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9.30am - 3.00pm - Log on between 9.15am and 9.30am Victorian Time

Live Streamed Webinar

School leaders/ Year Level Co-Ordinators/ Domain Leaders/Heads of Faculties

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Booking Conditions

No applications for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have their monies refunded in full. Cancellation prior to two weeks before the program date (cut-off date) will incur a 15% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable in full for cancellations made on or after the cut-off date or for failure to attend the program. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to us. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies be fully refunded. In the event of this program being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances registration monies only will be refunded as Critical Agendas will not accept liability for the payment of any other associated costs. Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised programs prior to commencement. Please note Critical Agendas reserves the right to transfer participants from face to face to webinar format with price adjustments (if required), should minimum numbers not be met for face to face event

How school leaders can pave the way for AI integration in their schools

Considering the debate around how artificial intelligence should be used by students and teachers, it is vital that school leaders play an engaged role in overseeing how artificial intelligence solutions are used in their school settings. This professional development course is designed to empower school leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively lead AI implementation projects and make informed decisions about AI adoption.

Throughout the course, school leaders will explore the capabilities of AI, considering its strengths and limitations. They will learn to assess how these characteristics align with the specific needs of their school setting, enabling them to make strategic decisions about AI integration.

School leaders will also develop strategies for ensuring that all members of the school community, including teachers, students, and parents, have the knowledge required to engage with AI solutions responsibly and productively.

We will discuss how AI education needs to be differentiated, as there is a wide range of familiarity with AI among teachers. Some teachers feel confident using state-of-the-art models and tools, while other teachers have never even used ChatGPT. This course will provide guidance to school leaders on how they can tailor AI education in their school settings to meet their teachers’ diverse levels of AI experience and comfort.

By the end of the course, each participant will have a comprehensive package of resources to facilitate professional development sessions within their own schools, communicate with stakeholders, and make informed decisions about how and when AI should be integrated into educational settings.

Presented by Critical Agendas

James Smith

James Smith was the Head of English, Humanities and the Advanced Learning Program at Alphington Grammar School. He holds a Master of Teaching (Secondary) and a Master of Education (Student Wellbeing), along with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Research, which focused on using digital technologies to teach writing explicitly. James’ research interests extend to the field of artificial intelligence, where he has collaborated with AI engineers to design the two multi-modal, large language model architectures, which are now pending patent approval. James views artificial intelligence as having the potential to reduce burnout in teachers and improve academic outcomes for students, however he firmly believes that any adoption by schools must keep the teachers “in the loop”.

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