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Next Level AI Skills for Educators and Students: Moving Beyond the Basics

Colorado Convention Center, 107/9

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CEO / Educational Consultant
The Block Uncarved
ISTE Certified Educator
Nancye Blair Black is an ISTE-certified educator, renowned 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 and a TC Games Research Lab leader. She's completing her doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at Teachers College Columbia University. Talk to her about equity, AI, ISTE Cert, unique educational experiences, anything you're passionate about! @NancyeBlackEdu.
Middle Learning Technology Teacher
The Galloway School
Mark is a diverse, inventive, imaginative teacher with classes ranging from Drones to Programming, AI to Game Design. He believes that Learning is one of Life's great joys, and that Teaching is a profound and noble calling. His work includes incorporating UX and Game Design concepts into Lesson Plans and Assessments for school to be amazing. His latest endeavor is having his students do 3D modeling designs that are printed in chocolate.

Session description

As artificial intelligence (AI) technologies advance so must our explorations into the intersections of AI and educational practices. This session is presented by the authors of ISTE's new advanced AI skills course. In it, they will take you beyond the basics and into powerful ways curate, create, and critically assess AI technologies, ensuring they enhance your educational goals in meaningful and responsible ways. It will illuminate the types of skills, practical applications, and ethical considerations that will empower you, your colleagues, and your students to be informed users and creators of AI applications for educational use.

Purpose & objective

Today’s headlines are filled with references to technologies like deepfakes, Dall-E 2, and ChatGPT - all of which are AI innovations that are quickly changing the world - and the educational landscape. Innovative K-12 educators and education leaders have used AI tools to improve efficiency and instruction, as well as to empower students to think critically, create, and be more career ready. Of course, AI also creates new issues, prompting us to rethink instruction, assessment, equity, and digital literacy.

This thought leadership session will tackle 2024's hottest topics and biggest questions around AI and education. It will support teachers and education leaders as they explore to the next level of emerging AI technologies and discern where it fits into various aspects of educational environment. Practical understandings about what AI is and how AI works will be revealed in the context of societal impact, educational equity, ethics, and digital citizenship.

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Session specifications

Artificial Intelligence
Grade level:
Skill level:
Teachers, Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Subject area:
Computer science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.