Obviously, Open AI has sounded the alarms in education, demonstrating the creative power of this tool. NYC has already banned ChatGPT. The school systems are in danger of outlawing, rather than embracing the incredible use cases that could help our students learn at a much faster and more enjoyable rate than they do now. As a former national Educator Leader of Year, I left teaching because of the insane restrictions so many of the schools were putting on technology and the endless approvals you needed to get to do anything outside the box. Now, after being out of the field for 8 years and having become a entrepreneur and I feel I am being called back into education to make sure they don’t mess this tremendous opportunity up. I would think, in fact, I guess I just assumed that OpenAI had a whole division exclusively devoted to education and it’s use there-in, much like Apple embedded itself in education by putting their computers in so many schools.
Perhaps, OpenAI has a dedicated Education division, but if not, I would like this post to serve as a call to Sam Altman and the rest of the OpenAI leadership team, to immediately put together an education task force that will be the educators of the educators for how best to implement this tool in the classroom. The potential is limitless given the creativity that each teacher can bring to the table and the power of AI’s personalization.
Please comment if you think OpenAI should dedicate one division of it’s company or at least a few key team members solely devoted to educating the educators about the enormous potential of embedding this technology in the public school system to help bring a more equitable playing field for all students of every age.
I’ve decided to start my own micro-school called UrSchoolsFuture and am doing so to attempt to provide a pilot program that demonstrates the effectiveness of using OPEN AI for and with students in the classroom. That would be spectacular, but think of how much more impact just a few key members of an OpenAI Education team could have on all of education.
Let me know what you think.