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Harnessing the Power of Applied Artificial Intelligence for Educators

Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Harnessing the Power of Applied Artificial Intelligence for Educators

Presented by Laura Burke, Principal, Clara Brown Entrepreneurial Academy (CO); Dr. Josh Rayburn, Chief Information Officer, Woodford County Public Schools (KY); and Kiki Huckaby, Former Teacher, Current Chief Impact Officer, MindSpark Learning

Sponsored by MindSpark Learning

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Educators, get ready to reimagine the future of education with Applied AI! Since 2017, MindSpark has been leading the way in AI education with extraordinary learning experiences that shape the future. Our AI professional learning experiences are inspired by an innovative set of core values: be adaptive, be human centric, and be collaborative.

This edLeader Panel is a gateway to the world of Applied AI, where theories turn into practical use. Say goodbye to the complexities of AI and get ready for hands-on, relevant concepts that you can use in the classroom and beyond. Applied AI in education isn’t just about solving problems, it’s also about creating new opportunities and improving lives. Our goal is to help make AI your ultimate companion and explore its impact with curiosity and openness. Watch as we navigate, explore, and learn together, harnessing the potential of Applied AI! Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Applied AI and the applications of Generative AI
  • Learn hands-on techniques to apply AI in real-world educational scenarios
  • Advance skills in AI prompt engineering for educational applications
  • Leverage AI for productivity and task management

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to K-12 teachers, education technology leaders, and school and district leaders.

Laura Burke

About the Presenters

Laura Burke spent 15 years as a special education classroom teacher prior to earning her master’s degree in education from Regis University. She then went on to earn Principal, Special Education Director, and K-12 District Administrator’s licenses from the University of Colorado. Laura is the founder of a nonprofit organization that supports the success of students who think and learn differently, and has also served on several community organizations, including time as a City Commissioner for the Denver Commission for People with Disabilities. Laura has been a school administrator at both the building and district levels and is currently the Founding Principal of Clara Brown Entrepreneurial Academy, a public magnet school in Aurora Public Schools.

Josh Rayburn

Dr. Josh Rayburn currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for Woodford County Public Schools in Versailles, Kentucky. Previously, he held the role of District STEM Learning Coach for Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, where he worked on a mobile learning STEM bus and coached teachers in blending technology and STEM initiatives to increase student engagement. Dr. Rayburn’s teaching background includes positions as an orchestra director, robotics coach, STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) coordinator, and digital learning coach. Passionate about STE(A)M education, he strives to provide learners of all ages with meaningful and authentic learning experiences. Dr. Rayburn resides in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife and family.

Kiki Huckaby

Kiki Huckaby is a former teacher turned educational catalyst who excels at challenging the status quo by pushing educators to transform their pedagogy to meet the needs of all students. As the current Chief Impact Officer at MindSpark Learning, Kiki brings extensive experience in curriculum development and professional learning to her role. She is a firm believer that students should play an active role in their own education and that educators should facilitate an environment that empowers them to do so. Kiki regularly encourages leadership to embrace a creative culture within their buildings to create engaging learning experiences, and she is also a pioneer in problem-based learning (PBL), which embeds classrooms in real-world problems and meets federal standards in a meaningful and authentic way. Kiki earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master’s degree in curriculum studies from the University of Northern Colorado.

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MindSpark Learning

MindSpark is an innovative organization that believes in the power of education to solve society’s most pressing problems. Their programs deliver cutting-edge professional development experiences for educators, industry partners, and communities, enabling them to take their newly acquired skills back to the classroom and beyond. Since 2017, MindSpark has made an enormous impact, reaching almost 38K professionals and over 1.8M students worldwide. The organization has established meaningful relationships with more than 1000 industry and community partners, serving all 50 states and 88 countries. MindSpark’s programs are designed to bridge the gap between the most highly impacted regions and the leading edge regions, ensuring that everyone has access to the best possible educational resources. By empowering educators and communities with the tools they need to succeed, MindSpark hopes to create a brighter future for all.


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