Embracing AI in Jewish Education:
What Leaders Need to Know to Set a Foundation for Effective and Intentional AI Usage in Your Organization
Overwhelmed at the thought of artificial intelligence (AI)?
Don’t know where it might fit into your organization?
Wonder how AI is relevant to Jewish education?
With the emergence and proliferation of generative AI over the last several months, it’s been challenging to keep up on the technology and identify trustworthy sources. The technology is here and is only going to become more pervasive and powerful, so it’s up to educational leaders to consider how this technology can create a more effective and joyful learning environment for all.
This three-part series will walk you through the foundational areas of integrating artificial intelligence (AI) – specifically generative forms – into Jewish educational organizations and programs. At the end of each session, you’ll walk away with clear action steps and resources to guide you on your journey towards thoughtful and purposeful integration of AI for your organization.
Fridays - October 13, 20, 27
10-11 am Pacific time, 11 am-12 pm Mountain time, 12-1 pm Central time, 1-2 pm Eastern time
Session I - Friday, October 13
Building the Foundation: Why should we embrace and integrate artificial intelligence into our organizations?
Our students are already using artificial intelligence, so how do we use its powers for good?
In this introductory session, we’ll explore the realities of artificial intelligence and its impact on our world, considering questions such as:
What role does AI have (or should it have) in our greater mission or philosophy?
How can we define AI’s purpose for our organizations?
What documents or policies do we need to have in place in order to guide our organizations?
You will walk away with an understanding of how taking control of how AI is being used within your organization can benefit everyone involved, as well as how you can make that happen.
Session II - Friday, October 20
Ethical Considerations: What questions should we ask before bringing artificial intelligence into our organizations?
As with any new technology, artificial intelligence has great potential as long as it is used for good – but how do we make that happen?
In this session, we’ll explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in this new technology, considering questions such as:
How can we use artificial intelligence in an ethical and responsible way?
How do we protect our students and equip them with the skills they need?
How can we ensure that we are focused on the “human” aspects of education?
You will walk away with a deeper understanding of the ethical considerations that need to be addressed and how to approach them for your organization.
Session III - Friday, October 27
Taking the Next Step: How can you tackle AI integration for your unique organization?
We’ve come so far in the first two sessions, but what is next?
In this final session, we’ll explore the logistics of getting started with artificial intelligence in your organization, considering questions such as:
How do we include all stakeholders and get them all on board (parents, board, faculty, staff, community)?
How do we establish a culture and system of ongoing support to make this shift as successful as possible?
How do we ensure that we are always keeping our goals at the center of this process and doing what is best for students?
You will walk away from this session with a clear action plan and a more clear understanding of how to approach each piece.
This series is free of charge, but you’ll need to register to receive the link and participate.
Can’t attend? Register anyway and you’ll receive a recording afterwards.
Because artificial intelligence is ever-evolving, no one can truly be an expert. But I understand education, and that is how I am approaching all things AI. Together we can discover how we can build the right skills and mindsets to be ready as this technology changes.