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April 16, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

The AI Educator Brain on Lesson Planning with AI: Teaching Sidekick or Sci-Fi Overlord?


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About This Webinar

Buckle up for a classroom adventure into the future with Sari Beth Rosenberg and Kelly Booz, where we turn the tables on AI and put it to the test—lesson planning edition! Will it be a teaching sidekick or a sci-fi overlord? Join us for a lively and humorous exploration of AI's latest classroom caper: drafting lesson plans faster than a student can ask, "Is this going to be on the test?"

We'll showcase a live demo of AI spinning a lesson plan out of thin digital air, all while Sari Beth and Kelly add their expert commentary, teacherly skepticism and plenty of laughs. Get ready to learn, chuckle and question as we dive deep into the practical use, potential pitfalls and hilariously unexpected outcomes of AI-assisted lesson planning.

Key takeaways:

  • A good-humored grasp of what AI can (and can't) do in lesson planning;
  • Creative tactics for merging AI’s quick wits with the irreplaceable human touch of a seasoned educator;
  • A critical look at AI outputs to sort the genius ideas from the comical misfires; and
  • Real talk on making AI your trusty teaching sidekick—without letting it take over the world.

Intended Audience: Educators ready for a chuckle, tech-curious teachers, and anyone who’s ever wished for a lesson-planning genie!

Learn more here:


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Director of Share My Lesson, AFT

Kelly Carmichael Booz oversees the AFT PreK-12 online resources serving 2.1 million educators on the AFT's, the AFT's E-Learning professional development platform, and the production and dissemination of PreK-12 publication for the AFT's 1.7 million members. Kelly was appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Standards of Learning Innovation Committee to evaluate the Virginia accountability and assessment systems. Kelly was elected to the Alexandria City School Board in 2012 and served on the Board from 2013-2015. For her work in the community, she was named Alexandria, Virginia's Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 in 2017.

Working in various civic education capacities, Kelly serves on the Board of Directors for Virginia Civics, which promotes constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement, empowering the next generation of leaders in Virginia. Previously, Kelly served as Director of Civic Education at James Madison’s Montpelier and as Manager of Teacher Programs at Alexandria’s Close Up Foundation.

Kelly has a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia a B.A. from Carleton College.

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Sari Beth Rosenberg has been teaching U.S. History and AP U.S. History at a New York City public high school, the High School for Environmental Studies, for the past 20 years and she currently hosts the PBS NewsHour Classroom Educator Zoom Series. Rosenberg has been featured in various publications and multimedia platforms, including USA Today, NBC News, CNN, The TODAY Show, The Washington Post, Reuters, Chalkbeat, Parents Magazine, The Progressive, A+E/Lifetime, Travel Channel, AFT Voices, Share My Lesson, TheSkimm, Pix11, and PBS NewsHour. Rosenberg is the co-founder (along with co-founders Abbey Clements and Sarah Lerner) of Teachers Unify To End Gun Violence. Rosenberg also serves as a Senior Advisor for Voters of Tomorrow.

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AI Expert, AI Educator Brain

EdBrain is the AI brainchild of AFT Share My Lesson’s Kelly Booz and educator Sari Beth Rosenberg, designed to enhance the teaching experience with a dash of digital wisdom. This AI sidekick helps educators navigate the realm of artificial intelligence in education, offering insights, resources and a critical lens to determine the effectiveness of AI tools in the classroom. EdBrain blends technology with pedagogy, making learning both efficient and enjoyable.

With its unique ability to analyze and recommend AI educational tools, EdBrain ensures that teachers have the best tech at their fingertips, while also keeping the atmosphere light with its quirky humor. Whether it’s lesson planning assistance or exploring new teaching strategies, EdBrain is always ready to add value—and a smile—to educators’ daily lives.

Remember, EdBrain’s philosophy on technology in the classroom is: “Use AI wisely because not all heroes wear capes—some just have really good algorithms.” And why don't skeletons fight each other? They don't have the guts. ?✨

Check out the AI Educator Brain partner page.

Professional Credit

Share My Lesson webinars are available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

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1 Reviews
A Novice in Search of AI
I have no experience with AI, except to have moderate concern about where this might all be heading in other parts of the human experience. Your presentation showed how it can be used to open our experience as teachers. While it provided more questions than answers, it is now time to play with less trepidation than previously felt. Thank you!
April 16, 2024