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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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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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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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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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ASCD’S EL Meetup is set for Aug. 14-15

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) will hold its Emerging Leader Meetup on Aug. 14-15 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch.

Among the scheduled speakers is Monmouth professor Maria Paradiso-Testa, whose session on Aug. 15 is titled “Above & Beyond: Exceeding the Limitations & Expectations of the Status Quo.”

To register for this free event, click here.…

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Target’s Teacher Appreciation Event runs through Aug. 26

Teachers and school staff can take advantage of a one-time 20 percent discount at Target through the retailer’s free Target Circle loyalty program.

The discount can be applied to one order — in store or online — through Aug. 26.

All K-12 teachers, homeschool teachers, teachers working at day care centers and early childhood learning centers, university or college professors and vocational/trade/technical school teachers with valid identification are eligible.…

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Weingarten, Chiera and Hildner renew the call for state to fund NJCU

As the New Jersey Legislature reconvenes to finalize the state’s fiscal year 2024 budget, AFT leaders are reminding the state Senate and Assembly about the urgent need to address New Jersey City University’s well-documented financial crisis.

“New Jersey City University hands first-generation students their diplomas and gives them a shot at a secure, middle-class life,” AFT President Randi Weingarten said in a press release issued June 1.…

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