Is AI the most important thing happening on planet earth?

Audiences: Teacher Leaders , 6 - 8 Teachers , 9 - 12 Teachers , ES School Leaders , MS School Leaders , HS School Leaders , District Leaders
Levels: All Levels

Session Description

We are a couple of years into a new era; the one that follows the 40-year information age. While AI will help address our most pressing problems, it has the potential to exacerbate gaps in society and pose existential threats. This time of novelty and complexity will demand design thinking, relationship skills, and entrepreneurship. This leadership workshop will lead a conversation about what’s going on, what it means, and how educators can prepare for and use AI, blockchain and machine learning. Join us to discuss how we can shape a future that works for everyone.

District Information

The Montour School District is a comprehensive public school system comprised of an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. The District serves 2,894 students, employs a total of 449 staff including 217 teachers.

Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark is an advocate for innovations in learning. As CEO of Getting Smart, he advises schools and impact organizations on the path forward. Tom is author of Getting Smart, Smart Cities That Work for Everyone, Smart Parents and Better Together. He previously served as the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and as a public school superintendent in Washington State.