Why AI in Education is “Pivotal” for Teacher Professional Development
When will AI in education become a reality? It’s already here.
In addition to supporting student learning, artificial intelligence is being used to enhance continuous professional development for teachers.
eSchool News recently described AI Coach by Edthena as having a “pivotal” role in authentic PD.
Check out these highlights, or find the article link down below.
AI in education has “great potential”
The post talks about how the AI Coach platform “uses artificial intelligence to guide teachers through coaching cycles aligned to common growth areas.
Using AI Coach platform, teachers connect with Edie, their virtual coach. Edie asks teachers about their professional goals, and then teachers analyze and reflect on videos of their classroom instruction by adding time-stamped comments.”
This use of AI in professional development has great potential.
The AI Coach platform complements the work of school leaders
Edthena founder and CEO Adam Geller noted,
“Ensuring that a coach is available for every teacher on a regular basis to support ongoing reflection was a near-impossible task until now.
The AI Coach platform is a support tool for teachers that complements the efforts of school leaders and instructional coaches.”
With the AI Coach platform’s targeted support, school leaders and instructional coaches can ensure that teachers can continue their professional learning on their own, between conversations with their in-person coach.
Valerie Minor, Coordinator of Professional Development and Leadership at Keller Independent School District in Keller, Texas, added: “Ideally, we’d have enough coaches and time to go visit every teacher in-person, but that’s just not possible, and it means that some teachers are getting ongoing support of a coach while others aren’t.”
Valerie continued, “I see great value in being able to offer all teachers access to AI Coach which can guide them through cycles of self-reflection and empower them to continue their professional learning.”
Read the full post at eSchool News: AI’s pivotal role in authentic PD