PROVIDING SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS
Session Title: AI for Edu
Session Description: Artificial Intelligence is everywhere, from virtual assistants to purchase and entertainment recommendations. We must teach A.I. literacy to even our youngest students so that they are equipped to navigate an increasingly intelligent digital world. This workshop will help teachers better understand the A.I. landscape and how to begin including A.I. instruction in their lessons. Participants will explore the Five Big Ideas of Artificial Intelligence created by the AI4K12 initiative by interacting with simple online tools. The presenter will provide sample instructional activities based on the Five Big Ideas framework that will inspire teachers to incorporate basic A.I. instruction into whatever subjects they teach.
Presenter Biography: Jennifer holds a Master of Science degree in Technology for Educators from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, Studio Art, and Art Education from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College). Jennifer has been a Maryland educator in Baltimore County Public Schools for 21 years. She spent 8 years teaching middle school studio art, computer graphics, computer applications, yearbook, and video production before becoming an instructional technology resource teacher for the school system. In the last 13 years, she has been an instructional coach for teachers at all grade levels, a curriculum designer for technology integration and elementary computer science, and a professional development facilitator on a wide range of topics. Most recently, Jennifer has taken the lead in the school system's initiative to bring computer science to all elementary school students.