Michigan educators, parents invited to free webinar about AI and K-12 schools

LANSING–To celebrate National AI Literacy Day, Michigan Virtual is hosting an online webinar on Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. for educators and parents to learn more about how to navigate the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence within schools. Parents and teachers are encouraged to register to attend for free.

“With how quickly AI is evolving and the likelihood that today’s students will need to understand its implications for the future workforce, we’re proud to be able to share important information on AI with parents and educators,” said Justin Bruno, AI Learning Strategist at Michigan Virtual. “It’s important that for communities across Michigan to be supported with a solid and safe foundation for their AI literacy, and know that schools are being supported by Michigan Virtual and our partners.”

Michigan Virtual’s webinar, Michigan’s K-12 AI Literacy: Forging Ahead, will provide an overview on AI technologies in K-12 education. Presenters will provide an in-depth look at how a number of Michigan schools and organizations are implementing curricula, programs, and training initiatives to cultivate AI literacy among students and educators, in partnership with Michigan Virtual’s expertise and guidance.

National AI Literacy Day, coordinated by the EDSAFE AI Alliance in partnership with aiEDU, is a nationwide day of action inviting students, parents, educators, and community members to explore the fundamental question, “What is AI?” Michigan Virtual’s webinar joins a series of events hosted across the nation to promote AI literacy through education. The EDSAFE AI Alliance is a global initiative led by InnovateEDU and powered by a coalition of organizations to provide global leadership for developing a safer, more secure, more equitable, and more trusted AI education ecosystem through a focus on research, policy, and practice.

“Education around artificial intelligence will be critical for the future success of our youth,” said James P. Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media. “We are excited to dedicate a day supporting students, families, and educators to learn more about this technology in a fun and inclusive setting.”

Michigan parents and educators can register here to attend the April 19 webinar. To learn more about Michigan Virtual’s AI Lab, visit www.michiganvirtual.org/AI.

Michigan Virtual is a nonprofit educational organization that offers online learning programs, conducts original research on online learning, and provides online learning consulting. More at michiganvirtual.org.

Founded in 2020, the Edsafe Alliance is a global initiative led by InnovateEdu and powered by a coalition of organizations representing stakeholders across the education sector to provide global leadership for developing a safer, more secure, more equitable, and more trusted AI education ecosystem through a focus on research, policy, and practice. More at www.edsafeai.org

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