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If you are an educator who wants to bring AI Literacy to your school, please check out our training videos and professional development opportunities.
BRING AI TO YOUR CLASSROOM
We have developed a wide variety of K-12 AI Literacy Units including curriculum, hands-on activities, sample projects, student-friendly toolkits, and assessments for which we offer teacher professional development training.
During the summer of 2024, MIT RAISE is offering its third annual MIT FutureMakers program, in which under-represented students in STEM from middle-school, high-school to undergraduate college-level, will have the opportunity to learn about AI and computational action in a hack-a-thon format.
FutureMakers is a cohort-based collaborative learning model that emphasizes computational action technical skill development for early talent pipeline development, and entrepreneurial thinking. Throughout the MIT FutureMakers program, participants:
- Develop AI, applied machine learning and technical prototype development skills,
- Develop teamwork and leadership skills,
- Learn about foundational AI concepts and the ethical considerations in AI development,
- Familiarize themselves with the language, libraries, and platforms related to software and ML development, and hands-on develop prototypes and mobile and webapps that concretize these learnings. Students us available coding toolkits to do this such as MIT App Inventor and Python with industry ML tools (e.g. Tensorflow, etc.)
- Learn from a number of webinars on how professionals are using AI/ML, as well as early career building skills (communication, resume development, etc)
The program spans about six (6) weeks, consisting of two phases:
- A training phase (~4 weeks) consisting of cohort-based learning from a curated interest-led curriculum, with regular mentoring by proximate mentors
- A Create-a-thon phase (2 weeks) consisting of teams developing AI based solutions to real-world problems, working in the same cohorts, once again guided by mentors. This culminates in a pitch competition
Participants will also attend seminars on career skills; engage in formal and informal peer-networking; and attend technical talks by AI industry professionals. All interactions will be hosted online using a digital platform and video-conferencing. FutureMakers is part of a longstanding collaboration with SureStart.
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Learn more at DayofAI.org
Day of AI is May 13, 2024 when K-12 students across the globe will engage in a series of freely available hands-on activities designed to introduce them to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it plays a part in their lives today.
Day of AI offers a full school day’s worth of curriculum and activities for elementary, middle school, and high school students. The program is completely free and accessible to students and teachers of all backgrounds and abilities. No technology or coding experience needed! This year, rather than asking everyone to do the curriculum on the same day, we’re making our resources available to educators to run at any time and in any increments they choose. Do one per week! Make it a theme week! Make it a school-wide event!
Then, each year in May, join a community of educators around the world in a Day of AI celebration: share your class’s projects, posters, photos, and videos, host a discussion, or create your own unique festivity. Stay tuned for details on how to share your class’s participation or join one of our Day of AI events.
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