Monday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Location: Colorado Convention Center 107/9

Presenter: Alecia Blackwoord, Sue Kasun, Janice Mak, and Nancye Blair Black

Artificial intelligence is all around us — and education leaders, teachers and students must all prepare for this AI-powered world. Join this prestigious team of ISTE AI in Education Preparation Program Fellows as they discuss cutting-edge approaches to integrating topics around AI education into teacher preparation, lead powerful hands-on AI experiences perfect for adult learners, and respond to burning questions about preparing new and preservice educators to teach in the age of AI.

Monday, June 24, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Colorado Convention Center 107/9

Presenters: Nancye Blair Black and Mark Gerl

As artificial intelligence (AI) technologies advance so must our explorations into the intersections of AI and educational practices. This session is presented by the authors of ISTE's new advanced AI skills course. In it, they will take you beyond the basics and into powerful ways curate, create, and critically assess AI technologies, ensuring they enhance your educational goals in meaningful and responsible ways. It will illuminate the types of skills, practical applications, and ethical considerations that will empower you, your colleagues, and your students to be informed users and creators of AI applications for educational use.

Tuesday, June 25, 2 – 5 p.m.

Location: Colorado Convention Center Four Seasons Ballroom 4

Presenters: Brandie Wright, Nancye Blair Black, Susan Brooks-Young, Joseph South, and Annie Ning

Pre-registration required. Additional spaces will be available at the door.

Interested in AI in the classroom? Then this is the place to be! Join other teachers and coaches to discover cutting-edge AI applications in education, explore powerful strategies for student-driven AI projects, and discuss the burning questions about AI and education on every educator's mind right now. Presented by ISTE's AI Explorations program, these innovative educators and AI education leaders will facilitate an incredible, interactive learning event designed with classroom educators in mind! 


Sunday, June 23, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Colorado Convention Center 108/10/12

Presenters: Gail Lovely, Susan Brooks-Young, and Nancye Blair Black

Join this forum for an active exploration of model STEM-rich learning activities, hands-on exploration of technology powered tools for early learning, research related to technology and young learners, and lively discussions related to Computational Thinking. You will experience sustained, deeper exploration and discussion of the issues, challenges, opportunities, and successes related to young learners and technologies. You will even get a sneak peek of preliminary ISTE guides designed to help PreK - 3rd grade educators apply the ISTE Standards in high quality STEM learning experiences. Grow your community of fellow early learning educators at ISTELive and beyond. 

Register here.

Download the New Hands-On AI Projects Guides

ISTE’s popular Hands-On AI Projects for the Classroom series has been revised with new resources and activities. Released in January 2024, the 5 free guides for elementary, secondary, elective, and computer science educators can be downloaded in English, Spanish, and Arabic. The guide's co-authors, Nancye Blair Black and Susan Brooks-Young, recently presented a webinar about the Hands-On AI Projects guides and their newest activities. A link to a recording of that webinar is provided below.


Overview of program

AI Explorations and Their Practical Use in School Environments© is an ISTE professional learning program funded by General Motors that cultivates future AI programmers and provides professional learning for educators to support student-driven AI  explorations. Our goals are to:

For more information, please contact Nancye Black at

The project is made possible through a collaboration between ISTE and General Motors.

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