We support teachers and educators to run Day of AI activities in their classrooms through curriculum packages and teacher training, all of which are available at no cost to participants.
Developed by leading faculty and educators from MIT RAISE (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education), each curriculum features four hours on average of hands-on activities that engage kids in creative discovery, discussion, and critical thinking as they learn the fundamentals of AI, investigate its societal impacts, and bring grade-relevant applications of artificial intelligence to life through lessons and activities that are accessible to all, even for those with no computer science or technical background.
In our second year of offering Day of AI, we have added new curriculum for all grade bands. We also invited ISTE to contribute materials to the early elementary track.
Our recommended sequence is to begin with the What is AI lesson for all grades, especially if this is the first time brining Day of AI to the classroom. Next, select a curriculum. Each explores a particular theme of AI and societal impact. Day of AI activities run across four grade bands using a designation for “grade” as typical in the U.S. education system. The ages provided for each level should be a guideline only. We provide recommendations to help teachers decide which curriculum to bring to their classroom in 2023. To finish, we recommend the Careers in AI lesson that introduces students to diverse professionals who use AI across a wide range of industries and applications.
Please visit the curriculum page for an overview of each unit, and don’t forget to register for the Day of AI to get the access code for all curricular modules.