AI has immense potential to accelerate a transformation to student-centered learning, if we boldly use it to empower every child to develop their potential and author their own future.

AI-Empowered Learning Designs

In this toolkit, you will find strategies and examples for using AI tools to design learning that looks more like the real-world, full of exploration, collaboration, creativity, and problem solving.

Use this toolkit to build your competency in using AI platforms: asking good questions, providing relevant details, and requesting output with the level of detail and the format you need to make it actionable.

AI Platforms

These strategies and examples may not work well with AI platforms designed to make current, status-quo schooling practices more efficient. Instead this toolkit supports educators using a variety of generative AI platforms, including but not limited to ChatGPT, Claude, Perplexity AI, Gemini, QuillBot, and CoPilot AI. Also see the list of AI-Powered Learner-Centered Platforms in the Extended Resources tab for tools like Project Leo and that are being developed specifically to support interest-driven learning.

Could AI Accelerate a Revolution in Schooling?

The idea for this toolkit came from an article that Northeastern University professor Chris Unger wrote for Next Generation Learning Challenges' blog to help educators see the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to transform the learning experience in our nation's schools. Most of the conversation about AI in education has focused on AI as a tool for cheating. But if educators could see examples of AI as a tool to accelerate learning, that conversation could change. And if educators learned to build their skills in using AI tools, they could use these unprecedented tools to help students develop 21st-century skills, engage deeply in their learning, and even design their own projects—fueling a transformation of learning that could revolutionize schooling to be what young people most need and deserve. 


This toolkit was developed in partnership with Chris Unger, who retains the copyright to the intellectual content provided here.

Photo at top courtesy of Northern Cass School District.