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Effective Teaching & Instructional Development
AI is a prominent topic in teaching and learning. The sessions falling under this category address the classroom, pedagogy, and faculty integration of AI. From open discussions to using AI for critical thinking, the possibilities are only limited to the imagination.
AI Workshop 1: A Gentle Introduction to AI
12/13/2023 - 12/13/2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kimbel Library - 218
A Gentle Introduction to AI offers an inclusive and accessible exploration of artificial intelligence, catering to participants with varying levels of familiarity with the subject. This comprehensive workshop delves into the basics of AI, encompassing machine learning, neural networks, and the transformative impact of AI chatbots like ChatGPT or Bard. Through a visually engaging explainer, participants will understand the inner workings of these chatbots, unlocking the mysteries behind their capabilities. The workshop also addresses the journey to becoming an AI expert, explores the polarization among professors on AI, and provides strategies for mastering generative AI, including crafting reusable prompts for effective learning design. Attendees will learn to optimize their interactions with AI, such as ChatGPT, through valuable insights like "Get the Best From ChatGPT With These Golden Prompts." Furthermore, the workshop delves into the implementation of AI in education, specifically focusing on Using AI to Implement Effective Teaching Strategies in Classrooms: Five Strategies, Including Prompts. Join us in this celebratory and enlightening experience as we navigate the dynamic landscape of artificial intelligence together.
AI Workshop 2: Assignment Redesign in the Age of AI
12/14/2023 - 12/14/2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jean Bennett, Daniel DeLuca
AI Workshop 2: Assignment Redesign in the Age of AI is a dynamic and comprehensive professional development opportunity for educators seeking to enhance their pedagogical strategies in the context of artificial intelligence. This workshop incorporates Fink's backward design methodology, encouraging participants to start with the end goals and work backward to create assignments that align with these objectives. The integration of Bloom's Taxonomy and its relevance to AI education further enriches the workshop, enabling educators to scaffold learning experiences and cater to various cognitive levels. TILT (Transparency in Learning and Teaching) principles are interwoven, promoting a transparent and inclusive learning environment. Participants will explore the intersection of Bloom's Taxonomy and AI, understanding how to leverage AI tools such as ChatGPT to foster higher-order thinking skills among students.