AI Fools’ Day for K-12 Educators and Education Leaders

When: April 1, 2024, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Online

Join us for a series of expert K-12 AI presenters and panelists discussing salient issues with AI in the K-12 space. Registration will give you access to all presentations.



Time Presentation
10:30–11:30 a.m. Math, Art, and AI
Join us for an engaging webinar with Dr. Erfle, where he explores the intersection of Math, Art, and AI. Discover how “Learning Math while Creating Art by Playing with Polygons” empowers students through Electronic String Art. The website Playing with Polygons (PwP) offers accessible learning, encouraging creativity and understanding. Topics include counting questions, spirals, and cardioids, all with adjustable parameters. Don’t miss insights into teacher resources and alignment with Common Core State Standards.
11:30 a.m.–noon AI and Education in the Age of AI
Join us for a salient presentation from Dr. Mahdavi as he delves into how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing learning. From personalized student support to helping educators with daily tasks, this webinar explores the intersection of AI and education, shaping a brighter tomorrow from a researcher in the field.
Noon–12:30 p.m. AI: Creating Education Partners for Students and Teachers
Join us as Dr. Passonneau shares her team’s work on enhancing student learning through natural language processing (NLP). She will share how their software, PyrEval-CR, provides immediate feedback to middle school students and their teachers, aiding essay revision and diagnosing writing skills and science comprehension. Insights will also be shared from assessing college physics lab reports and other projects related to open-ended questions for undergraduate statistics education, including a new dataset with questions provided by five partner institutions and responses from students across the U.S., including bilingual students and non-native speakers. Their innovative approach demonstrates the effectiveness of NLP in student assessment and feedback, showing AI can be an effective partner in student learning and teacher delivery of material.
12:30–1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion AI in the Classroom: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges
Join us as we gain insight from some of Pennsylvania’s leading K-12 AI leaders as they share thoughts on the current impact of AI in education, ethics and legal implications, potential impact, collaborative AI efforts across sectors, and actionable steps for AI in the present time.


Dr. Demetrius Roberts, Special Consultant to PD on STEM and Computer Science


Dr. Dave Touretzky, Carnegie Mellon University

Jeffrey Sultanic, Fox Rothschild LLP

Dr. Jamie Payton, Temple University

Dr. Gerry LeTendre, Penn State