Making Sense of an Unpredictable World
Right now, we are having a cultural moment where we are recognizing the power of Artificial Intelligence. It’s been a slow build. Auto-correct here. Grammarly suggestion there. An auto-fill option in G-mail and in Google Searches. A small chat at the bottom left-hand corner with AI who will help you get that refund on the flight you purchased from Expedia. But it always felt small and in the margins. But then ChatGPT came along and suddenly we are left asking, “What does this mean for the future of work? What does mean for teaching and learning?”
The bad news is that the rules have changed. The exciting news is that our students will get to re-write the rules. For years, students have been told about a corporate ladder. But our students won’t have a ladder. They’ll need to navigate a maze instead.
So, in my blog, I explore the intersection of authentic learning in a changing world.
You can look at my articles below. I also make videos on the topic and I’ve been interviewing experts (some of whom will be featured in my podcast). I’m not an A.I. expert but I am on a journey to find out how we can respond to it so our students can be more self-directed and adaptable.
Articles on A.I.
The following are the articles I’ve written on this topic.
Podcast Interviews on A.I.
A.I. For Educators Workshops and Keynotes
Lately, I have been leading sessions, keynotes, and workshops focused on authentic learning in an age of A.I. I use humor and storytelling along with practical strategies to inspire and equip educators at the K-12 and Higher Education levels. If you reach out, we can create something customized for your school, district, or institution.
How Will We Respond to the A.I. Revolution?
The A.I. Revolution is here. For some, it’s exciting. For others, it feels terrifying. Still others feel baffled and confused by it. Many of us feel a mix of all three emotions. But one thing is clear. It’s here and it’s not going away. In this keynote, we explore how we might adapt and change as we navigate the new terrain of an AI world. We explore the human skills students will need in a world of smart machines. Ultimately, we’ll be reminded of the hope and humanity we continue to have in a time of epic change.
Navigating the Maze
For years, we were taught a formula. Go to school, get good grades, graduate from a university, and climate a corporate ladder. But the ladder is gone and our students will instead navigate a complex maze. We at the beginning of the AI revolution and we can’t predict what this maze will look like. In this keynote, we explore what vital skills students will need to become self-directed learners who can thrive in the maze. We’ll examine how creativity and curiosity can help develop the adaptability students will need as they navigate a complex and unpredictable world fueled by generative A.I.
This is the Future of Education
For all the talk of gadgets and apps, the future of education won’t center around a new content delivery system. The future is in your classroom. It’s with your students. Your school is packed with creative potential. In this keynote, we tackle what the future of education will look like as we shift toward creativity and innovation in a world of smart machines.
The best way to prepare students for the future is to empower them in the present. In this keynote or workshop, we explore what it means to use vintage ideas, tools, and strategies in new and relevant ways. Here, we focus on innovation as a focus on “what is best” rather than “what is next.” Our focus is on how we move forward in a world of smart machines.
How Will We Respond to the A.I. Revolution?
The A.I. Revolution is here. For some, it’s exciting. For others, it feels terrifying. Still others feel baffled and confused by it. Many of us feel a mix of all three emotions. But one thing is clear. It’s here and it’s not going away. In this workshop, we explore how we might adapt and change as we navigate the new terrain of an AI world. We explore the human skills students will need in a world of smart machines. Ultimately, we’ll be reminded of the hope and humanity we continue to have in a time of epic change.
A.I. For Personalized Learning
While many companies promise a personalized learning experience focused on adaptive learning (students sitting at a computer getting leveled worksheets), authentic personalized learning is centered on the person. In this workshop, we explore how we can design personalized learning with scaffolds, supports, and differentiation using A.I. We’ll explore how we can design something that is human-centered but A.I.-informed.
Integrating A.I. Into PBL
PBL can seem daunting when you have time constraints, standards, and a curriculum map. What does it look like? How do you even get started? In this workshop, we begin with the “why” and move into the “how.” As a group, we will do a mini-project and plan out an initial PBL unit. Unlike traditional PBL training, we will explore how we might use generative A.I. (including tools like ChatGPT) into the entire project process.
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