Massachusetts PD Provider

See how Massachusetts educators can receive Professional Development Points (PDPs) by accessing our state-approved Professional Development courses and bi-monthly webinar series relating to Artificial Intelligence!

Offerings For Massachusetts Educators

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Accredited Online Professional Development

Stay ahead of the curve with online courses, bi-monthly webinars, and special events focused on AI and its applications in education, designed specifically for educators.

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AI Trainer Certification Course

AI Trainer Certification Course

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Crash Course: AI & Education

Crash Course: AI & Education

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The AI-Enhanced Classroom: Redefining Teaching and Learning

The AI-Enhanced Classroom: Redefining Teaching and Learning

How to Get State Credit

Immediately following the completion of any of our course offerings, Pedagog.ai will provide educators with an certificate containing the required documentation to receive Professional Development Points (PDPs), including:

  • PD Provider’s name
  • Participant name
  • Title of the professional development offering
  • Content area(s)
  • Total number of PDPs awarded
  • Dates and hours in attendance
  • A brief statement of learning goals and objective(s)
  • A description of the assessment of learning and criteria for mastery

Please keep this documentation (we will also keep records in case it is requested by the educator or the DESE) to share with the MA DESE as part of Massachusetts’ PDP requirements.

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Massachusetts State AI Policy

Follow our research on AI education policy trends in Massachusetts and nationwide.

No current guidance on AI on MDOE main site.

As of June 2023, Education Commissioner Jeff Riley said that he plans to “bring information” to the governing body “about the impact of technology, cellphones and other devices, and artificial intelligence on education.”

UMass provides a resource called “How Do I Consider the Impact of AI Tools like ChatGPT in My Courses?” which guides instructors in their communications with students regarding Gen-AI use. In January 2023, the Office of the Provost provided an announcement which included a sub-category “Preparing for wide accessibility of powerful AI tools such as ChatGPT”.

 

MIT is home to the MIT AI Policy Congress, which discusses policy questions related to AI in numerous sectors. There are a number of other AI resources on MIT’s webpage, including RAISE (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education), a program with numerous corporate sponsors whose mission is “to advance equity in learning, education and computational action to rethink and innovate how to holistically and equitably prepare diverse K-12 students, an inclusive workforce, and lifelong learners to be successful, responsible, and engaged in an increasingly AI-powered society”.

Harvard University’s Office of Undergraduate Education has an “AI Guidance & FAQs” page with a variety of resources available for faculty discussing definitions of AI terms, policies, answers to FAQs, and videos regarding GenAI in STEM and Writing courses. The University’s Office of the Provost also has a short letter posted on their site discussing guidelines for the use of ChatGPT and other Generative AI tools.

MDOE Plans to release guidelines

General Assembly Hearing on AI

UMass Gen-AI Guide

AI Guide UMass

MIT AI Policy Congress

MIT Raise

Harvard AI Guidance

Harvard Letter on GenAI

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UPDATE (July 2024): The USDoE’s Office of Educational Technology released a new 49-page resource called “Designing for Education with Artificial Intelligence: An Essential Guide for Developers”, a foundational document in US AI education guidance with five recommendations for developers responsible for creating AI tools for use in educational settings.

The report was released alongside a webinar, hosted by the USDoE, on July 8th, 2024.

On January 29th, 2024, President Biden announced an update to his October 2023 Executive Order, which included a statement that by October 2024, the Department of Education will “develop guidance on safe, responsible, and nondiscriminatory use of AI in education”.

In May 2023, the US Dept. of Education announced the release a 70-page report called “AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning”, which suggested the following steps:

  1. Emphasize Humans-in-the-Loop
  2. Align AI Models to a Shared Vision for Education
  3. Design AI Using Modern Learning Principles
  4. Prioritize Strengthening Trust
  5. Inform and Involve Educators
  6. Focus R&D on Addressing Context and Enhancing Trust and Safety
  7. Develop Education-specific Guidelines and Guardrails

More recently, in October 2023, President Biden included AI in Education in an Executive Order, committing himself to “Shape AI’s potential to transform education by creating resources to support educators deploying AI-enabled educational tools, such as personalized tutoring in schools”.

In December 2023, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched the EducateAI Initiative, with aims ” to enable educators to make high-quality, audience-appropriate artificial intelligence educational experiences available nationwide to K-12, community college, four-year college and graduate students, as well as adults interested in formal training in AI”.

In October 2023, Education Technology Industry’s Principles for the Future of AI in Education released a document with 7 “Principles for AI in Education”, which provide “a framework for how we can look to the future of implementing AI technologies in a purpose-driven, transparent, and equitable manner”.

“Designing for Education with Artificial Intelligence: An Essential Guide for Developers”

Update on AI Executive Order

Principles for AI in Education

AI Executive Order

“AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning”

EducateAI Initiative

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Custom Workshops

Invite Pedagog.ai staff to your school or organization to lead a customized workshop that meets your professional development needs around AI.

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Bi-Monthly Targeted Webinars

Stay ahead of the curve with online courses, bi-monthly webinars, and special events focused on AI and its applications in education, designed specifically for educators.

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AI For Administrators

January 11, 2024

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Bloom’s Taxonomy in the Age of AI

January 11, 2024

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Open access webinar: Teaching Empathy for the Age of AI

January 2, 2024

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AI for Special Education Teachers and Students

December 15, 2023

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