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Can teachers and students really engage with AI in a positive way?

Took place on: December 7, 2023
Catch up with Tatiana Popa, Deputy Academic Director at Heritage International School in Moldova, and Liam Mernagh, Assistant Principal at the Oryx International School, for a chat all about AI.

Can teachers and students really engage with AI in a positive way?

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Two experience educators discuss whether teachers and students really engage with AI in a positive way. They offer an insight into the potential use of AI in education, about its positive use and how to deal with the negative use of AI by our students, and how schools should deal with the matter.

They also discuss the further development of artificial intelligence has put a new challenge in front of educators worldwide, especially since 2022 and with the emergence of generative models. Teachers have been challenged on many occasions throughout history, as humanity develops and especially technology does.

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Tatiana Popa, Deputy Academic Director at Heritage International School in Moldova

Tatiana has been an eTwinning Ambassador since 2015, working in global projects and being a teacher trainer for Moldovan educators and globally. She is also a country ambassador for Global School Alliance, and T4 Education. Tatiana has been shortlisted for the Top 75 Global Education Influencers in 2021. She has published many educational articles and participated in various global conferences and webinars.

Tatiana is also the country ambassador for the Climate Action Project since 2020, promoting the project nationwide, contacting the Ministry of Education , Ministry of Environment and other decision-makers in Moldova. For their work on sustainability, her school – Heritage International School – has been shortlisted for the prestigious International School Awards 2023, for the Sustainability category. She is passionate about using technology in education. In March 2020, she helped move her school online in just one day, and later she helped the Ministry of Education to switch the entire country to distance learning. With new technologies emerging, she has delivered webinars and training sessions nationally and internationally about the integration of AI tools in education.

Liam Mernagh, Assistant Principal at the Oryx International School

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