciplinary and integrated STEM/ STEAM learning experiences. One of the focuses of her work is introducing young students to Computational thinking Strategies using unplugged activities. She recently completed the ISTE-GM Artificial Intelligence Explorations in K-12 School Environments program course.

Coral Zayas, Leander ISD/Self Employed

Hi, my name is Coral Zayas I am a bilingual educator, instructional designer, and education technology trainer. I have over a decade of experience within K-16. I teach middle school for Leander ISD and am a lecturer for the University of San Diego Professional and Continuing Education program for educators. I am the group founder of Austin Avanza, we are an affinity group that focuses on supporting, recruiting, and retaining the best educators of color in the Austin area.

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