ICS Virtual Colloquium: Introducing the NSF National AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming

Presenters (in order of appearance):
Sidney D'Mello
Martha Palmer
Leanne Hirshfield
Bill Penuel
Tamara Sumner

Abstract: Learn about and be part of the NSF National AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming, launched by ICS on September 4th. This national institute brings together a geographically distributed team of researchers from nine Universities with partners from academia, K-12 school districts, and industry to address the central challenge of how to promote deep conceptual learning via rich socio-collaborative learning experiences for all students. To meet this challenge, the Institute will develop, deploy, and study AI Partners that interact naturally with students and teachers through speech, gesture, gaze, and facial expression in real-world classrooms and remote learning settings. These AI Partners will observe, participate in, and support small groups of students to engage in deep and sustained learning conversations, while assisting teachers in orchestrating effective learning experiences at the individual, small group, and whole-class levels. The AI partners will be designed in close collaboration with educators with the aim of supporting students to develop STEM competencies, disciplinary practices, and 21st century skills. The focal content domain will be AI education, thus contributing to growing a diverse workforce of future AI researchers and practitioners. 

The long-term impact of the Institute is to help realize the grand challenge of “Education for All”, by leading the nation towards a future where all students – especially those whose identities are underrepresented in STEM – routinely participate in rich and rewarding AI-enabled collaborative learning experiences that scale, resulting in deeper student engagement and persistence in STEM, more inclusive classroom cultures, and significant improvements in learning outcomes. The institute will support workforce development though sustained engagement of diverse youth and national dissemination of AI-enabled curricula. 


Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Event