About Us

AI for Teachers is a website dedicated to supporting the integration of Artificial Intelligence knowledge throughout K-12 learning. We believe educators need high quality curated resources and a supportive community in order to navigate the challenges of integrating new content into their existing classes. AI education is needed for all types of educators and grade levels, so we offer free professional development, webinars, conference presentations, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. We feature awesome schools, classrooms, and informal learning spaces so you can see exactly how other people like you are adding artificial intelligence to their programs. And, we keep the focus on ethical creation of technology with hands-on learning experiences in our Tools section.

AI for Teachers is supported by the Ryden Program for Innovation and Leadership in Artificial Intelligence at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. We are dedicated to increasing access for every child to have an experience with AI. After all, every child is already influenced by AI. Our ultimate vision is to fundamentally change the understanding of AI in society, and to create ethical thinkers and leaders for this transformative technology.

AI for Teachers is heavily informed by the AI4K12.org guidelines for K-12 education and seeks to be aligned with CSTA computer science and ISTE standards.


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The Ryden Program for Innovation and Leadership in Artificial Intelligence +

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and related fields have been important technical fields for many decades and have become increasingly important as the internet, personal computing technology, cloud services, and scientific data generation have become more available because of advances in technology. The Ryden Program’s goal is to educate the leaders of the future about AI so that they understand this powerful technology’s merits and the ethical considerations it raises. The Ryden Program will place a strong emphasis on ensuring students understand how to merge humanity with AI and how to use AI to solve complex, macro problems affecting society. The launch of the Ryden Program will put NCSSM at the leading-edge of secondary schools in America when it comes to AI learning.

The program is beginning  to develop programs in support of its mission and is excited about its participation in NCSSM’s summer programs and developing plans for the next academic year. We are also participating in state and national efforts to establish computer science and AI guidelines as part of K-12 computer science education.

Cisco +

Cisco helps seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the unconnected. An integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships, working together to identify our customers’ needs and provide solutions that fuel their success.

We have preserved this keen focus on solving business challenges since our founding in 1984. Len Bosack and wife Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices, but technological shortcomings did not allow such communication. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols, and as a result of solving their challenge, the multiprotocol router was born.

Cisco has made a large donation to support educational initiatives related to the intersection of AI and cybersecurity.

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CS4NC +

CS4NC is the North Carolina chapter of the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance — a consortium of states taking the lead to innovate with coordinated statewide computing education initiatives. Started in 2016, CS4NC is a collective from across NC with representatives from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State’s College of Education, the NC Department of Public Instruction, the UNC-Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics, the NC State Department of Computer Science, and the Computer Science Teachers Association. CS4NC is focused on increasing awareness of computing education and coordinating activities and initiatives that will help us grow our computing education networks of educators and computing industry professionals alike.

 

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CSforALL +

CSforALL is a central resource for individuals and organizations interested in K-12 computer science (CS) education. We connect providers, schools and districts, funders, and researchers working toward the goal of providing quality CS education to every child in the United States.

Computer Science for All is a bold initiative to empower all US students from kindergarten through high school to learn computer science (CS) and be equipped with the computational thinking skills they need to be creators in the digital economy, not just consumers, and to be active citizens in our technology-driven world. Our economy is rapidly shifting, and educators, policy makers, families, and business leaders are increasingly recognizing that CS is a “new basic” skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility.

CSforALL as an organization builds on efforts already being led by parents, teachers, school districts, states, and private sector leaders from across the country.

CSforALL grew out of the work done by the New York City Foundation for Computer Science (CSNYC) in 2013 to launch the CS4All 10-year public/private initiative in New York City. Beginning in 2016, CSNYC expanded its focus to supporting the national CS education community, and changed its name to CSforALL to represent the full scope of the organization’s programs.

 

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AI4ALL +

AI4ALL is a US-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in AI education, research, development, and policy.

The idea for AI4ALL originated in early 2015. Dr. Olga Russakovsky, a Stanford University PhD student at the time, approached her advisor, renowned AI researcher Dr. Fei-Fei Li, with an idea for how to create more access for underrepresented people in the field of artificial intelligence. Later that year, along with Dr. Rick Sommer–Executive Director of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies–the trio founded SAILORS. This program would be the first of its kind: a summer outreach program for high school girls to learn about human-centered AI.

