On June 23, 2023, Gymnasio Aglantzias hosted a dynamic workshop on the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into education, with a special focus on Chat-GPT technology. The day consisted of two parallel sessions, one tailored for teachers and another for students, both designed to provide valuable insights into the world of AI.
The teachers’ session commenced with a brief questionnaire to gauge their familiarity with AI, setting the stage for a day of exploration. Theodora, our knowledgeable host, then delivered an engaging presentation on AI, followed by a live demonstration of Chat-GPT’s capabilities. After the introduction, Nicolas led teachers in a hands-on activity involving AI-generated educational materials for History & Biology, showcasing the practical applications of AI in lesson planning. Teachers shared their insights on the activity by completing a form, allowing for immediate feedback. A short break provided a moment of relaxation before Thodoris guided teachers through the usage of Teacher Mate, illustrating how AI can assist in daily classroom tasks. Marios then moderated a lively discussion among teachers on the potential of AI in education.
In parallel, the students’ session began with a pre-workshop questionnaire to assess their prior knowledge of AI. Theodora, an engaging host, provided an exciting introduction to AI, followed by a live demonstration of Chat-GPT’s capabilities. Students then delved into an activity led by Thodoris, exploring AI-generated questions related to History & Biology. This hands-on experience demonstrated the practical side of AI in their studies. Students had the opportunity to share their thoughts and insights on the activity by completing a form. After a brief break, Thodoris guided students through the use of Study Buddy, showcasing how AI can serve as a helpful study companion. The session concluded with Marios moderating a discussion among students, providing a platform for them to express their thoughts and discoveries. Students wrapped up their workshop journey by filling out a post-workshop questionnaire to reflect on their AI learning experience.
The workshop was a resounding success, attended by 11 dedicated teachers and 16 curious 8th-grade students. It illuminated the possibilities of AI in education and sparked engaging discussions. Both teachers and students left with a newfound appreciation for the potential of Chat-GPT and other AI technologies in the learning process. By blending theory with hands-on activities, this workshop equipped its participants with the knowledge and confidence to embrace AI in their teaching and learning journeys. As AI continues to evolve, this workshop stands as a testament to the importance of fostering AI literacy in educational institutions.