TeachAI aims to integrate AI education into primary and secondary curricula worldwide through new reports, policy recommendations, and public engagement opportunities.
AI’s rapid pace of development in recent months offers exciting applications for the classroom, but the unprecedented technology also demands deliberation as the implications are vast.There is a pressing need for updated curriculum standards, courses, tools, and assessments to better prepare students for an age of AI. The global education system must modernize not only how we teach, but also what we teach, and how we measure student success.
Code.org, ETS, ISTE, Khan Academy, and World Economic Forum today announced the formation of TeachAI, bringing together education, nonprofit, and technology partners to develop a practical framework to assist governments and education authorities with integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into primary and secondary curricula worldwide safely and ethically.
This new effort will convene technology leaders such as Amazon, Cisco, Microsoft, and OpenAI, education organizations such as AASA (The School Superintendents Association), College Board, Council of Chief State School Officers, National Association of State Boards of Education, National School Boards Association, leading university researchers and equity-focused groups such as Black in AI and National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), as well as education ministries and associations from Brazil, Germany, Kenya, Malaysia, South Korea, UAE, UK, and other countries from six continents. These organizations reach millions of teachers and hundreds of millions of students worldwide. Read the complete list of participants at TeachAI.org.
TeachAI is committing to offer guidance to governments and educational leaders on how to adapt to the needs of an increasingly AI-driven world and connecting the discussion of teaching with AI to teaching about AI and computer science. The group will take proactive steps to protect student safety, respect student privacy rights, and address issues of bias and misinformation. These issues shouldn’t be an afterthought and will be addressed from the launch of TeachAI and be significantly reflected in TeachAI outputs.
Here is how we plan to make a direct impact on classrooms globally:
TeachAI will produce best practice guidelines for policymakers, education leaders, classroom educators, parents, and companies offering valuable insights on incorporating AI in primary and secondary education curriculum standards, courses, tools, assessments, and professional learning.
This effort will also attempt to re-envision the purpose of education writ large. We need to modernize how we teach and assess what we teach by reconsidering whether educational subjects and learning objectives will matter in light of ongoing AI developments.
Since 2016, the K-12 Computer Science Framework has guided education systems throughout the U.S. and some countries in implementing computer science curricula in primary and secondary schools. TeachAI will create recommendations for a global audience, reflecting the need for CS instruction to teach about AI and using AI. This work will guide standards, curriculum, professional learning, assessments, and policy.
In addition to producing reports and guidelines, TeachAI will engage the broader education community through webinars, blog posts, emails, and social media to collect feedback and share learnings.
TeachAI will be coordinated by a steering committee formed by Code.org, Educational Testing Service (ETS), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Khan Academy, and World Economic Forum.
Here is how these organizations are harnessing the power of AI in Education.
Code.org, dedicated to expanding access to computer science education in schools worldwide, is working to bring AI education and AI tools into every classroom through curriculum, teacher training, and tools. It will enhance its learning platform with AI features to help students become digitally literate citizens in a world that AI will transform.
ETS, a global leader in educational assessment and data, is home to the ETS® AI Labs™, which supports all learners and educators by developing research-based, AI-powered solutions that enable personalized learning paths.
ISTE, a nonprofit organization working with educators from more than 100 countries to accelerate innovation in education, provides professional development for educators on how to use AI to support learning. More than a thousand educators are already participating in ISTE’s AI professional learning programs to help students develop foundational knowledge and skills about AI.
Khan Academy, a global nonprofit with a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere, recently introduced a pilot of Khanmigo, an AI-powered guide that is a tutor for students and an assistant for teachers.
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world by engaging the foremost business, political, cultural and other leaders to shape global, regional and industry agendas, will serve as the key platform for disseminating thought leadership and bringing together the public and private sectors to co-design, test, and implement policies, practices and frameworks that increase the benefits of AI and machine learning in education and learning.
Want to join us to bring AI into classrooms? Organizations from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors are welcome to join the partnership. Together, we can shape the future of education.
To hear about these new efforts and receive updates as the partnership conducts its convenings, please sign up at TeachAI.org.
— TeachAI Steering Committee
这项新的努力将召集亚马逊、思科、Microsoft和OpenAI等技术领导者，AASA（学校总监协会）、大学理事会、州立首席学校官员委员会、全国州教育委员会协会、全国学校董事会协会等教育组织，领先的大学研究人员和以公平为重点的团体，如人工智能中的黑人和国家妇女与信息技术中心（NCWIT）， 以及来自巴西、德国、肯尼亚、马来西亚、韩国、阿联酋、英国和六大洲其他国家的教育部和协会。这些组织覆盖全球数百万教师和数亿学生。在 TeachAI.org 阅读完整的参与者列表。
自 2016 年以来，K-12 计算机科学框架指导美国和一些国家的教育系统在中小学实施计算机科学课程。TeachAI将为全球受众创建建议，反映CS教学对AI教学和使用AI的需求。这项工作将指导标准、课程、专业学习、评估和政策。
ETS 是教育评估和数据领域的全球领导者，是 ETS® AI 实验室的所在地，该实验室™通过开发基于研究的人工智能驱动解决方案来支持所有学习者和教育工作者，从而实现个性化的学习路径。
要了解这些新的努力并在合作伙伴关系召开时收到最新信息，请在 TeachAI.org 注册。