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Creating a culture of trust with AI and Digital Citizenship

Colorado Convention Center, 103/5

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Director of STEM Programs
Watertown City School District
Lisa Blank serves Watertown City School District as Director of STEM Programs. She is a professional learning facilitator for NYSCATE, where she leads Digital Respons-Ability Certification, Future Ready Educator, and New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards training. Lisa is a DoD STEM Ambassador with current leadership roles with the Department of Defense Educational Activity Grants Program, STEM Learning Ecosystems, the New York State Curriculum Advisory Panel for Computer Science, and CSforNY. Lisa is an ISTE certified educator and has presented regionally and nationally on AI in education through STEM Learning Ecosystems and the ISTE AI Explorations Showcase.
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission based company providing digital citizenship education to tens of thousands of parents, students and educators in-person and online around the world. Carrie is an award-winning author of numerous books including The 3Ms of Fearless Digital Parenting and recently co-authored the ISTE title Deepening Digital Citizenship: a Guide to Systemwide Policy and Practice. A former librarian, she continues to consult with libraries and also works as an adjunct instructor. She lives in Utah with her family.

Session description

How can school administrators showcase the benefits of AI and reduce fears? One way is incorporating digital citizenship into AI-related policies. This presentation will share policy examples and experience from practice to help administrators evaluate and adjust their policies. It will also discuss items to include in strategic planning.

Purpose & objective

Purpose: To provide resources, examples, and support to educational leaders in creating a culture of trust regarding the use of AI tools in education.

Participants will:
* Understand some of the ethical challenges of AI in education
* Explore needs of schools relating to the use of AI
* Discuss how to address fears of AI through digital citizenship principles
* Begin strategic planning to support the ethical and productive use of AI in schools

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This session will apply the 5E Model for Inquiry-Based Learning
10 min- Introduction and poll on AI in education
10 min- AI and Digital Citizenship- exploration of the connection between AI and Digital Citizenship
Explain & Elaborate:
15 min- Working at tables, educators will fill out and self-reflect with a needs assessment of how their organization is discussing and/or implementing AI and digital citizenship. This will be followed by a group discussion.
15 min- Working at tables, educators will communicate and collaborate on a strategic planning vision document to help guide next steps. This will be followed by a group discussion.
5 min- Sharing and feedback discussion

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Supporting research

We condensed much of our research on this in our wakelet that we plan to share with attendees. We will edit and clean it up more before the program.

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Session specifications

Grade level:
Skill level:
Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Windows, Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
No apps need to be downloaded to participate in the session.
Subject area:
Career and technical education, Computer science
ISTE Standards:
For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Build on the shared vision by collaboratively creating a strategic plan that articulates how technology will be used to enhance learning.
  • Evaluate progress on the strategic plan, make course corrections, measure impact and scale effective approaches for using technology to transform learning.
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