MIT STEP Lab Presents

Everyday AI for Youth (EdAI)

MIT STEP Lab promotes AI Literacy for Middle School Teachers and Students

Overview

In the Everyday AI project, researchers at MIT and Boston College will recruit and prepare 40 middle school teachers from school districts in Florida, Illinois, and Virginia to offer AI Literacy activities. Through partnerships with these districts and four youth serving organizations, the project will engage over 1200 youths from underrepresented groups in STEM and Computing and foster their interest in AI-intensive industries of the future. The project will be built upon the Developing AI Literacy (DAILy) curriculum that interweaves AI concepts, ethics in AI, and AI career awareness. The Everyday AI professional development (PD) program will take a multi-pronged approach offering an AI Book Club, Practicum, Teacher Network, and Make-a-thon. Researchers will investigate how this PD model supports teachers to learn, adopt, modify, and teach the DAILy curriculum in a wide range of classroom settings and how the teachers’ implementation of the curriculum impacts students’ learning. The Everyday AI project is funded by NSF ITEST (award #2048746).

EdAI picture by Safiah Ali

Project Specifics

Audience

Middle School Teachers and Students

Content Area

Artificial intelligence education

Project Contact

Irene Lee