In the video below, NSBA Executive Director and CEO Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs and Siri Co-Founder Adam Cheyer discuss the challenges and opportunities that artificial intelligence--and chatbots like ChatGPT--present to education leaders, teachers, students, and parents.
Intro to Chat GPT and Education with Adam Cheyer, Co-Founder of SIRI
Additional AI Resources from NSBA:
NSBA Joins Education and Tech Leaders in Coalition to Offer Guidance on Integrating AI Safely into Classrooms Worldwide: Code.org, ETS, ISTE, Khan Academy, and World Economic Forum today announced the formation of TeachAI, bringing together education, nonprofit, and technology partners, including the National School Boards Association (NSBA), to assist governments and education authorities with integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into primary and secondary curricula worldwide while protecting student safety, respecting privacy rights, and addressing issues of bias and misinformation.
Intelligence Machines: From Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) to school management tools, a look at five artificial intelligence tools already at work in public schools.
Equal Access to Reading Materials: Using AI to collect and study student data will be a trend. This article demonstrates how studying student data can help students with disabilities. The challenge is how school leaders will balance policies between protecting student data privacy and maximizing AI tools.
Industry 4.0: Current school curricula lag behind technological advances of the newest industrial revolution and its need for workers prepared to work with higher levels of automation, intelligent systems, and big data. This article helps school leaders understand AI and future jobs, and better prepare students for postsecondary careers.
The Future is Now: A look at how some schools have integrated AI concepts in the K-12 curriculum, encouraging students to see themselves as not just consumers but also creators of AI tools and to prepare them for increased human-computer interaction and workforce changes.
Digital Homework: This article helps school leaders to better understand the balance between traditional learning methods and learning through AI and other technology assistance.
AI Resources from Partners and Other Organizations:
Toolkit: AI Guidance for Schools: Filled with real-world examples and practical resources developed in collaboration with TeachAI partners, including NSBA, this toolkit is designed to help education authorities, school leaders, and teachers create thoughtful guidance to help their communities realize the potential benefits of incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) in primary and secondary education while understanding and mitigating the potential risks. The toolkit includes sample guidance that an education system could provide to individual schools, as well as responsible and prohibited uses of AI tools, each divided into three categories: student learning; teacher support; and school management and operations. It also includes sample considerations for language that can be added to existing policies, such as responsible use policies, privacy policies, and academic integrity policies.
ChatGPT Is Coming for Classrooms. Don't Panic: Some enterprising teachers see ChatGPT as an opportunity to redesign what learning looks like—and what they invent could shape the future of the classroom. English teacher Kelly Gibson spent her winter vacation tinkering with ChatGPT and figuring out ways to incorporate it into her lessons. She might ask kids to generate text using the bot and then edit it themselves to find the chatbot’s errors or improve upon its writing style. Gibson, who has been teaching for 25 years, likened it to more familiar tech tools that enhance, not replace, learning and critical thinking. “I don’t know how to do it well yet, but I want AI chatbots to become like calculators for writing,” she says.
Setting school policy about AI: A cautionary tale: In February 2023, a Florida high school found that students were using artificial intelligence assistants like ChatGPT to do their schoolwork. The response, according to news reports: students could face "more severe consequences" if they didn't admit to using AI in their work, and they might be withheld from graduating. This is a common issue that lots of schools are confronted with right now: how much should artificial intelligence (AI) be used by students for learning purposes, and in what ways is its use responsible?
My class required AI. Here's what I've learned so far: Ethan Mollick, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, fully embraced AI for his classes this semester, requiring students to use AI tools in a number of ways. Here are some early lessons he has learned and wants to pass along.
How ChatGPT made my lessons more engaging: A high school teacher explains how ChatGPT has been a "force for good" in his history, economics, and speech and debate classes.
Four ways educators are configuring AI for classroom use: Some innovative teachers see generative AI as a tool to produce lesson prompts, help students avoid future digital divides, and more. This article from K-12 Dive examines four ways educators are configuring AI for the classroom, planning to do so in the coming school year, or supporting other educators in ways they can use the tool with students now.
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning: Insights and Recommendations: Issued by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology, the report addresses the clear need for sharing knowledge, engaging educators, and refining technology plans and policies for artificial intelligence (AI) use in education. The report describes AI as a rapidly-advancing set of technologies for recognizing patterns in data and automating actions, and guides educators in understanding what these emerging technologies can do to advance educational goals—while evaluating and limiting key risks. Executive summary of core messages, key insights, and recommendations.
Navigate the World of Artificial Intelligence: ASCD and ISTE have collaborated to curate these resources and tools help deepen your understanding of the impact of ChatGPT and of AI-powered resources overall on teaching and learning.