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Our mission and guiding principles help us remain confident in our ability to adapt to any new technology. We will continue to prioritize student-centered learning, assessments that invite students to challenge, question, and create as they navigate ambiguity and prepare for a future defined by change.  

We hope to host an Open Forum later this winter where parents can gather to share their questions, experiences, and predictions for how generative AI has and will continue to shape the workplace and education. Stay tuned for more information, and in the meantime, check out some of the resources we’ve been exploring on the topic of AI:

  • Greg Toppo and Jim Tracy, Running with Robots: The American High School’s Third Century (*This book was a SAAS Faculty summer reading option.)
  • David J. Gunkle, Person, Thing, Robot: A Moral and Legal Ontology for the 21st Century and Beyond 
  • Ronald J. Brachman and Hector J. Levesque, Machines Like Us: Toward Common Sense with AI
  • W. Russell Neuman, Evolutionary Intelligence: How Technology Will Make Us Smarter
  • Eric Hudson, “Back to School with AI: Part 1: Make Sense of AI”
  • Listen - Freakonomics: How to Think About A.I. Archives

If you have any questions about our approach to AI in the classroom currently or in the future you’re welcome to reach out to Giselle Furlonge, Associate Head of School, and/or Alison Ray, Dean of Teaching & Learning.