Generative AI and the Future of Education

CAIS & Hopkins School
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Hopkins School, New Haven
  • Posted 1 year ago


When : Friday, June 16, 2023; 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Where : Hopkins School, New Haven
Topics : AI, technology, pedagogy, curriculum, learning, teaching
Cost : $125 per person for CAIS members / $150 per person for non-members


On Friday, June 16, 2023, in partnership with CAIS, Hopkins School is hosting a one-day conference at which you’ll have direct access to experts in the field of AI, as well as hands-on practice learning and implementing the technology in your classroom or at your school. Following a keynote talk by educator and AI specialist Dr. Alec Couros, all conference attendees will participate in three concurrent workshop sessions: 1) an interactive workshop with Dr. Couros entitled Empowering Educators: A Hands-On Exploration of Generative AI in the Classroom; 2) a collaborative session with Trung Le and Sam Chaltain, founding partners of 180 Studio called  Unleash Our Curiosity Within:  A Workshop Inspired by Marie Curie and Chat GPT; and 3) an unconference-like session where participants can share questions and experiences from their own classrooms and apply what they’ve learned from the day.
KEYNOTE: Harnessing the Power of Generative AI in Teaching and Learning
Dive into the world of AI-driven education with Dr. Alec Couros as he uncovers the transformative potential of generative AI technologies like ChatGPT in teaching and learning. In this engaging presentation, educators will be equipped with innovative tools, resources, strategies, and insights to harness the power of AI in the classroom effectively. Dr. Couros will emphasize reimagining traditional pedagogies and elevating the learning experience for our students.


INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: Empowering Educators: A Hands-On Exploration of Generative AI in the Classroom
Building on the insights from Dr. Couros’s keynote, this hands-on workshop invites educators to delve deeper into the practical applications of generative AI technologies, such as ChatGPT, for teaching and learning. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate and experiment with cutting-edge tools, resources, and strategies to effectively implement AI in their classrooms.


COLLABORATIVE SESSION: Unleash Our Curiosity Within: A Workshop Inspired by Marie Curie and Chat GPT
Broadening the scope of inquiry, Le and Sam will guide participants in considering essential challenges humanity is currently facing and exploring the power of generative AI to help us prototype the future of learning in service of building a better world.


Spend time with fellow educators discussing the application of AI technology in your classroom, and actively applying what you’ve learned throughout the conference.


Dr. Alec Couros
Dr. Alec Couros, a Professor of Educational Technology and Media, currently serves as the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Regina. Internationally acclaimed for his groundbreaking work in open education, networked learning, digital citizenship, artificial intelligence, and critical media literacy, Dr. Couros has inspired audiences worldwide through his prolific workshops and presentations.
As an award-winning educator, Dr. Couros has worked with thousands of educators to revolutionize their pedagogical practices by seamlessly integrating innovative educational technologies into their classrooms. His innovative graduate and undergraduate courses have equipped teachers with the essential skills and knowledge to navigate the dynamic landscape of modern education.
Trung Le

Trung Le is an award-winning architect and founding partner at 180 Studio, a global design firm that helps communities design spaces, share stories, and plan for the future of learning. His work has been featured in publications such as Architectural Record, Edutopia, Fast Company, and The Third Teacher, a book that Le co-authored with Bruce Mau.

Sam Chaltain

Sam Chaltain, also a founding partner at 180 Studio, has devoted his career to exploring the future of learning.  His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and on CNN; he is the author or co-author of seven books; a co-producer of the PBS documentary film, 180 Days: Hartsville; and co-creator of the 10-part online film series, A Year at Mission Hill.

Location Hopkins School, New Haven