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OpenAI issues ChatGPT guide for teachers

With artificial intelligence on the rise in education settings, OpenAI recently issued a guide for teachers who are utilizing ChatGPT in their classrooms.

“We’re sharing a few stories of how educators are using ChatGPT to accelerate student learning and some prompts to help educators get started with the tool,” reads the “Teaching With AI” opening. “In addition to the examples below, our new FAQ contains additional resources from leading education organizations on how to teach with and about AI, examples of new AI-powered education tools, and answers to frequently asked questions from educators about things like how ChatGPT works, its limitations, the efficacy of AI detectors, and bias.”…

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Shanker Institute report will be subject of webinar discussion

On Sept. 19, the Albert Shanker Institute and AFT’s Share My Lesson will present a webinar discussion on the ASI’s recently released Reading Reform Across America report.

Susan B. Neuman, Esther Quintero and Kayla Reist, the report’s authors, will be joined Mary Cathryn Ricker, the Albert Shanker Institute’s executive director, to discuss the findings “in ways that will help stakeholders understand what to expect from state legislative action and what priorities can be implemented without waiting for their state to act,” according to Ricker.…

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Sorting through the political side of higher ed classrooms

Join Chronicle of Higher Education senior reporter Emma Pettit and others on Sept. 14 for the virtual discussion “Politics in the Classroom: Who Decides?”

Pettit’s talk with a panel of experts will cover why conservative lawmakers are especially interested in higher education these days, the direct impact of various state laws on faculty and students, and much more.…

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AFT, Educators Thriving produce ‘Beyond Burnout’ report

The new report “Beyond Burnout,” a team effort by the AFT and Educators Thriving, contains practical, research-based solutions to address the burnout and stress affecting K-12 teachers and staff.

In her letter that opens “Beyond Burnout,” AFT President Randi Weingarten points out that the report “describes some of the work we undertook to support educators starting in the early days of the pandemic.” …

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First round of SXSW EDU ’24 featured sessions unveiled

SXSW EDU recently revealed its first round of featured sessions for the 2024 conference, taking place March 4-7 in Austin, Texas.

Those three sessions, as described by SXSW EDU, are:

Does Your Classroom and School Have a Culture of Growth? — Author Carol Dweck joins protégé Mary Murphy to launch and discuss “Cultures of Growth: How the New Science of Mindset Transforms Individuals, Teams, and Organizations,” Murphy’s follow-up to Dweck’s “Mindset.”…

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How to blend tech trends into higher ed course design

Join Chronicle of Higher Education deputy managing editor Ian Wilhelm on Aug. 23 for the virtual forum “Preparing Today’s Students for a Tech-Driven Tomorrow.”

Wilhelm and a panel of experts will discuss ways in which institutions of higher education can incorporate technology into course design to benefit college students of all ages.

The session begins at 2 p.m.…

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AFTNJ Activist Conference recap: adjunct unemployment, Rutgers LEARN and more

A captive crowd of PreK-12 and higher education faculty and staff gathered Aug. 16 for the AFTNJ Activist Conference at the Rutgers Labor Education Center in New Brunswick.

“If I had to pick a theme for this meeting today,” AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera said in her opening remarks, “a lot of it’s going to be political [and have to do with] where we’re going to be in the next couple of years.”…

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U.S. DOE rolls out K-12 cybersecurity efforts

The U.S. Department of Education on Aug. 7 unveiled plans to establish a Government Coordinating Council that it says “will coordinate activities, policy and communications between federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments that strengthen the cyber defenses and resilience of K-12 schools.”

“Let’s face it: In today’s digital age, our students and their teachers will increasingly use technology in the classroom. ……

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Chiera attends Menendez roundtable on PSLF

AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera on Aug. 1 was among the participants in a roundtable discussion about public service loan forgiveness held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

The roughly 45-minute event was led by Sen. Bob Menendez, who in his opening remarks mentioned the PSLF Payment Completion Fairness Act, a bipartisan bill he’s behind that was introduced in late April.…

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