Q: What do I do if my students are using AI? Can I incorporate AI into my teaching? How should I approach this, especially if my school does not have a policy or practice regarding AI?
CHECK OUT THESE PROACTIVE LESSONS FROM WCSS BOARD MEMBER DAN HOPPE: Dan will lead you through ways to incorporate ChatGPT and Magic School AI and Canva.
- Lesson Plan
- Change the reading level of text to fit student needs
- Have students examine historical events
COMMUNICATE OPENLY AND PROACTIVELY: Talk to your Director for Teaching & Learning or your Administration. Talk to colleagues and ask for time to sit down and draft an AI policy or find ways to use it proactively so you and your colleagues can be on the same page for your students. Most importantly, talk to your students about how and why and when to use AI to be helpful and when it can be harmful. Ask them to engage in a dialogue or a structured academic controversy about this very topic and even come up with a classroom policy about how and when and why to use or not use AI!
USE THE STANDARDS TO BUILD RUBRICS & ASSESSMENTS: Construct your assessment tasks and rubrics so that students are encouraged and required to show their own thinking and learning instead of relying on AI to do it for them. Have students construct their own learning using our Inquiry strand. This will encourage them to drive their own thinking and rely less on AI generated tools.
Looking for some help to find ways to guide students in their process of constructing open ended inquiry questions? Check out the resources from The Right Question Institute.
Still not sure or need more support? Contact Kris McDaniela the DPI or your WCSS Board of Directors!