During CIRCLS AI and Education Policy working group, we synthesized a set of recommendations to encourage all stakeholders to create better policy for implementing AI in the classroom.
Recent shifts in the delivery of learning experiences have accelerated the importance of emerging technologies in schools and classrooms. The urgency for educators to become familiar with emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) necessitates additional policies including specific safeguards for all. Educators are in a position of responsibility and should be fully aware of the latest technologies, such as AI, so they can make good decisions and educate students as informed citizens and future workforce. Educators must be considered and supported as full partners in developing and implementing these tools in all learning environments. The goal of this policy brief is to delineate areas that require educator attention around AI so they are empowered to develop recommendations that support literacy on AI that work within their contexts. In this context, we define literacy as general competency around how AI works, the types of data it collects, and how that data can be used. By doing so, we aim to provide useful guidance to build additional knowledge and skills, including the ethical and unbiased decisions by educators in selecting and using AI systems and technologies in classroom environments.
Tanner Jackson, Deblina Pakhira, Arun Balajiee Lekshmi Narayanan, Pati Ruiz, Judi Fusco, Kip Glazer, Phillip Eaglin, Amy Eguchi
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