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Course Date(s):

Monday-Thursday, June 26-29, 2023
In-person: Monday & Thursday from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (includes 30-minute break); Tuesday and Wednesday, asynchronous online
Final Project for credit due July 15, 2023

Unless otherwise noted, course times listed are in EST

Registration Deadline:

June 22, 2023






15 PDPs

Grad Credit:

1 optional graduate credit from Worcester State University for $125, due upon initial registration


$295 TEC Members / $340 Non-TEC Members
Withdrawals: No credits/refunds will be given unless TEC is notified 10 business days before the first class. All payments processed upon receipt.


TEC Professional Learning Center (Walpole, MA)


All PreK-12 Educators

Responsible Practices for Using AI & GPT in the Classroom

This course offers a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in AI and GPT technology, and practical applications for classroom instruction. Participants will gain practical knowledge about planning and implementing personalized learning activities that reflect a responsible use of this emerging technology. We will explore how these tools are constructed, and consider both the power and the limitations of what they can do. The overarching goal of the course is to give educators a solid understanding of what has changed in educational AI since the original release of Chat GPT in November 2022, and where things may be headed. Participants will have opportunities to explore how this technology works, and how it could be used effectively to foster learning, while also ensuring safety and academic integrity.

Participants will create personalized learning experiences, develop assessment tools, and experiment with various use cases that they might want to try in their classrooms. We will hear case studies of what educators across the country are doing with this technology – ranging from middle school to higher ed. We will explore the arguments around these to help teachers think through their own possible approaches. Participants with any knowledge and/or experience level are welcome, and we will begin with a clear overview of what this technology is, how it was created, and where it could be headed. Join us for this important course that will help you to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of AI and GPT technology in education.

About the Instructor

Stephen Anthony Guerriero, MA, MEd is the Chief Learning Officer at Litmus Learn, a company dedicated to providing teachers with purposeful solutions to transform the learning environment. Stephen has spent his entire career in education, as a middle school history teacher, union leader, policy advocate, and part-time archaeologist.

Stephen earned a Masters in Education at Boston College and a Masters in Classical Studies at Brandeis University. He believes that all children deserve a meaningful and engaging school experience that helps them understand themselves, the world, and how they can make an impact. Stephen is a believer in the power of personalized learning to address and mitigate structural inequities in our current educational system.

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