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AI in K-12 Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

Course details

Credential
Course completion

Delivery method
Online

Course dates, fees and registration

Fall 2024

Wednesday's from 6:00 - 8:00 pm: September 25 to November 13, 2024

$650 CAD + HST

Open

Registration open until September 25, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on May 27, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

Overview

Are you ready to dive deeper into the world of Generative AI and unlock its full potential for your classroom? Our specialized course is here to guide you on a transformative journey, designed specifically for K-12 teachers like you who are eager to enhance their teaching toolkit with the latest in AI technology.

What's This Adventure About?

  • Discover Generative AI: Embark on an exploration of Generative AI's incredible capabilities. Imagine bringing to life lessons that captivate, inspire, and engage your students in ways you've never seen before.
  • Innovative Teaching Tools: Dive into the myriad of ways Generative AI can revolutionize your teaching, assessment, and educational planning. Picture a classroom where every lesson is tailored to the unique needs and interests of your students, making learning more personalized and effective than ever.
  • Hands-On Experience: Get ready to roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in the practical application of these cutting-edge tools. We will equip you with the skills to seamlessly integrate Generative AI into your daily teaching practices, enhancing both efficiency and effectiveness in your classroom.
  • Beyond the Basics: This course goes even further, offering a deep dive into the advanced technologies behind Generative AI. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of how these tools work and how they can be adapted to create dynamic, engaging, and innovative educational experiences.

Why You'll Love This Course:

  • Empower Your Teaching: Elevate your teaching methods with the power of Generative AI, creating learning experiences that are not only more engaging and personalized but also more fun and inspiring for your students.
  • Practical and Hands-On: Through real-world examples and hands-on projects, you'll learn how to apply Generative AI in various educational settings. You'll leave the course with actionable tools and strategies ready to be implemented in your classroom.
  • Join a Community of Innovators: Connect with a vibrant community of forward-thinking educators. Share ideas, challenges, and successes as you navigate the exciting world of Generative AI in education together. 

Wow, just wow! Every week was packed with new information; however, it wasn't overwhelming. A great course with an even better instructor.

 Anonymous
AI in K12 Education (April 2024)

Are You Ready to Transform Your Classroom?

Join us on this exciting journey to explore the frontiers of Generative AI in education. Together, we'll unlock new possibilities for teaching and learning, making your classroom a beacon of innovation and creativity.

Let's embark on this adventure together and shape the future of education with Generative AI. See you in class!

This course is also available as a custom program for organizations that would like to arrange delivery for a large group. Contact us at continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca for more information.


Who should attend?

This course is perfect for K-12 educators who are ready to explore and apply the power of Generative AI in their teaching. Whether you're looking to boost student engagement, streamline your teaching processes, or create more personalized learning experiences, this course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills.


What you'll learn

  • Learning outcomes

    By the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Gain in-depth knowledge of how Generative AI operates, including its algorithms, models, and mechanisms specific to educational applications.
    • Develop the skills to effectively integrate and utilize Generative AI tools in curriculum development, personalized learning, and assessment strategies.
    • Learn how to employ Generative AI to create dynamic and engaging learning experiences that cater to the diverse needs of students.
    • Master the use of Generative AI in designing and automating assessments, providing immediate, personalized feedback to students.
    • Discover strategies for leveraging Generative AI to streamline administrative tasks, freeing time to focus on teaching and student engagement.
    • Understand how to analyze data generated by AI tools for informed decision-making about curriculum adjustments, teaching methodologies, and student support.
    • Cultivate a critical understanding of the ethical implications of using AI in education, including privacy, bias, and ensuring digital literacy among students.
    • Develop a plan for ongoing learning and adaptation of new Generative AI tools and resources as they evolve in the field of education.
  • Week 1: Introduction and overview of Generative AI and its underlying principles
    • Foundational Concepts: Explore the basics of Generative AI, including its definition, key technologies, and the principles that govern its functionality and development.
    Understanding the Landscape: Gain an overview of the current state of Generative AI in the education field, with a focus on its applications, potential, and the challenges it presents, especially in educational contexts.
  • Week 2: Prompt Engineering - How it works and best practices
    • Understanding Prompt Engineering: Delve into the fundamentals of prompt engineering, exploring how precise inputs can guide Generative AI to produce desired outputs tailored for educational purposes.
    • Best Practices and Applications: Learn the best practices for crafting effective prompts in educational settings, including creating dynamic learning materials, formulating assessment questions, and encouraging critical thinking among students.
    Hands-On Exercises: Engage in practical exercises to apply prompt engineering techniques in real-world educational scenarios, enhancing the relevance and impact of teaching and learning processes.
  • Week 3: Generative AI Lesson Planning
    • Innovative Lesson Design: Learn how to use Generative AI to design creative and personalized lesson plans that cater to the diverse learning styles and needs of students, incorporating AI-generated content and activities.
    Interactive Learning Experiences: Explore methods to integrate Generative AI tools into your teaching to create more interactive and engaging classroom activities, enhancing student participation and learning outcomes.
  • Week 4: Generative AI Content Development
    • Introduction to Diverse AI Content Generators: Learn about the vast capabilities of Generative AI in producing varied educational content, including images, audio, and slideshows tailored for educational purposes.
    • Hands-on Exploration: Engage in practical demonstrations and exercises to explore and understand how to leverage different Generative AI applications for creating dynamic and impactful educational materials.
    • Application in Education: Gain insights into the innovative ways Generative AI can be utilized to enhance teaching materials, making learning more interactive and accessible to students.
  • Week 5: Generative AI Differentiated Instruction
    • Tailored Learning Experiences: Learn how to use Generative AI to analyze student performance data and create customized learning pathways that accommodate the unique learning styles, preferences, and needs of each student.
    Dynamic Content Creation: Master the techniques for employing Generative AI tools to generate diverse educational content, including personalized exercises, readings, and interactive materials, to engage students at various levels of understanding and interest.
  • Week 6: Generative AI Assessment, Feedback and Reporting
    • Generative AI for Diverse Assessment Forms: Learn to use Generative AI to design assessments for learning (to guide teaching), as learning (to engage students in assessment), and of learning (to evaluate student progress), enhancing both formative (ongoing) and summative (final) assessments.
    • Automated Feedback and Personalized Reporting: Master the creation of automated, immediate feedback through exit tickets and customized rubrics, and generate insightful comments for report cards, utilizing Generative AI to analyze and summarize student performance data effectively.
    Innovative Assessment Tools and Strategies: Explore advanced Generative AI applications to craft engaging and relevant assessment tools, streamlining the assessment process while ensuring comprehensive evaluation and feedback mechanisms for both teachers and students
  • Week 7: AI and Digital Citizenship
    • Understanding Digital Citizenship in the AI Era: Explore the concept of digital citizenship and its evolution with the advent of AI technologies, emphasizing responsible use, digital ethics, and the impact on society.
    • AI's Role in Promoting Responsible Digital Behavior: Learn how Generative AI can be used to teach and reinforce digital citizenship among students, including privacy management, understanding AI biases, and fostering online safety and respect.
    Developing Critical Digital Literacy Skills: Equip educators with strategies to help students critically assess information, recognize AI-generated content, and understand the implications of AI interactions in digital environments.
  • Week 8: Building a GPT and Exploring AI Tools
    • Building Your Own GPT: Learn the step-by-step process of creating a Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) tailored for educational purposes, including selecting training data, model training, and fine-tuning techniques.
    • Exploring AI Tools for Educators: Discover a broad spectrum of AI tools beyond GPT, including content generators, grading automation, and interactive learning platforms, and understand how to integrate them into various teaching and learning contexts.
    Hands-On Projects and Applications: Engage in practical projects to apply your knowledge, creating AI-driven solutions and resources that can be directly implemented in your classroom or educational setting

