Deepening our AI Practice

Oct 31, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 22, 2025 5:00PM



Cost Early Bird Pricing for Members (Available until Oct 3) $800 members; $720 group-rate 3+; $1,275 non-members

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Deepening our AI Practice

SESSION 1: October 31, 2024 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

SESSION 2: December 5, 2024 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

SESSION 3: February 13, 2025 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

SESSION 4: April 22, 2025 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm



As generative AI evolves in sophistication and becomes more deeply integrated into our daily lives, both students and educators need to engage in ongoing learning to develop new skills. This online 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.

Over Four Sessions Participants will:

  • Learn how to apply critical thinking and prior knowledge to use AI tools effectively and to accurately assess their output
  • Learn and practice how to train AI for specific purposes using prompting and external resources
  • Understand and practice how to harness AI’s multimodal capabilities, and/or its ability to understand and generate imagery, audio, video, code, etc.
  • Explore critical AI Literacy, and how to apply ethical and academic principles to make decisions about if and how to use AI for school use


For all educators who are interested in deepening their AI practice. Participants need to have an introductory knowledge of and experience with generative AI chatbots like ChatGPT, Claude, and Gemini (covered in “Making Sense of AI” workshop). To ensure they are working with a sophisticated AI model, participants should have, at minimum, access to ChatGPT-4o (available with a free account) or a paid subscription to ChatGPT, Claude, or Gemini.



October 31, 2024  |  3:30-5:00  |  Virtual

Session 1: Leveling up our Prompting Skills

In this session, we will learn how our prompts can affect AI’s behavior and output. We’ll review a few core prompting strategies, then we will practice those strategies by building our own bots. By trying to train generative AI to perform a specific function or task for us, we will learn firsthand the importance of tailoring our language and framing to ensure AI is as responsive as possible.


Do you work at an independent school outside of California? Click here for a discount on our non-member registration!


Eric Hudson, CATDC Facilitator

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.

Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.