Leading the Charge in Future-Ready Learning: A Session with IAPS District 4
Last week, Mr Lang went to Wells Cathedral Prep to lead a session for headteachers on ‘Future-Ready Learning’.
Exploring AI in Education
A key highlight of the session was the discussion on integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in educational settings. As we stand at the cusp of a technological revolution in education, understanding how AI can be effectively and ethically incorporated into teaching and learning, from policy to safeguarding measures and considerations for parental involvement in AI-enhanced education. Rather than worrying about ‘the end of learning’ or replacing teachers, he talked about what happens when teaching and learning are empowered by working collaboratively with emerging technologies as a talk partner. Part of the workshop focused on valuable insights the actual implementation of AI in the classroom, particularly for the prep age range, as piloted by Caterham Prep, which is emerging as a national leader in innovation for learning. They were particularly interested in how AI can be used for developing ideas and feedback, something that will particularly be facilitated by RileyBot, a child-focused and safeguarded system developed by Caterham’s own Mr Webster and rolling out over the coming weeks.
Moving Forward with Education Innovation
As we reflect on the success of this session, we’re reminded of the point of staying ahead in education innovation. Cateham Prep and senior school have recently been very proud of awards and inspection reports that have highlighted the impact of innovation and technology across the schools. These plaudits are a wonderful validation of what we do as a community, but are not the point. The point is our mission to develop and prepare our children as happy and successful learners who are prepared for life in the modern world, both today and in future. Where new technologies and methods arise that can help us to achieve this, it is our responsibility to investigate and put them into action where they might help us our children to flourish. Stay tuned for more updates on how we are implementing these innovative ideas in our school.