Course information

Fall 2024

AI in K-12 Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning in the Classroom Wednesday's from 6:00 - 8:00 pm: Wednesday, September 25 to Wednesday, November 13, 2024 6 to 8 p.m.

Fall 2024

Registration fee Registration status

$650 CAD + HST

Open

Registration open until September 25, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on May 27, 2024

Closed

Registration closed


Registration for this course is through a secure online registration form. All course fees must be paid at the time of registration.

Discounts

԰AV University students, alumni and staff are elligible for a discount on this program.

Please contact continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca with your Student/Banner ID before registering for details on how to apply this discount.

Weekly course meeting times allow for an ongoing, practical learning cycle with individualized mentoring and feedback. Learn new concepts virtually, plan and implement these concepts on your own throughout the week, then debrief and reflect on your experience with the instructor and your peers in the next class to cement your learning. You will also create a portfolio of your work to demonstrate your new skills.
Those completing the Generative AI in K-12 Education: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the Ontario Classroom course are subject to the policies of ԰AV University and Continuous Learning. ԰AV policies can be found in the Policy Library. Continuous Learning policies can be found in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing the Generative AI in K-12 Education: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the Ontario Classroom course are expected to adhere to the General and Open enrolment regulations.

Requirements

Though this course is open to all, it is expected that all learners in this course have post-secondary education and/or industry experience relating to teaching curriculum for grades 1 to 12.

Suitability for registration in this course is at the learner's discretion.

To obtain the Certificate, the participant must:

  • Register and make full payment;
  • Attend each (i.e. all eight) required online session;
  • Actively participate in each (i.e. all eight) of each online sessions (including group discussions and debriefs);
  • Successfully complete the final project (portfolio). 
  • Attendance requirements

Learners must attend and actively participate in all eight (8) virtual in-class sessions (including group discussions and debriefs). See the "Certificate requirements" section above for all requirements to obtain a University Certificate for this course.

Module Title

Date and Time

Week 1: Introduction and overview of Generative AI and its underlying principles

April 17th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Week 2: Prompt Engineering - How it works and best practices

April 24th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Week 3: Generative AI Lesson Planning

May 1st - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Week 4: Generative AI Content Development

May 8th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Week 5: Generative AI Differentiated Instruction

May 15th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Week 6: Generative AI Assessment, Feedback and Reporting

May 22nd - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Week 7: AI and Digital Citizenship

May 29th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Week 8: Building a GPT and Exploring AI Tools

June 5th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Online learning technology requirements:
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)

About your instructor

John Workman is a dedicated educator and facilitator passionate about leveraging technology to enhance learning. As a previous Additional Qualification Instructor for ETFO, he has played a significant role in the professional development of teachers, emphasizing the importance of integrating innovative teaching methods and technology in the classroom. John's commitment to educational excellence is also evident in his work as a Durham District School Board professional development facilitator. His recent completion of the Artificial Intelligence for Teaching and Learning Certificate program at Ontario Tech University equips him with the latest knowledge and skills in applying AI in education. John's blend of practical teaching experience and expertise in generative AI technologies positions him as an insightful instructor for those interested in the transformative potential of AI in educational settings.

Course details

Credential
Course completion

Delivery method
Online

Course dates, fees and registration

Fall 2024

Wednesday's from 6:00 - 8:00 pm: September 25 to November 13, 2024

$650 CAD + HST

Open

Registration open until September 25, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on May 27, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

Contact information

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905.721.3111

԰AV University, North Oshawa location
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa L1G 0C5 


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