How Talking To Computers Can Improve Teaching
Even with coaches on staff, it’s hard to deliver all the desired feedback to lift up all teachers. Attend to learn how artificial intelligence enables more coaching by connecting teachers to a guide-on-the-side virtual coach as a supplement to your in-person observation and feedback. We’ll start by exploring the definition of AI in professional learning—what’s possible and what’s science fiction. Then you will see the AI Coach platform and what it means for teachers to have a conversation with an AI-powered coach. We’ll examine how they analyze teaching, set goals, and develop action plans. You will hear how this personalized PL reinforces your strategic priorities and also prepares teachers for stronger in-person collaboration with coaches and colleagues. We’ll share reflections from leaders implementing this technology and educators who are using it first-hand. (AI Coach by Edthena is the recipient of the 2022 Edtech Breakthrough Award for Best Use of AI in Education)
Adam Geller is the author of “Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning” and founder of Edthena, a developer of video-enabled educator professional learning tools. He started his career in education as a science teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. Since 2011, Adam has overseen the evolution of Edthena from paper-based prototypes into research-informed and patented platforms used by schools, districts, teacher training programs, and professional development providers. Adam has written on education technology topics for various publications including Education Week, Forbes, and edSurge, and he has been an invited speaker about education technology and teacher training for conferences at home and abroad.