How to Assess Your School District's Generative AI Preparedness

How to Assess Your School District's Generative AI Preparedness

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Ready for Takeoff? Assessing Your District's Generative AI Preparedness with the New CoSN Tool

Here at CTL, we're constantly keeping an eye on the cutting edge of education technology. That's why we're excited to share about a new, free resource for schools and school districts: the CoSN/CGCS K-12 Generative AI (Gen AI) Maturity Tool.

Developed by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS), this free online tool is designed to help school districts assess their readiness to integrate Generative AI technologies.

What is Generative AI?

Generative AI is a form of artificial intelligence that can create new content, like text, code, or images. This technology has the potential to revolutionize education by personalizing learning experiences, automating tasks, and creating new opportunities for student engagement.

How Can the CoSN Tool Help Your District?

The CoSN tool goes beyond simply telling you if you're ready for Generative AI. It provides a comprehensive framework for self-evaluation across six key domains:

  • Executive Leadership: Does your district have a clear vision for using AI in education?
  • Operational: Are your current IT systems robust enough to support AI integration?
  • Data: How will you manage and ensure the security of student data used by AI tools?
  • Technical: Does your district have the technical expertise needed to implement and maintain AI solutions?
  • Security and Risk/Legal: What safeguards are in place to mitigate potential risks associated with AI use?

By answering a series of questions and completing rubrics within each domain, the tool generates a customized report that highlights your strengths and identifies areas for improvement. This allows you to develop a strategic plan for incorporating Generative AI into your educational environment.

Benefits of Using the CoSN Tool

  • Proactive Planning: Identify potential roadblocks before you invest in Generative AI solutions.
  • Strategic Investment: Ensure your resources are allocated effectively to support successful AI integration.
  • Improved Outcomes: Create the foundation for using AI to enhance student learning and operational efficiency.

Getting Started with the CoSN Tool

The CoSN/CGCS K-12 Generative AI Maturity Tool is free and easy to use. Visit the CoSN website (https://www.cosn.org/ai/) to learn more and access the tool.

The Future of Generative AI in Education and at CTL

Google is adding generative AI toolsets to Chromebooks, and as a leading Chromebook manufacturer, CTL is helping schools use these new capabilities to transform the way we educate students. One of the first steps will be to use this new CoSN tool to ensure your school or district is prepared to harness the power of this technology and create a future-proof learning environment for all.

Stay tuned for future blog posts where we'll delve deeper into specific aspects of Generative AI and its potential applications in the classroom.

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