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2024 Summer AI Leadership Academy

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Join a cohort of fellow education leaders in this enriching 8-week leadership academy, co-hosted by MASA and Michigan Virtual. Immerse yourself in a structured, multi-module program designed to empower school district leaders like you. Participate remotely with weekly 90-minute sessions, deepening your understanding and application of AI in educational settings.

Upon completion, you’ll earn 16 SCECHs and gain invaluable confidence in driving AI implementation, navigating ethical complexities, and seamlessly integrating AI into both curricular and administrative landscapes. Join us and become a visionary leader shaping the future of education.

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Elevate your leadership with AI.

Here's what you can expect:

Program overview

The AI Leadership Academy is a structured, multi-module program designed for school district leaders, designed and delivered jointly by MASA and Michigan Virtual. It is designed to deepen your understanding and application of AI in educational settings and aligned to the Michigan Virtual AI Integration Framework for School Districts. Key components include:

June 18
10am – 11:30am

Leadership and Vision
Facilitated discussion on how AI is shaping educational leadership across different domains and how leaders are using the principles of change management to embrace AI in school districts.

Deliverable
Draft a personalized vision statement for AI integration in their school districts. This should outline key goals and the impact they anticipate from AI adoption.

June 25
10am – 11:30am

AI-Powered Learning Models
Demonstration of AI tools that enhance personalized learning, followed by a hands-on session where participants use these tools to create custom learning activities.

Deliverable: 
Outline a pilot project that utilizes an AI learning model in a specific subject area or grade level in your district.

July 9
10am – 11:30am

Policy, Ethics, Legal Considerations
Panel discussion with experts in education law and policy. Participants engage in breakout sessions to consider different scenarios involving AI in schools.

Deliverable
Draft an initial policy framework that addresses ethical use, data privacy, and regulatory compliance related to AI in their schools.

July 16
10am – 11:30am

Teacher Use and Development 
Workshop on integrating AI tools into daily teaching practices, featuring real-time simulations and interactive tutorials.

Deliverable: 
Creation of a training plan for teachers in your districts, focusing on the adoption and routine use of AI tools in lesson planning and delivery.

July 23
10am – 11:30am

Student Use
Interactive demos of AI applications designed for student use, such as tutoring bots or content creation tools, with feedback sessions to discuss usability and engagement.

Deliverable: 
Develop guidelines for students that outline AI literacy efforts, benefits, and limitations of using AI tools for learning.

July 30
10am – 11:30am

Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Workshop on the implications of AI-enhanced learning for assessment practices, followed by discussions on real-world adaptation strategies.

Deliverable:
Produce a comprehensive plan for teachers and curriculum staff for modifying assessments that accommodate AI tool usage, including updated methods, teacher guidelines, and evaluation criteria.

August 6
10am – 11:30am

Business & Technology
Case studies of schools that have successfully integrated AI into operations such as scheduling, transportation, and resource management.

Deliverable:
Action plan for adopting AI in one administrative area, such as enrollment management or facility usage, including expected outcomes and required resources.

August 13
10am – 11:30am

Outreach and Implementation
Roundtable discussions to refine AI integration plans including deliverables from weeks 1-7 and discuss communication strategies and tools for engaging various community stakeholders about AI integration plans

Deliverable
Create a tailored plan for presenting your AI initiatives to parents, teachers, and community members, ensuring transparency and garnering support.

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