 

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IBM P-TECH +

P–TECH is a public-education model that provides high school students from underserved backgrounds with the academic, technical, and professional skills and credentials they need for competitive STEM jobs.

P–TECH schools enable students to earn both their high school diploma and a two–year associate degree linked to growing, competitive STEM fields.

Each P–TECH school is a partnership between a high school, a community college and an industry partner or partners, all working together to ensure students have the supports required to graduate college– and career–ready. The model combines rigorous coursework with workplace experiences that include industry mentoring, worksite visits, paid internships and first–in–line for job considerations with a school’s company partner. P-TECH schools are no cost to students and their families and open enrollment, with no testing or grade requirements.

 

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The Computer Science Teacher's Association (CSTA) +

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) understands that teaching computer science is hard. That’s why our dedicated team and teacher-led Board of Directors has focused on creating a strong environment to support K–12 educators.

 

We’re proud to have created a community that:

  • Is led by K-12 computer science teachers, and puts teacher needs at the forefront
  • Shares the latest best practices in K-12 computer science education
  • Creates local communities across the US + Canada that make sure every computer science teacher has a home.
  • Builds the largest teacher-led computer science professional development event in the world each year!
  • Provides access to exclusive discounts on courses and tools that will take your teaching practice to the next level.

You might be the only computer science teacher in your school, district or town, and as a part of CSTA, we’re in this together.

 

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International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) +

Dreaming big. Transforming teaching. Empowering learners.

Welcome to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), home to a passionate community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education.

ISTE inspires the creation of solutions and connections that improve opportunities for all learners by delivering: practical guidance, evidence-based professional learning, virtual networks, thought-provoking events and the ISTE Standards.

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Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) +

Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (formerly the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI aims to promote research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence. AAAI also aims to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.

 

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American Educational Research Association +

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

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Expanding Computing Education Pathways +

The goal of ECEP is to have a significant impact on improving and broadening participation in computing education state by state. Increasing the number of computing and computing-intensive degree graduates, and the diversity of those graduates, requires systemic change to educational pathways.

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Girl Scouts +

Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership—from taking a night-time hike under the stars to accepting a mission on the International Space Station; from lobbying the city council with her troop to holding a seat in Congress; from running her own cookie business today to tackling cybersecurity tomorrow.

Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that help girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world.

Research shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. Girl Scouts is a place where she’ll practice different skills, explore her potential, take on leadership positions—and even feel allowed to fail, dust herself off, get up, and try again.

 

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EducationNC (EdNC) +

EducationNC (EdNC) works to expand educational opportunities for all children in North Carolina, increase their academic attainment, and improve the performance of the state’s public schools. We provide residents and policymakers with nonpartisan data, research, news, information, and analysis about the major trends, issues, and challenges bearing on education. We gather and disseminate information employing the most effective means of communication, primarily through the Internet. In addition to the content distributed, we encourage an active and connected community of those interested in education policy and practice throughout the state. Our work encourages informed resident participation and strong leadership on behalf of the school children of North Carolina.

 

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North Carolina Science Festival +

The North Carolina Science Festival is a month long celebration of science every April. Each year, we celebrate hundreds of events focused on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, volunteers will all enjoy events taking place throughout North Carolina.

An initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the Festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in this state. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, expos, exhibits and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations.

This Festival cultivates a positive environment that inspires children to pursue science-related careers and encourages businesses to invest in North Carolina. In an era when recent reports indicate that the United States is losing ground as the world leader in science and technology, and fewer students than ever are seeking careers in science and technology, the Festival energizes our state’s efforts to respond to these challenges.

Ultimately, scientists just want everyone to know what they know — science is fun and for everyone!

 

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Kidzu Children's Museum +

At Kidzu —make, build, explore and learn— an adventurous expanded Museum experience for age infant to tween. Kidzu’s new 8,500 square foot space is multi-sensory, play-centered, and focused on providing area children and their families, teachers, and caregivers an ever-changing menu of exhibits and programs that inspire creativity, collaboration and community. Kidzu Children’s Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through purposeful play. We are planning to expand to a much larger site in the next few years. Read on to learn more about where we’ve been, what we’re up to, and where we’re headed.

 

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