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AI for Teacher and Student Wellness

A session designed to demystify AI and give educators the necessary tools to maximize efficiency, shift mindsets, and support student wellness through innovative and ethical use of AI.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AI for Teacher Empowerment

PD to maximize teacher efficiency, shift mindsets, and support student wellness.

Where AI Meets EQ

This interactive virtual PD series offers practical tools and insights for creating dynamic and supportive educational environments, addressing the urgent needs of today’s educators and students.

Teachers can learn how to use AI to streamline administrative tasks that reduce stress and allow them to focus on what’s most important. Through AI literacy practice, they discover that they already have the foundational skills they need to understand AI and model its responsible use. A lightbulb goes off – not only can they improve their own effectiveness by using AI, they can enhance overall student well-being and academic integration by creating innovative teaching strategies and personalized activities.

A Three-Part Professional Development Series

  • Available as a series or a la carte.
  • Delivered live over video conference (e.g., Zoom) with discussions and practice sessions.
  • Full scholarships available in exchange for detailed feedback.
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Section 1: Foundations of AI in Education

Dive into the essentials of AI and its potential to revolutionize educational practices and improve teacher and student wellness. Participants gain a foundational understanding of AI’s capabilities, setting the stage for deeper exploration in subsequent sessions.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify key milestones in AI development.
  2. Differentiate between myths and realities of AI with a special lens toward student and teacher wellness.
  3. Use an AI tool for a simplified task and understand how increased efficiency can enhance teacher well-being.
  4. Identify ethical considerations in AI’s integration into educational settings and propose strategies.

Section 2: Enhancing Teacher Efficiency with AI

Teachers extend foundational AI skills towards practical applications that streamline administrative tasks, facilitate personalized instruction, and allow them to focus more on engaging with students. Participants discover tools and practice strategies that free up valuable time.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn to navigate and utilize key AI tools such as ChatGPT and Google Bard for educational purposes by refining prompt strategies to include specific kinds of contextual data.
  2. Practice how AI can help enhance personalized feedback, teaching methodologies, lesson planning and materials and explore how this can alleviate the obstacles to teacher wellness and mental health.
  3. Discuss emotional considerations of AI in education.

Section 3: Fostering Emotional Stability and Student Well-being

The final session showcases how AI can support educators in creating empathetic and inclusive learning environments. Participants learn about AI-driven solutions that support social-emotional learning, enhance student engagement, and contribute to a positive classroom atmosphere.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Use AI to create personalized learning pathways and to tailor educational materials and assessments for the benefit of student wellness.
  2. Explore the potential of AI to support targeted educational methodologies.
  3. Practice responsible use of AI through critical thinking and consideration of data privacy, bias mitigation, nuances of human judgment, and limitations of AI.

Beyond a Nice-to-Have: Why AI for EQ is a Must for Modern Education

Meeting Contemporary Educational Challenges:

The current era of education is marked by a diverse set of challenges, including the need for personalized learning, managing larger class sizes, and addressing a wide range of learning abilities and emotional needs. AI technologies offer unprecedented solutions, enabling educators to tailor learning experiences to individual student needs, thus ensuring no student is left behind.

With the pace at which technology is advancing, waiting on the sidelines is no longer an option. Schools and educators that swiftly embrace AI tools will be better equipped to meet the demands of modern education. This urgency is compounded by the growing digital divide; adopting AI technologies ensures that educators can provide a high-quality, equitable education for all students.

Early adopters of AI in education stand to gain immensely. By integrating AI tools designed to enhance emotional intelligence (EQ) in the classroom, educators can foster a more empathetic, understanding, and supportive learning environment. These tools can help in identifying students’ emotional and learning needs, allowing for timely interventions that can significantly impact students’ academic and personal growth.

AI tools streamline administrative tasks and provide data-driven insights, freeing educators to focus more on teaching and less on paperwork. This efficiency not only improves educators’ work-life balance but also reduces burnout, making the teaching profession more sustainable and fulfilling.

AI technologies that focus on EQ can play a critical role in developing students’ social and emotional skills, crucial for success in the 21st century. By incorporating AI-driven activities that promote empathy, resilience, and self-awareness, educators can prepare students to navigate the complex social and professional landscapes they will encounter.

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