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Exploring Pedagogic Uses of AI Workshop Kit

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This workshop kit will help your audience take a student-centered perspective in exploring how to use AI chatbots to enhance learning. It also examines pedagogic strategies and explores ways educators might use AI chatbots in their work.

Goal and objectives

This workshop examines ways your audience might use AI chatbots to enhance teaching and learning in ways that align with effective pedagogy and teaching methods. Your audience will also gain hands-on experience using chatbots that can inform their understanding of how AI chatbots can be used in their teaching practice.

After completing this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Reflect on student perspectives on using AI.
  • Identify strategies for effectively interacting with a chatbot.
  • Describe the elements of an effective structured AI prompt.
  • Describe pedagogical situations where AI chatbots can be beneficial.
  • Use a chatbot to complete an education-related task.


This workshop is intended for staff, instructors, and students who have a basic understanding of AI tools and are motivated to gain experience using AI chatbots to enhance student learning.


This workshop is approximately 60 minutes in length.

Key strategies

This workshop leverages student-centered pedagogic principles to engage the participants.

Consider the following strategies and perspectives when facilitating this workshop.

  • Adopt the student perspective and empathize with their needs and concerns.
  • Aim to foster literacy, responsibility, and fluency concerning AI.
  • Recall and apply knowledge of effective pedagogy and course design strategies in general, such as inclusive teaching, backward design, and active learning.

Reading list

Consider these resources as you prepare to lead this workshop.

Artificial Intelligence Teaching Guide: Web-based resources from the Stanford Teaching Commons.

Practical AI for Instructors and Students: Video series from the Wharton School YouTube channel.

Examples of educational uses of AI: recommended resources from various sources.

Slide presentation with speaker notes

Here you can find slide presentations for this workshop in different formats. The PDF version of the slides is useful for skimming and previewing the workshop. View the slide notes for additional context and sample scripts. We then recommend downloading the full PowerPoint presentation to adapt and customize. The full PowerPoint presentation includes speaker notes, sample scripts, and additional optional slides from other AI workshop kits.

Workshop agenda

This suggested agenda proposes a workshop that balances content presentations with learning activities. This agenda is a starting point as you adapt it to fit your audience.

  • Introduction (5 minutes)
    • Lecture and slide presentation
    • Slides 1 to 5
  • Warm-up activity (5 minutes)
    • A small group discussion responding to the prompt: "If AI was available when you were a student, what might you have wanted from your teachers?"
    • Slide 6
  • Demonstration of student chatbot use (10 minutes)
    • A roleplay demonstration of a student using a chatbot.
    • Slides 8 to 10
  • Strategies and approaches for using AI (10 minutes)
    • Lecture and slide presentation
    • Slides 11 to 15
  • Practicing using AI chatbots (20 minutes)
    • An exploratory activity where workshop participants access and have a short conversation with a chatbot.
    • Slides 16 to 20
  • Reflection (5 minutes)
    • A small group discussion responding to the prompt: "I thought AI was... Now I think..."
    • Slide 21
  • Wrap-up (5 minutes)
    • Participants complete a short summative assessment and evaluation survey.
    • Slides 22 and 23

Promotional resources

You can use the following sample language to promote your workshop. This language was created with assistance from ChatGPT. Consider using AI tools yourself to generate other promotional material, such as promotional images, to get more practice using generative AI tools.

Example 1

AI in Education Workshop: Explore the Educational Possibilities of AI

Explore the intersection of AI and education in our dynamic workshop, designed for educators eager to explore AI's possibilities. Examine multiple ways you might support your students with AI chatbots, craft effective prompts, and leverage AI tools in your work. This session promises hands-on experience and practical strategies for further exploration of AI in education.

Through this workshop, we aim for you to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of student interactions with AI.
  • Learn how to craft effective AI prompts.
  • Discover the potential of AI chatbots in various pedagogical scenarios.
  • Get hands-on experience with chatbots to complete educational tasks.
Example 2

Discover Ways to Teach with AI

Join us for a dynamic, 60-minute workshop designed for educators ready to explore the integration of AI chatbots into the classroom. Discover student-centered strategies, craft effective AI prompts, and gain hands-on experience using AI chatbots to enhance learning and teaching. Unlock the potential of AI to inspire and engage your students in new, meaningful ways.

Assessment and evaluation survey

This survey serves multiple functions. It gathers demographic information about the workshop participants, evaluates the workshop's effectiveness, prompts metacognitive reflection, and gathers feedback on improving the workshop. The survey was created in Google Forms. Make a copy of the survey to adapt and keep in your Google Drive.

Preview the example survey as a responder.

Create a copy of the example survey (Stanford only). Log in to your Stanford Google account, then use the link to make a copy in your Google Drive to edit and distribute.

Feedback on this workshop kit

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Author and attribution

Kenji Ikemoto, an Academic Technology Specialist at the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning, created this workshop kit in March 2024.  

This workshop kit is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 (attribution, non-commercial, share-alike). You may adapt, remix, or enhance these modules for non-commercial use. Please attribute it to the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning. We ask that you also share your work under the same licensing terms. 


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