Collage of iSAT's trainees

January 10 - 14, 2022: iSAT Student Forum

Jan. 14, 2022

The iSAT Student Forum—a professional development program designed to help prepare our students for future opportunities across interdisciplinary fields including artificial intelligence, collaborative problem solving, learning sciences, and more—has taken on the work of fleshing out the metaphors for our AI Partner this week!

ResRearch particpants engaging in a collaborative task in  the iSAT Lab.

Exploring Collaboration Dynamics - Strand 2

Jan. 5, 2022

A big part of iSAT’s mission is to create an AI Partner who helps teachers facilitate collaborative and equitable learning outcomes for small groups in the classroom. This quarter, the team science and human-computer interaction experts in Strand 2 have made important progress in understanding the framework needed to help...

Schematic of iSAT’s Technical Architecture.

Building the (Technical) System

Jan. 5, 2022

Build the System is a new cross-strand group focused on designing the software components and architecture for the AI Partner. The group convened over the fall to identify and design individual software components (e.g., Speech Recognition, Diarization, Automated Tagging) and the technical infrastructure that will enable the different components to...

A graphic showing the AI capabilities of Strand 1

Redefining Classroom AI Capabilities: Strand 1

Jan. 4, 2022

We last left our intrepid Strand 1 researchers on the precipice of the incoming classroom data from our cross-strand data collection team. As this new data comes in, the Strand 1 team spent the quarter facing a new challenge—how exactly will we use this data to define the capabilities of...

Middle school students work on sensor immersion.

iSAT Ventures into Classrooms

Jan. 4, 2022

During our summer, we formed our cross-strand Fall 2021 Data Collection team to begin the all-important task of going into real K–12 classrooms to support teachers implementing our Curriculum Units and collect the data we need to develop our AI Partner. This fall, with the help of 24 volunteers, researchers,...

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January 3 - 7, 2022: Hot off the presses—iSAT's Fall 2021 Newsletter!

Jan. 3, 2022

Check out our fall newsletter to learn what our three research strands have been up to; how we're building our technical infrastructure; and how are researchers are collecting data from middle school classrooms across two school districts.

Photo of Amy Corbitt

December 20 - 24, 2021: Welcome, Amy Corbitt!

Dec. 20, 2021

We're excited to wecome Amy Corbitt to our team as our External Communications Professional!

iSAT members at the design sprint.

December 13 - 17, 2021: iSAT Design Sprint

Dec. 17, 2021

What role should our AI Partner take in the classroom? Is it a co-pilot? A community builder? Or something else? Learn about how we flew in iSAT members from across the United States for a three-day design sprint to answer this question and more!

Photo of iSAT researchers during their first data collection meeting.

Cross-strand Callout: Our New Fall Data Collection Team

Sept. 5, 2021

Developing the next generation of equitable, collaborative learning environments is an exciting and important mission, but one that is nearly impossible without data. Enter our latest cross-strand collaboration endeavour—the iSAT Fall 2021 Data Collection team. Our creative team-naming chops aside, this team began working in tight sprints over our fourth...

Collage of various iSAT workshops and events.

Happy Birthday, iSAT!

Sept. 1, 2021

Neither COVID nor IRBs nor faulty Zoom calls stay this institute from our mission. The NSF AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming (iSAT) had a busy first year, despite the numerous challenges set by starting an institute in the midst of a pandemic. Within the first three months of launch, we...