👩🏾🏫 Delivering The Workshop
Table of Contents
- 👩🏾🏫 Delivering The Workshop
- Final Checklist
- Before the Workshop
- Day of the Workshop
- After the Workshop
- Tips and Tricks
Here’s a checklist of things to do pre-workshop, day of the workshop, and post-workshop. If you check every box, you can feel confident that you are well-prepared and contributing to our mission of teaching AI to anyone!
Before the Workshop
Practice delivering the content
Confirm the technical setup at the location you are delivering the workshop & prepare
- Get any cables / dongles to present from your device
- Download an offline copy of the content as a backup
Day of the Workshop
Pick up a bag of candy for the survey
Deliver the workshop! Good luck, and have fun ☺️
After the Workshop
Tips and Tricks
- In the spirit of continuous improvements, we always allocate the last five minutes of the workshop for students to complete a survey. One way to encourage students to complete the survey is to bring a bag of candy (or other treats) and hand it out to students that show you that they’ve submitted the survey on their phone. There’s nothing like a little sugar to end a great workshop!
- Students at workshops often ask about various ethical scenarios. As they hear about AI and understand its implications, it is only natural that they wonder how to approach various ethical questions. For example, what happens if a driverless car got into an accident with a human-driven car? Who is at fault? Is the person who wrote the algorithm for the driverless car implicated? Our suggested approach to answering these questions goes back to the original goal of the workshop: increasing AI literacy to encourage more voices in conversations about ethical AI. To that end, if students are asking these types of questions, then you’re successfully delivering the workshop! However, giving your opinion on these situations could end up making them think that yours is the only correct view, where in fact these questions have no objective answer. The best way to approach these questions, could be to:
- Start a discussion in the class and get others to volunteer their thoughts
- Tell the students that these types of questions are what their generation will have to answer as they get into the workforce, and encourage them to think about these scenarios and discuss them with their peers
- Be prepared for technical difficulties! Given that you will be presenting off of Google Slides, where the workshop slides include videos, lack of a reliable way to project content or of a reliable internet connection can create challenges. Confirm with the workshop host that they have what you need to connect your laptop to their system. If you’d like a PDF copy of the presentation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.