AI-Enhanced Professional Development for Educators

EllieC
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Welcome to "Try This!", a weekly blog series where we dive into the ever-evolving world of generative AI and share valuable insights and practical teaching ideas. Discover how educators are leveraging AI, gain fresh perspectives, and explore innovative approaches to education that you can try out yourself.

This week, we’ve rounded up six resources on AI-Enhanced Professional Development for Educators. Check them out below:

  1. An article on the integration of AI in education, reflecting on historical perspectives and contemporary challenges while exploring the benefits AI offers, such as aiding gender equality in technology, supporting language learners, facilitating alternative instruction methods, and promoting critical thinking skills among students.
  2. An article explores how educators are incorporating AI tools into their teaching practices, discussing both the benefits and potential drawbacks, and featuring examples of teachers using AI for lesson planning, assisting English learners, and providing feedback on student work.
  3. An article advocating for educators to understand and embrace AI tools in their teaching practice, highlighting their potential to enhance personalized learning, improve efficiency, and streamline content creation, while also providing recommendations for AI-powered tools to facilitate teaching tasks and enhance student learning.
  4. An article highlighting the opportunities and challenges of employing AI systems to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment, and proposes recommendations to support educators and researchers in promoting AI education in classrooms and academia.
  5. An article on Mike Harris, an educator in Wichita leveraging tools like ChatGPT to streamline tasks like crafting lesson plans, igniting discussions about the technology's potential benefits and pitfalls among educators globally.
  6. A blog post on the importance of community, knowledge sharing, and collaboration for meaningful innovation and professional development in an AI era.

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