Fisher to Host Conference Exploring AI in K-12 Education

May 28, 2024

St. John Fisher University will host a daylong virtual conference for K-12 educators, administrators, and technology professionals interested in integrating generative artificial intelligence (AI) into their classrooms to enhance educational outcomes. “AI in K-12 Education” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, via FisherNext, the University’s continuing education platform.

An AI-generated image of students using AI technology in a K-12 classroom.

The conference includes opening and closing keynote addresses with leading experts in the field of generative AI implementation. At the morning keynote, Katie Sabourin, assistant vice president for digital learning at Fisher, will delve into the dynamic integration of AI within education, showcasing its potential to revolutionize teaching methodologies, personalize learning experiences, and streamline administrative processes. During the closing keynote address, Dr. Tyler Woodward, educational content developer at Fisher, will share the potential ways that AI tools can augment educators’ responsibilities by assisting with curriculum planning, assessment, instruction, and most importantly, identifying individual student needs.

Attendees can also pick from engaging, hands-on presentations during three concurrent sessions, covering topics including creating rubrics with AI, AI-powered quizzing, and using AI to teach writing, among others. The conference is being offered by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education and the DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, and sessions will be led by Fisher faculty and staff experts in the AI space.

Registration is now available online; the cost of attendance for the conference is $200. Districts that register four or more attendees will receive a fifth registration free and Fisher alumni can receive 10 percent off (email next@sjf.edu to request discount codes). New York State teachers can receive up to 5.5 CTLE hours.