June 2024

Dive deeper into AI with REMC's new webinar series

Are you intrigued by the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) but find yourself wanting more knowledge and understanding? If so, we have exciting news for you! The REMC Association of Michigan is thrilled to announce a unique webinar series tailored specifically for educators like you, aimed at delving into various AI topics and fostering collaborative learning experiences.

In this webinar series, educators will have the opportunity to explore AI topics in a structured yet interactive environment. Led by trained facilitators, these virtual sessions will last 75 minutes each and each will cover an AI-related subject such as basic fundamentals, examining risks, best practices and ethics, and applications in education.

Scheduled topics and dates:

Unveiling the Future: Fundamentals of AI   June 11th from 4pm to 5:15pm

Gain a comprehensive understanding of Generative AI and its distinctions from traditional AI, along with the vital skill of prompt engineering to effectively engage with AI tools. Delve into the capabilities and limitations of popular AI chatbots like ChatGPT, Gemini, Copilot, and Perplexity. Connect with MI educators to learn how others think about and apply Generative AI in their work. The session promises a collaborative hands-on learning experience, empowering participants to apply newfound knowledge seamlessly. 

Responsible AI: Examining Risks and Best Practices in Education   June 13th from 4 pm to 5:15pm

Delve into the legal and ethical implications associated with leveraging AI to enhance teaching, learning, and operational aspects, addressing critical areas such as student privacy, data protection, and responsible AI practices. Join us as we navigate the complexities of AI implementation and dive into strategies to mitigate potential risks with AI and equity gaps for students. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights and connect with like-minded professionals around the ethical integration of AI in education.

Transformative Teaching with AI: Enhancing Instructional Practices & Efficiency  June 18th 9:30am to 10:45am

Explore the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence on instructional practices and efficiency. Delve into how AI tools can help educators create personalized and differentiated instructional materials, meeting the diverse needs of students with heightened efficiency. Uncover the potential for AI to streamline teacher tasks and automating routine responsibilities. AI is currently impacting teaching and learning in known and unknown ways. Come engage in dialog with other educators about the ways that you want to utilize AI in the educational environment. 

Learning with AI: Revolutionizing Assessment & Cultivating Student AI Literacy   June 20th 9:30am to 10:45am

Explore assessment through the lens of AI and consider how AI can foster inclusivity and personalization in measuring student learning. Investigate the dynamic capabilities of AI tools to generate various forms of assessments, create rubrics, and provide students with timely, individualized feedback. Additionally, discover strategies for cultivating AI literacy in students, encompassing foundational knowledge, awareness of risks and ethical implications, and critical assessment skills for AI outputs. Come collaborate with MI educators on strategies for improving assessment given the unique challenges and opportunities with Generative AI.

By engaging in these collaborative discussions, you’ll deepen your understanding of AI concepts and explore how they can be applied in educational settings. This AI webinar series is open to all educators in Michigan and there is no registration or SCECHs fees. Register today, seats are limited to 40 for each session.