Eric Hudson, CATDC Facilitator

Eric Hudson

Eric Hudson is a facilitator and strategic advisor who supports schools in making sense of what’s changing in education and in being responsive to the people they serve. He has spent his career in education, and he uses his design sense to put the learner at the heart of every experience. Most recently, Eric spent a decade at Global Online Academy (GOA), first as an instructional coach and ultimately as Chief Program Officer, working with schools around the world to rethink where, when, and how we learn. Prior to GOA, he was a teacher at the middle, high school, and college levels. The classroom is where he developed his passion for learner-centered design and facilitation. He currently serves on the board of the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS). Eric has a M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from Cornell University.

Current Workshops

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Cultivating Trust and Collaboration: A Roadmap for Senior Leadership Teams

This summer institute is specifically designed for senior leadership teams. Through theory and practice, group activities, and facilitated discussions, participants will explore practical strategies for building stronger connections, enhancing collaboration, and creating a culture of trust and accountability within the team. The retreat will also provide effective practices for decision-making as well as vision and goal setting for the school year.

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Facilitator training at CATDC workshop

Unlocking Your Facilitation Potential

This comprehensive 2-day workshop is designed specifically for educators who want to hone their facilitation skills. Whether you’re an aspiring leader, department head, group leader, or administrator, you recognize the pivotal role of facilitation in driving productive group dynamics.

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Independent school students using AI to support deeper learning.

Making Sense of AI

This workshop offers educators relevant and practical entry points to begin the process of making sense of AI. We’ll cover three guiding principles and seven strategies for understanding AI’s impact on education and harnessing its power to support deeper learning and teaching.

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Deepening our AI Practice

This virtual ongoing program is designed for educators who are interested in strengthening their AI skills while exploring how to engage students in productive, ethical use of generative AI tools. By bringing together educators from different schools for learning, discussion, and practice, this program aims to not just deliver knowledge, but share it. Understanding how different schools and people are navigating the ever-changing boundaries of appropriate AI use at school will help us make decisions about the best way to engage our students.

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Past Workshops

Independent school educator guiding students use of AI tools.

Talking with Students about AI

This virtual intensive will introduce some guiding principles, talking points, and sample activities we can do with students to begin a conversation with them about how we might use AI for learning, not instead of it.

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AI, Assessment, and the Question of Rigor

his session will explore the potential impact AI has on the design and facilitation of assessments. Using Bloom’s Taxonomy and research on productive struggle as our foundations, we’ll explore ways AI can augment student learning and can make assessments more impactful, not less. We’ll experiment with revising current assessments and imagine what new assessments AI might make possible.

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Independent school educator guiding students use of AI tools.

Leveling Up Our AI Practice

This session is designed for educators who are already using AI in their practice and are looking to develop more advanced skills. Our main focus will be on practicing prompting and training that more deeply personalizes AI to our needs. Through strategic, detailed prompting and providing AI with a knowledge base of resources that we curate, we can teach AI to behave in more specific ways and provide more helpful and reliable responses.

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