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March 19, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

The Human Element: Ethics, Equity, and the Educator's Role in AI


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About This Webinar

Artificial intelligence has hit the mainstream, and its impact on education is evident. Despite the focus on all the new technologies available to students and teachers alike, AI has also sparked conversations about equity, ethics, and safety. In this presentation, we’ll focus on how human interactions and guidance can make all the difference as we teach our students the skills they’ll need for the future.

Building upon Science Friday’s interviews with artists, technologists, and educators, we’ll ask the big questions. How do we teach students to understand the line between using AI to enhance learning and cheating? How do we ensure equity for marginalized students in a world of potentially biased AI detectors? How do we protect the data privacy and online identities of our learners?

The answers to all these questions rely on one crucial factor: The teacher. A teacher’s knowledge of their students, skill in presenting new ideas, and understanding of the complex issues at hand provide the human touch to transform AI from an educational technology into a valuable learning tool.

Participants of this 2024 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session will leave with a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by AI. They’ll also gain tools and media to help students understand their role in the evolution of this technology and advocate for equitable policies in their schools. Plus, the presenter will demonstrate several free activities that introduce important AI concepts to students through project-based learning.


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Education Program Manager, Science Friday Initiative

Sandy Roberts is the Education Program Manager at Science Friday, where she creates learning resources, content, and experiences to advance STEM equity in all learning environments. 

Sandy earned her degree in chemical biology from Stevens Institute of Technology with a minor in literature and certificates in chemical engineering and computer science. After working in both pharmaceutical research and publishing, she transitioned her career to education when she started a family. 

Since then, Sandy has taught both formally as a middle school STEM teacher and informally at local libraries, homeschool co-ops, museums, and camps through her business Kaleidoscope Enrichment LLC. She’s also offered Professional Development for educators through Rutgers University, where she is pursuing a graduate degree in STEM and Maker Education.

Sandy has participated in and presented at Maker Faires along the East Coast since 2012 where she has won numerous ribbons for her educational activities. Channeling the Maker Movement into education, she has overseen the development of three makerspaces, written The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects (McGraw-Hill 2019), and served as Maker Camp Community Manager for Make: Magazine. Sandy has also spoken at conferences such as the Make: Education Forum, National Science Teachers Association STEM Conference, and the New Jersey Educational Technology Conference.

When not teaching or writing, Sandy can be found tinkering at home, exploring the outdoors, or spending time with her family—sometimes all three at once. Lately, she’s been playing with origami circuits, relearning micro-python, and trying to perfect a gluten-free sourdough recipe.

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.

In addition, Share My Lesson has arrangements in place as follows:



Science Friday AI in Education Resources.pdf

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Science Friday AI Stories To Share.pdf

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The Human Element_ Ethics, Equity, and the Educator's Role in AI.pptx

March 19, 2024
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2 Reviews
Great Webinar
This webinar gave incite about AI. It also provided resources and ideas that I can implant in the school. Wonderful presentantion.
Maria E. Howe
March 20, 2024
Very informative
Great presentation, with a lot of resources, engaging, easy to follow and with practical tools.
March 19, 2024