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2019 "Teaching AI in K-12" Symposium

Location: The Westin Arlington Gateway, room: Fitzgerald B

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Thursday November 7, 2019

  • AAAI Fall Symposium Series opening reception, 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Friday November 8, 2019

Time Session Speaker Title
9:00 AM Welcome Organizing Committee Symposium Overview, and AI4K12 Initiative Update
Opening remarks Chia Shen (NSF)
9:30 AM Keynote Hal Abelson From Computational Thinking to Computational Action
10:15 AM MS/HS Curriculum Sarah Judd All means All: bringing project-based, approachable AI curriculum to more high school students through AI4ALL Open Learning
10:35 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM MS/HS Curriculum Kathi Fisler Data Science as a Route to AI for Middle- and High-School Students
11:20 AM MS/HS Curriculum Karon Weber and Anand Ankur An Interdisciplinary Approach to Bring AI into Existing Curriculum
11:40 AM MS/HS Curriculum Blakely Payne Will YouTube pay attention to our ideas?: AI + Ethics in Middle School
12:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM AI Playground Miles Berry Jupyter notebooks for teaching AI
Yang Cheng AI+ME; AI-IN-A-BOX
Thomas Deneux ALPHAI robot for machine learning
Daniella DiPaola and Blakely Payne AI Ethics curriculum; robot construction kits
Sarah Judd AI4All Open Learning Initiative
Dave Touretzky Calypso for Cozmo
2:30 PM Panel Jared Amalong, April DeGennaro, Charlotte Dungan, Kelly Powers, Vicky Sedgwick Teacher perspectives from AI4K12 grade band members, moderated by Fred Martin
3:10 PM Lightning talks Nicole Cheetham A High School Student’s Perspective on Artificial Intelligence Education
John Chapin Machine Learning Goes to High School
Handeep Dhoot AI Books for Toddlers (video)
Matthew Turner Barriers to Convergence with AI in K-12
3:30 PM Coffee Break
4:00 PM Teacher PD Nancye Blair Black Empowering Educators to Teach Artificial Intelligence
4:20 PM Teacher PD Justin Reich INSPIRE CS-AI: Innovative New Spaces for Practice and Rehearsal in Teacher Education in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence
4:40 PM Teacher PD Elizabeth Taylor K-12 AI Outreach in Higher Education: Pathways for Implementation
5:00 PM Teacher PD Caitlin Quarrington STEM-based AI education in professional development for K-12 teachers
5:20 PM Discussion
5:40 PM Adjourn for the day
6:00 PM Plenary session (optional) Ning Wang Speakers from all 8 symposia will present brief (2-5 minutes) overviews of their key issues. slide

Saturday November 9, 2019

Time Session Speaker Title
9:00 AM Welcome Organizing Committee
9:15 AM Pedagogy Ning Wang and James Lester Building a Research Foundation for K-12 AI Education
9:50 AM Pedagogy Miles Berry Computing in English Schools: Lessons to Learn for AI education
10:10 AM Ethics Tom Yeh Integrating Ethics into K12 AI Learning Experiences
10:30 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM International Larisa Schelkin Bringing AI to K-12 Education via Global STEM Classroom®
11:20 AM International Barnas Monteith A Brief Comparative Review of Multiple International Approaches to AI K-12 Education
11:40 AM International Lightning Talks Burak Gencay CS in K-12 and supplement
Caitlin Quarrington Supporting AI Literacy Through Informal STEM Education
Fredrik Heintze Elements of AI: Teaching the Basics of AI to Everyone in Sweden (video)
Martin Kandlhofer and Julia Lassnig European Driving License for Robots and Intelligent Systems (video)
12:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM Activity Irene Lee and Fred Martin What do you meme? : A participatory simulation for teaching about neural networks and machine learning
2:00 PM Informal Learning Claudio Pinhanez 30 Minutes to Introduce AI to Kids
2:20 PM Informal Learning Elahe Javadi Design and Implementation of AI Learning Cycles for AI Education in K-12
2:40 PM Informal Learning Yang Cheng Teaching AI in K-12: ReadyAI's Workshop and WAICY as a Classroom Example
3:00 PM Informal Learning Dianne O'Grady-Cuniff and Nora Blasko Building statewide awareness of AI in K12 through district planning and teacher outreach
3:20 PM Tools Jessica Van Brummelen Conversational Artificial Intelligence Development Tools for K-12 Education See also this video
3:40 PM Coffee Break
4:05 PM Discussion Everyone
4:30 PM Adjourn