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Learning Futures Workshops

Oct. 5, 2022

The Learning Futures workshops aim to engage a diverse group of high school-aged youth to deliberate the role of AI in supporting classroom collaboration. These workshops provide an opportunity for youth to express and explore their hopes and concerns surrounding the use of AI in the classroom. The goal is...

Rachel Presenting at AIED

Strand 2: Human-Computer Interaction

Sept. 27, 2022

The foundational question for Strand 2 is: What advances in theories, interaction-paradigms, and frameworks are needed to orchestrate effective student and teacher interactions with AI partners? Building on their accomplishments over the winter and spring, the Strand 2 team focused their attention on three main goals over the summer: 1)...

Strand 1 GAMR

Strand 1: Foundational AI

Sept. 27, 2022

Strand 1 researchers are working to answer the foundational question: What AI advances are needed to understand and facilitate collaborative learning conversations? These team members enable our AI Partner to recognize the various complexities of human speech – essentially creating the “eyes” and “ears” of the Partner. Advancing AI Components...

Technical Infrastructure

AI Partner v1: A Speech-Based AI Display for Small Group Collaboration in Classrooms

Sept. 22, 2022

Socio-collaborative learning is key to students’ development of deep conceptual understand- ings, but it can be challenging for educators to monitor and orchestrate the collaboration occurring within each group in the classroom. iSAT aims to expand the scope of what can be sensed in the classroom to provide actionable information...

Games Unit

Let the Games Begin - Strand 3 Launches Games Unit in Denver Public Schools

Sept. 20, 2022

After many months of designing and planning, Strand 3’s co-designed unit “How can we make video games that reflect the world we want to live in?” launched in May. Imple- mented by two math teachers at the Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello - a secondary school in Denver...


Sensor Immersion Curriculum

Sept. 9, 2022

The Sensor Immersion curriculum was designed with the intent to immerse K-12 students in the fundamental concepts of AI. It also provides our researchers with invaluable data collection. At the start of 2022, five teachers implemented the Sensor Immersion curriculum in their classrooms. The unit consisted of students investigating the...

Design Sprinters sort their ideas for the AI Partner into possible metaphors.

A Metaphorical Sprint - Brainstorming Metaphors for our AI Partner

March 17, 2022

In an effort to dive deeper into cross-strand collaboration, and to form concrete ideas that reflect the joint work of the Institute in its initial year and a half, the first iSAT Design Sprint was successfully conducted as a three day immersive in-person in mid-December, 2021. Consisting of 15 iSAT...

SVVSD students work on a Sensor Immersion lesson.

Creating Equitable Learning Outcomes - Strand 3

Jan. 6, 2022

During this quarter, our Strand 3 researchers continued working directly with K–12 students and teachers to ensure iSAT fulfills its mission to create equitable and socio-collaborative learning experiences for all students. Strand 3’s work over the quarter amplified the voices of students from all backgrounds to inform the data analysis...