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Embracing AI: Your Sidekick for Classroom Success

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Embracing AI: Your Sidekick for Classroom Success

Presented by Donnie Piercey, Educator and Author
Moderated by Kara Ball, Academic Officer and Author, Teacher Created Materials

Sponsored by Teacher Created Materials

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Have you ever tried explaining artificial intelligence to a fifth grader? Or wondered what a classroom lesson integrated with AI actually looks like? Join Donnie Piercey, classroom teacher and AI expert, to discover the advantages of utilizing AI in education. In this playful and practical edWebinar, you learn how AI can save teachers precious time and benefit students at all levels.

Viewers receive insightful answers to common questions and concerns about AI and leave with real-world strategies to make learning fun and effective—with minimal effort! The session also covers digital citizenship, responsible AI use, and ensuring accessibility for all students. Come for the fun and creative demonstrations, stay for the outcomes from a real classroom! In this edWebinar, viewers:

  • Learn what AI is and what it can do (and what it can’t)
  • Gain answers to common questions and concerns and learn how to keep ahead of the curve with AI in education
  • Explore empowering strategies that can be implemented immediately in the classroom

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, coaches, and school and district leaders.

Donnie Piercey

About the Presenter

Donnie Piercey is an educator and author. The 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Donnie has over 18 years of experience in education and currently teaches fifth grade in Lexington, Kentucky. With a background in technology integration, he empowers student inquiry and engagement through innovative teaching methods. He authored a professional resource, 50 Strategies for Integrating AI into the Classroom, that offers quick, accessible strategies for utilizing artificial intelligence as a tool for teaching. As the North American lead for the Google Earth Education Experts Network, Donnie is at the forefront of educational technology. His contributions have garnered national attention, with features on Good Morning America, the Associated Press, and PBS.

Kara Ball

About the Moderator

Kara Ball currently works as an Academic Officer for Teacher Created Materials and specializes in science and STEAM education. Additionally, Kara provides professional development in the content areas of math, ELA, science, special education, early childhood, and social studies for schools, districts, teachers, and educational trainers.

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