Introducing…AI In My Life
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative innovations of our time. While AI offers substantial benefits to individuals and society, it has major implications for privacy, ethics and security.
The ADAPT Centre is now offering a modular workshop programme to help Transition Year (TY) students navigate the Age of AI successfully and safely.
Through interactive workshops, students will:
AI in My Life has been co-created with TY students and teachers in order to ensure it resonates with students.
Registration Now Open for Autumn 2023
Having been piloted with schools in the DCU Access network during 2022, AI in My Life is now open to all schools in the Republic of Ireland.
We’ve undertaken a revamp of the course structure and content during summer 2023, in order to incorporate the feedback, suggestions and preferences expressed by the first cohort of teachers and students who completed the course.
Essentially, schools will now have the flexibility to pick and choose modules to suit the time they have available, ranging from 40 mins. for a single module to 15 hours for the entire course.
Further information and new course content will be available shortly.
In the meantime, we invite you to register your school’s interest and we’ll contact you with details.
If you have questions regarding the course, contact us at [email protected]
Try Out Our Taster Workshop
If you’d like to explore AI in My Life, we’re offering a 2-hour taster workshop to schools in November and December 2023.
Contact us at [email protected] if you’re interested in taking this taster workshop.
AI in My Life is a workshop series facilitated by teachers via an online toolkit containing course content and accompanying class activities. Teachers will be assisted via on-going support.
We can arrange for undergraduate student ambassadors from our partner third-level institutions to help facilitate in-person workshops for some of the modules.
The entire programme takes about 15 hours to complete. However, its modular structure means that you can pick and choose modules to suit the time you have available.
You can commence the programme at any time during the school year.
Indicative themes, and their associated learning outcomes, include:
AI in My Life: An Introduction
Thinking about AI, Ethics and Privacy
AI and Society
Digital Privacy Workshop
Final Project and Showcase
Students have the option of completing a final team project to demonstrate their learning from the programme. We can arrange for a member of the AI in My Life team to visit your school to view students’ projects and provide feedback – we just ask that you request a visit well in advance.
Learning Outcomes and Syllabus Connections
The interactive and reflective nature of AI in My Life ensures that students will hone the five key skills central to teaching and learning across the Transition Year curriculum:
The STEAM focus makes the AI in My Life content relevant to the following Leaving Certificate subjects:
Do I Need to Know Anything about AI?
No, teachers don’t need any prior knowledge of AI in order to deliver this programme.
The online toolkit will provide you with background information on each of the modules.
We’ll also be there for you if you have questions at [email protected]
Who has developed this Programme?
AI in My Life has been developed by ADAPT’s researchers and education and public engagement experts, in collaboration with DCU Access, the Future of Privacy Forum, the Lero research centre, and the INTEGRITY Horizon 2020 research project. The programme is funded by SFI Discover and supported by Amazon Web Services.
We have welcomed new partners for 2023 including DCU’s Anti-Bullying Centre, Maynooth University Access Services, Midlands Science and Mary Immaculate College.
Register your interest by completing this short form.
Contact us at [email protected] if you’ve any questions.