AI in Action: Practical AI Education for the Classroom

Presented by: Sarah Jayne Carey

Mary Loftus asks us to think about “how we and our students engage critically with AI, rather than be passive consumers of AI platforms?”

I will be introducing some recently launched curricula that are designed to help students comprehend what AI is and how to use it both effectively and ethically.

My goal today is to show you some tangible resources that you can use in your classrooms to enhance your students’ understanding of AI.

Everything I share I have tried and tested with my own students.

This session will provide practical, next-day-use tools for teachers, ensuring that the learning can be immediately implemented.

Presenter Biography:

Sarah-Jayne Carey is the ICT-Co-Ordinator and Computer Science and Coding teacher in Coláiste Bríde Presentation Secondary School.

She has been teaching computer Science since it’s introduction to the Leaving Certificate and is passionate about encouraging more schools to teach it.

She is a part-time lecturer in Maynooth University, working computer science teachers. She is a Computer Science Associate with OIDE (The Professional  Development Service for Teachers)

Sarah-Jayne is on the executive of CESI (Computers in Education Society of Ireland), and represents CESI on the Leaving Certificate Computer Science Support Framework – a working group that was put in place to support the national rollout of Computer Science as a Leaving Certificate subject, and the STEM education ecosystem as a whole.

She is passionate about using digital technologies to empower students, and to improve and enhance education and learning for the whole school community.