2023 Kansas City National Conference

October 25-28, 2023

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Increasing preservice teachers awareness and use of innovative technology in education classes

Saturday, October 28 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

Kansas City Convention Center - 2215 C

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STRAND: Tech Tools

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Preparing preservice teachers with opportunities to engage with innovative technology may increase the likelihood that they will use technology in their elementary/middle school classrooms. Preservice teachers in an educational technology class learned how to use innovative technology prior to introducing students in the United States and/or Mexico to the technology. Preservice teachers took surveys and wrote reflections about their opinions of the effectiveness of the technology as an educational tool for science classrooms. opportunities

Teacher educators will have opportunities to engage with floor-robots and virtual reality headsets during this workshop presentation. Researchers will detail highlights from a service-learning trip to Mexico prior to engaging participants in hands-on learning opportunities.

Jane Elizabeth Casey (Lamar University: Beaumont, TX)

Harnessing the Power of ChatGPT in Science Classrooms: A Comprehensive Workshop for Teachers

Saturday, October 28 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Kansas City Convention Center - 2203

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Part 1: We'll demonstrate how to use the ChatGPT to create dynamic curriculum & lesson plans that encourage student curiosity and foster a love for scientific inquiry. We'll demonstrate how to use the AI to generate thought-provoking questions, design hands-on activities, and provide real-time feedback to enhance student learning. Part 2: Learn how ChatGPT can assist you in designing assessments that effectively measure student understanding and track progress toward learning objectives. We'll cover strategies for generating AI-powered quizzes, tests, and projects, as well as using ChatGPT to analyze student performance and provide personalized feedback. Part 3: Navigate the potential challenges and ethical considerations of using ChatGPT in the classroom. We'll discuss best practices for responsibly and transparently integrating ChatGPT into your teaching, while maintaining student privacy and addressing potential biases in the AI's output.

Attendees will learn how to effectively integrate ChatGPT into science education, enhancing lesson plans, curriculum, and assessments while addressing ethical considerations for responsible AI implementation.

Ren Rende (University of Nebraska at Omaha: No City, No State), Noah Glaser (Assistant Professor: COLUMBIA, MO)

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