Put educators and students in the driver's seat

To prepare students for the careers of today — and tomorrow — we must up our game when it comes to understanding how to explore and integrate artificial intelligence (AI) in K-12 education. AI should be a critical element of any STEM curriculum. After all, it’s a technology that’s already making its way to classrooms in the form of adaptive software, recommendation engines and digital assistants.

Educators are the link

Educators are the link to preparing students to thrive in a world where artificial intelligence is an integral part of their life and career. Nearly 1,000 educators are participating in professional learning programs developed by ISTE that equips them to help students develop knowledge and skills about AI, including considering the capabilities, risks, and ethical questions related to using AI exploring solutions to problems in their communities.



ISTE professional learning program in collaboration with General Motors


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 - for more information about this program contact aiprojectlead@iste.org

"This has been one of the best courses I have completed. I teach a lot of graduate level technology courses including some basic coding but none really have expanded my own learning like this one. When I finish, I am going to go through it all again, just to make sure that I am able to take it all in and practice like I want to. Then, I will use some of the ideas with my own students this summer."

— Julie Delello, Ph.D. Director of The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (FAC 2012), Associate Professor, College of Education and Psychology, The University of Texas at Tyler


ISTE has developed new resources on artificial intelligence (AI) in K-12 education.



AI Course
AI Course on ISTE U

Artificial Intelligence Explorations and Their Practical Use in Schools © unpacks everything educators need to know about bringing AI to the classroom. Sign up for the next course and gain graduate-level credit for your learning.

AI Book
AI Book

The ISTE book Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning explores what AI is, how it works and how educators can use it to better prepare students for a world with increased human-computer interaction.

AI Articles
FREE AI COURSE for 9-12 Students!

ISTE and IBM are excited to announce a 15 hour self-paced, student-facing introduction to Artificial Intelligence. Educators and students can sign up now by creating a free account at P-TECH, then viewing the course directly here



Case Studies: How educators have applied AI in the classroom

After participating in the AI Explorations and Their Practical Use in School Environments program thanks to scholarships from General Motors, these four classroom teachers have each designed student-driven projects to help learners engage with computational thinking and AI design concepts -- and you can, too!



Case Study: Westville School District


Case Study: The Dunham School


Case Study: Hoover City Schools


Case Study: Chillicothe Middle School





More resources to explore



WEBINAR: Machine Learning for Kids

Your students can build with Machine Learning! Learn more about Machine Learning for Kids, a free tool that introduces machine learning by providing hands-on experiences for training machine learning systems and building things with them. Machine Learning for Kids works with Scratch, App Inventor, and Python programming. For teachers of grades 5-12.


WEBINAR: Artificial Intelligence is Elementary

Are you an elementary teacher wondering about how to integrate AI education? Or a K-12 technology coordinator or coach who wants to better understand the continuum of AI education at all grade levels? You'll love this webinar where members of the AI4K12 elementary workgroup will share several strategies and opportunities for integrating AI into K-5 spaces.


WEBINAR: Closing the Gender Gap in AI with Allgirthithm & CreAIte

Six high school girls create two separate organizations - Allgirlithm and CreAIte - to bring AI experiences to high school students across the country.



This video series allows students to experiment with technology being used in the film industry.




TensorFlow is a free and open source AI library.


LESSON PLANS: Microsoft Education

Find ready-made STEM lessons written by teachers, for teachers.