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    Prompt Literacy for STEM Educators. Enhance your Teaching and Learning with Generative AI
    (2023-01-01) Gattupalli, Sai; Maloy, Robert W.; Edwards, Sharon; Gearty, Alexandra
    Understanding Prompt Literacy and Its Role in STEM Education ● Workshop focuses on prompt literacy, a pivotal skill for educators in the digital age. ● Discuss fundamentals of prompt crafting, interpret and critique AI prompts ● Hands-on activities for prompt crafting, using CAST model ● Workshop participant backgrounds include: Edtech, speech-language, GenEd, Special Ed, Inclusion, AP Language, English, Business, World Languages, STEM Education, and more, across various grade levels
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    The Creative Thinking & Learning Studio: A Catalyst for STEAM-based Adult Learning
    (2023-01-01) Gattupalli, Sai; Martalock, Peggy
    This experience report examines the transformative impact of the Creative Thinking & Learning Studio at the Greenfield Community College, a vibrant hub fostering STEAM education and the Reggio Emilia philosophy of learning and teaching. This case study illustrates how interdisciplinary collaboration and practical engagement in a hands-on environment revolutionize traditional educational practices, shaping innovative, critical thinkers.
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    Developing Usable Math Online Tutor for Elementary Math Learners with NoCode Tools
    (2023-01-01) Maloy, Robert W.; Gattupalli, Sai; Edwards, Sharon A
    Usable Math, an online OER math tutor, leverages the functions of NoCode tools including Google Slides and Carrd to provide interactive math word problem solving for teachers and students in grades 3-6. The goal is to support elementary learners in developing mathematical reasoning and computation skills through engaging math problem practice, hints and motivational cues. By developing Usable Math and making it available and accessible, we demonstrate to teachers practical ways they can use NoCode tools to support elementary students in acquiring knowledge and skills as math problem solvers.
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    Comparing Teacher-Written and AI-Generated Math Problem Solving Strategies for Elementary School Students: Implications for Classroom Learning
    (2023-01-01) Gattupalli, Sai; Maloy, Robert W.; Edwards, Sharon
    Teachers and teacher educators are actively exploring the ways to use Generative AI tools like ChatGPT-4 in elementary math education. In this paper, we compare teacher-written and AI-generated hints and strategies for solving fourth grade math word problems as part of an open online math tutor called Usable Math. When given the perspectives of a 10-year math teacher and four virtual coaches (Estella Explainer, Chef Math Bear, How-to Hound, and Visual Vicuna), ChatGPT-4 provides text-heavy, largely procedural problem solving strategies. Teacher-written hints offer more ways to differentiate learning for students through the use of shorter, more child-accessible language; visual and graphical images; animations and gifs; and growth mindset-building statements that affirm children’s effort and persistence in solving math word problems.
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    Prompt Literacy: A Pivotal Educational Skill in the Age of AI
    (2023-01-01) Gattupalli, Sai; Maloy, Robert W.; Edwards, Sharon A
    Prompt literacy signifies a major leap in education, offering a potent tool to interact with generative AI systems. As an emerging necessity in the 21st century and beyond, it encompasses the formulation, interpretation, and analysis of AI prompts. Poised to be foundational for all future generations, this discourse brings to light its emergence in parallel with generative AI and its transformative role in pedagogical contexts for the coming decades and beyond.