Full course description
Date and time
Monday 4 June 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
Leader, Curriculum Leader, Department Leader, Teacher
Through case studies and examples, learn how to include student, parent, and community voice as you develop school guidelines and use Generative AI. This session draws on 12 months of experience working with parents and communities, including feedback on parent surveys and focus groups, and conversations about how school communities wish to see schools dealing with GenAI. This session is designed for educators and school leaders who wish to develop an approach which is inclusive of the whole school community.
This day is organised into two parts: case studies and examples and designing an approach for school communities. Participants will gain an understanding of parents' views, concerns, and questions about AI, and create ways to engage their communities.
This session aims to empower educators and school leaders to navigate the complexities of introducing Generative AI into educational environments in a way that is thoughtful, inclusive, and aligned with the values and concerns of their communities.
- greater insight into community perspectives on AI
- deep understanding of the views, concerns, and expectations of the wider community regarding the use of Generative AI in educational settings addressing ethical considerations, privacy concerns, and the potential for AI to enhance or hinder learning experiences
- strategies for community engagement and inclusion to effectively engage their school communities in the conversation about Generative AI building trust and consensus around the implementation of AI technologies in schools and reflecting the values and needs of the school community
- frameworks for developing inclusive AI guidelines
- tools to create a balanced and informed approach to AI in educational practices that acknowledges both the potential benefits and challenges of future technologies
Leon Furze is a PhD student, experienced educator, consultant and educational writer. He is author of ‘Practical Reading Strategies’ and 'Practical Writing Strategies', and a VCE assessor. Leon provides professional learning and strategic planning for curriculum, literacy, and digital technologies.
Leon has taught English, Literature and Digital Technologies in Australia and the UK for over fifteen years, and was formerly Director of Learning and Teaching at Monivae College Hamilton. In 2016 he completed his Master of Education at the University of Melbourne, focusing on how Professional Learning can mitigate the risk of burnout in teachers.
His PhD is focused on Artificial Intelligence in education, and particularly the impact large language models like GPT will have on writing.