Project Launch

In May 2021, we started recruiting our first cohort of teachers. We are currently working with these teachers to build a 9-week AI Elective for middle school students that will launch in January 2022.

Check back later in the fall for updates.

AI4GA Objectives

  1. Understand how to make AI relevant and exciting to African American, Latinx, and rural students.
  2. Understand how to help students develop personal identities as STEM creators preparing for future AI-powered careers.
  3. Determine what kinds of support Georgia middle school CS and CTE teachers need in order to feel comfortable teaching AI.
  4. Develop and pilot a 9 week AI elective, Living and Working with Artificial Intelligence, that can serve the needs of all Georgia middle school students.
  5. Develop an in-person and a scalable online teacher PD course to be offered by Georgia DOE to train additional teachers to deliver the AI elective.

Teacher Professional Learning & Community
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Central to this project’s success are our teachers and their preparation and comfort to teach AI to middle school students.

AI Lesson & Assessment Co-Design


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The research and teaching team will work together to co-design a set of flexible lessons that teachers can use to meet the needs of their students and teaching style.

Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy & Teaching
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We believe that the future of work will require that all students have AI knowledge and skills that they can use in their chosen professions.

Funded by
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National Science Foundation awards DRL-2049029 and DRL-2048502.

In response to the NSF Dear Colleague Letter 20-101, Advancing Educational Innovations that Motivate and Prepare PreK-12 Learners for Computationally-Intensive Industries of the Future.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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