Talking with Students about AI

Oct 24, 2023 3:30PM—5:00PM



Cost $225 members; $190 group-rate; $300 non-members

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Independent school educator guiding students use of AI tools.


New York Times technology columnist Kevin Roose wrote recently that educators should “assume that 100 percent of their students are using ChatGPT and other generative AI tools on every assignment, in every subject, unless they’re being physically supervised inside a school building.” Given this reality, how might we as educators engage with and learn from students when it comes to AI? Rather than ban AI, how might we collaborate with students to understand both its power and its pitfalls?

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. This is an interactive, participatory session, so participants should expect to engage in breakout activities where they discuss and share their work with colleagues.


Participants will:

  • Learn how students are reporting they are using AI
  • Weigh the benefits of open communication and collaboration with students on AI
  • Practice prompts that could be used to spark conversation with students about AI


Classroom-based educators as well as school leaders. Ideal for teams!

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.

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