A Superintendent’s Viewpoint: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education
Written by Dr. Matthew Murphy, Award-winning K-12 Superintendent (retired)12 June 2023
As a very recently retired school superintendent, I have always believed in the power of education to transform lives and shape the future. Over the years, we have witnessed incredible advancements in technology, and one area that has captured my attention is the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education. AI can enhance personalized learning, transform the way students interact with content, streamline tasks (think lesson plans), help with data-driven decision-making, help with writing essays and much more.
The role of teachers in fostering critical thinking, empathy, and social-emotional skills remains indispensable. By harnessing the power of AI while upholding our commitment to holistic education, we can pave the way for a brighter future for our students, where technology and human connection coexist harmoniously. We must keep the ethical concerns at the forefront. We have the duty as educational leaders, to explore the capabilities and challenges of artificial intelligence so that we can equip students to use the solution effectively. Together, let us embark on this exciting journey towards an AI-enhanced education system that nurtures the potential of every learner. What are your thoughts?
I am thrilled to be speaking about this at the upcoming IntegrateAI Seminar, Embrace the Potential: AI Strategies for Educational Leaders, as we explore the integration of artificial intelligence into educational spaces.Learn more here: www.eduscape.com/integrateai/
Eduscape is the leading professional learning solutions provider to K-12 education, with a mission to advance student outcomes by empowering and inspiring educators to rethink learning. The company is comprised almost entirely of former educators who have delivered exemplary professional learning solutions to more than 800,000 educators across 48 states and 13 countries.