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Embracing Artificial Intelligence and Chat GPT in Education

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom I

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AI in Education Strategist
The Infused Classroom
Holly Clark is an education leader, international speaker, bestselling author and student advocate. She’s a veteran educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in a 1:1 classroom, and over five years as an administrator in public and private schools. She holds a master’s degree in instructional design and educational technology from Columbia University. Clark is passionate about helping teachers create classrooms where students want to learn and can become the agents of their own thinking and understanding. She’s is a National Board Certified Teacher , MIEE and Google Certified Innovator .
Head Textbook Ditcher
Ditch That Textbook LLC
Matt Miller taught in public schools for more than 10 years, teaching all levels of high school Spanish. In his career, he planned nearly 12,000 class lessons. He taught more than half a million instructional minutes. And he graded work for nearly 2,000 days of class. He’s an award-winning author with five books to his name. Matt is a Google Certified Innovator, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and two-time Bammy! Awards nominee. His Ditch That Textbook blog encourages tens of thousands of educators in more than 100 countries to use technology and creative ideas in teaching.
Elevate Education
Ken Shelton has been an educator for over 20 years, many of which were spent teaching technology to middle school students. He has worked extensively at the policy level with a number of state departments of education, ministries of education and nonprofits, and was appointed to an Education Technology Task Force formed by a previous California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Shelton regularly gives keynote presentations and consults and leads workshops on educational technology, equity and inclusion, anti-racism, multimedia literacy, cultural intelligence, visual storytelling and instructional design. He’s an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and a Google Certified Innovator. In 2018, he earned ISTE’s Digital Equity PLN Excellence Award. He was also named an influencer to follow by EdTech Magazine. Shelton holds a master’s degree in education with specialties in edtech and new media design and production.

Session description

We will look at how advances in artificial intelligence (AI) might have great impact in our classrooms. We will deconstruct how this will likely redefine writing and research assignments, looking at how we might embrace this change rather than fear it. You will leave empowered to lead in a world of AI.

Purpose & objective

With the evolution of AI and now NLP chat bot Chat GPT, schools are scrambling to know what to do. Will the essay die? What is considered cheating?
The purpose of this session will be to look at how we might rethink traditional teaching models in a world where Artificial Intelligence will continue to thrive.

We will look at specific lesson ideas, what are the strengths and weaknesses of this new technology and teachers and leaders will leave with ideas on how to look at this technology with a different lens.

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15 minutes - Definitions of the new technology and what role it might play in our future world.
15 minutes - Looking at opportunties and weaknesses of AI in education
30 minutes - looking at how we can use this in our classrooms to both design lesson experiences and get students critically thinking about their work.

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Supporting research

All supporting research comes from Kai-Fu Lee in his books Ai Superpowers and AI 2041.

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Session specifications

Artificial Intelligence
Grade level:
Skill level:
Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
ISTE Standards:
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.