The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) is at the forefront of driving AI-infused K-12 education, seamlessly incorporating state-of-the-art AI technologies into both classroom instruction and administrative operations. Upholding a steadfast dedication to data privacy and ethical AI practices, we offer invaluable guidance to school districts in LA County, empowering them to responsibly utilize AI.
Our goal is to enable schools to leverage the power of AI while ensuring data privacy protection and ethical considerations.
To register for these monthly workshops, visit the Instructional Technology Outreach workshops schedule.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has existed since the 1950s and has undergone continuous advancements. This introductory AI course offers insights into the historical developments of AI, practical experience with generative AI tools like chat bots and art generators, and an understanding of potential advantages and disadvantages associated with AI.
Academic Integrity and AI:
In this session, participants will explore the ethical implications of incorporating AI into education. We'll discuss challenges such as detecting AI-assisted plagiarism and ensuring equal access to AI resources, all while maintaining a focus on academic honesty.
Talking with AI: Prompt Engineering in Education:
Learn how to create effective prompts that guide AI models to give precise and useful responses. Get hands-on knowledge on prompt design, fine-tuning parameters, and optimization strategies to optimize the use of AI tools in the classroom, enhancing student engagement and personalizing the learning experience.
AI for Teaching and Learning:
This one-hour session is designed to empower educational professionals and their students with knowledge and understanding of artificial intelligence. The course aims to demystify AI, highlighting its role in enhancing teaching methods and shaping student learning experiences. With a focus on academic integrity, we'll cover the ethical uses of AI in education and ways to foster a responsible AI-enabled learning environment.
LACOE, in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District's Instructional Technology Initiative and the Association of California School Administrators Region 16, hosted the 4th Annual Digital Citizenship Conference (DigCitCon) on October 21, 2023. The theme was "Digital Citizenship in the Age of AI." Watch the interviews below to learn more about the best practices to engaging students and helping them learn the importance of being great digital citizens.
DigCitCon: Jose R. Gonzalez, Chief Technology Officer, LACOE
DigCitCon: Dr. Karla Estrada, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, LAUSD
DigCitCon: Alfredo Silva, Teacher, Bolsa Grande High School
DigCitCon: Dr. Gina Barnett, Region 16 President, Principal Association of California School Administrators
DigCitCon: Kenneth Shelton, Educational Technology Consultant, Apple, Google, Microsoft
DigCitCon: Michelle Touceda, Instructional Technology Facilitator, LAUSD
LACOE held an AI Symposium on August 4, 2023, bringing together educators, government officials, administrators, and industry experts to discuss the role of artificial intelligence in education. Watch videos of interviews with some of our panels below.
AI Symposium: Dr. Chris Hoang
Dr. Chris Hoang, Assistant Director of Technology Innovation and Outreach at the Los Angeles County Office of Education, shares his expertise on the future of AI and empowering and supporting the education community at LACOE's first AI Symposium.
AI Symposium: Dr. Mary Jo Madda
Dr. Mary Jo Madda, Senior Program Manager in Education for Impact at Google, shares her thoughts on the future of AI and the pitfalls of binary thinking, at LACOE's first AI Symposium.
AI Symposium: Katherine Goyette
Katherine Goyette, Computer Science Coordinator at the California Department of Education, shares her thoughts on the future of AI and equity in the classroom at LACOE's first AI Symposium.
AI Symposium: Dr. Jeff Share
Dr. Jeff Share, a Lecturer in the School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA, shares his expertise on the future of AI and critical media literacy at LACOE's first AI Symposium.
AI Symposium: Sue Thotz
Sue Thotz, Director of Outreach at Common Sense Education, shares her expertise on the future of AI in the classroom, Digital Citizenship, and Media Literacy at LACOE's first AI Symposium.
AI Symposium: Chris Shima
Chris Shima, Scholastic E-Sports Specialist at Generation E-Sports, shares his expertise on the future of AI and the value of scholastic E-Sports at LACOE's first AI Symposium.
AI Symposium: Lauren Burlison Janoska
Lauren Burlison Janoska, Canvas Advocate and K12 Education Consultant, shares her insight on the future of AI digital content creation in the classroom at LACOE's first AI Symposium.
AI Symposium: Daniel Ritchie
Daniel Ritchie, a Ph.D. Student at the University of California, Irvine, shares his insight on the future of AI and how to teach students about creating large language models at LACOE's first AI Symposium.