Led by Code.org, a group of education and technology leaders have launched TeachAI, a new initiative focused on integrating AI education into primary and secondary curricula through new reports, policy recommendations, and public engagement opportunities.
Code.org, Educational Testing Service, International Society for Technology in Education, Khan Academy, and the World Economic Forum said TeachAI will bring together education, nonprofit, and technology partners to “develop a practical framework to assist governments and education authorities with integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into primary and secondary curricula worldwide safely and ethically.”
Included among the technology partners are Amazon, Cisco, Microsoft, and OpenAI. The education leaders include AASA (The School Superintendents Association), College Board, Council of Chief State School Officers, National Association of State Boards of Education, National School Boards Association, leading university researchers and equity-focused groups such as Black in AI and National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), as well as education ministries and associations from Brazil, Germany, Kenya, Malaysia, South Korea, UAE, UK, and other countries from six continents.
“AI’s rapid pace of development in recent months offers exciting applications for the classroom, but the unprecedented technology also demands deliberation as the implications are vast,” TeachAI said in a press release. “There is a pressing need for updated curriculum standards, courses, tools, and assessments to better prepare students for an age of AI. The global education system must modernize not only how we teach, but also what we teach, and how we measure student success.”
The group is focused on developing policies and best practices that protect student safety, respect student privacy rights, and address issues of bias and misinformation.
The group plans to:
- Offer policy recommendations and best practices for teaching with AI;
- Update primary and secondary computer science frameworks to include AI; and
- Take part in public engagement opportunities for educators and administrators through webinars, blog posts, emails, and social media to collect feedback and share learnings.