New Thinking: New Possibilities Webinar Series, webinar 1: Why AI?

9th March, 2021 @ 4:00 pm


09/03/2021 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The 2021 Webinar Series leading up to the Conference aims to bring together educators from the Early Years to Year 12, researchers and industry to consider new thinking and possibilities and explore how STEM education can provide students with new opportunities and pathways for a strong and vibrant future.

Participating in the ‘Why AI?’ workshop will assist you make informed decisions about how you can lead your school forward in a world with Artificial Intelligence. This is workshop is about the big picture issues for education in an AI world and is designed to support non-technical leaders and educators be aware of the significant opportunities and the risks.

AI is gamechanger for schools. ELC to Year 12 educational leaders act with integrity and respond ethically. What does this mean in an AI world? Why will expanding our awareness of AI empower students as digital citizens?

Is your school taking advantage of the AI used by staff and students? What are the risks for education of not intentionally engaging with AI? AI presents educators with ethical issues that we have never faced before.

The AI industry is investing heavily in programs for schools. In this webinar Assoc Prof Erica Southgate will focus on how AI can be authentically integrated into curriculum and has the capacity to personalize student learning and assessment

Assoc Professor Erica Southgate is a researcher on the use of immersive technologies and the use of AI in schools, maker of computer games for learning and technology ethicist. She has been commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education to be the lead author on the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Schools report and the Advancing Learning through AI podcast.

Target audience: Principals, School and Curriculum Leaders, ELC Directors, Educators

Delivery mode: Zoom

Erica Southgate, University of Newcastle
Desiree Gilbert, AISSA
Aleida Mabarrack, AISSA
Monica Williams, AISSA
Libby Worrell, AISSA


Please see the AISSA’s Video Conferencing Collection Notice and Video Conferencing Privacy Disclosure Statement for information about the AISSA’s collection of personal information through video conferencing.

A Zoom link will be sent closer to the event.


For registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins.


Bookings are closed for this event.