ISS Announces K12 Educator Virtual Session on ChatGPT
Educators must grapple with the new A.I. tool that is causing disruption
PRINCETON NJ, USA (January 19, 2023) – International Schools Services (ISS) announced that it will host a 90-minute virtual workshop for K12 educators worldwide to discuss ChatGPT, the new generative artificial intelligence tool that is creating debate in education. ChatGPT has direct implications for instruction, assignments, and assessment since it has capabilities to produce content that typically cannot be distinguished from a human author’s creation. The New York Times reported an example of a fourth-grade essay that could not be distinguished from the work of a human child.
ISS has been delivering cutting-edge professional development virtually since the beginning of the pandemic when most classroom educators had to abruptly shift to online learning. Since then, nonprofit industry leader ISS has offered affordable professional development to thousands of educators, school leaders, and professional staff around the world through its ISS EDUlearn™ Passport subscription as well as single sessions. Professional development is just one of the services ISS offers to the global education community.
John Burns, ISS Chief Innovation Officer states, “ChatGPT is a mind-blowing change to education. The implications are huge and happening fast. This is not going away, so educators need to be up to speed on it and other generative AI programs that students are already using.”
The ChatGPT workshop will be held on Monday, February 20th at 8:00AM – 9:30AM (EST); it will be available as a single virtual ticket priced at $75 per seat. Recordings will be available to registrants who are unable to attend the live session.
The session will focus on how to use ChatGPT and other generative AI programs in K12 instruction and assessment, as well as how to guard against potential issues such as false information and opportunities for academic dishonesty.
Those interested in attending a session can register at iss.edu/events.
About International Schools Services (ISS)
As a nonprofit organization, International Schools Services (ISS) works with more than 800 international schools and tens of thousands of educators each year across its suite of services, creating the largest global footprint in international education support. Since its inception in 1955, ISS has promoted innovative best practices for global education. Core services include starting and operating student-centered, future-oriented schools; recruiting world-class educators and leaders; providing cutting-edge professional learning opportunities; sourcing essential school supplies; administering school foundations; and encouraging more diverse leadership in international schools. With offices in Princeton, NJ USA and Shenzhen, China and staff located across the globe, ISS invites all to join in making a world of difference. For more information, see iss.edu.