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Date of Day of AI: 13 May 2024

The Day of AI is a free full day of engaging and interactive learning for students in Years 5 – 10.
The Day can be taught at any time during 2024. Teaching materials are now available to teachers.

General Information

Day of AI is a FREE immersive, interactive and engaging daylong artificial intelligence (AI) literacy program for students in Years 5 – 10. Day of AI brings AI technology to life in the classroom, exploring the opportunities and implications of an AI-powered world.

Day of AI has been developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and i2Learning, and tailored to the Australian context in partnership with experts from UNSW, CSIRO and our education partners, to introduce school students to the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world that will be powered by AI.

The program includes the most up-to-date information and contemporary examples  of AI technologies and their applications. Lessons showcase Australian scientists and case studies, bringing to life how AI is impacting society.

On Monday 13 May 2024, Year 5-10 students from primary and secondary schools across Australia (together with over half a million students from around the world!) will again participate in a global day of creative, fun and hands-on activities to immerse themselves in AI! 

Topics cover everything from the foundations of AI, Large Language Models, chatbots, ethical considerations of AI, through to how AI is impacting industries and what this means for the future of Australian jobs.  

The Day of AI materials are free for all Australian schools and involve a series of creative, fun and hands-on activities. 

The international Day of AI will be held on 13 May 2024 – you can teach the program on this day or at any point in Term 2.

We know that every school is different – that’s why Day of AI is flexible and can be delivered by schools across multiple days in Term 2, across a whole week or even spread across the whole term. The program is flexible and adaptable.

Topics cover everything from the foundations of AI, Large Language Models, chatbots, ethical considerations of AI, through to how AI is impacting industries and what this means for the future of Australian jobs.  

Day of AI curriculum aims to ensure that, across the lessons and challenge, students develop an understanding of what AI is, and enables exploration and interaction with AI systems in a way that is safe and responsible.

Day of AI is open to all schools in every state and territory across Australia.

The program is free. Teachers simply need to register to access the materials.

Day of AI is open to all students from Years 5-10.

Teachers can register to participate in Day of AI any time throughout Term 2.

Course materials and classroom details

Materials will be made available to teachers, principals, educators and school staff in April 2024 – access the materials through our Learning Management System here.

Day of AI materials are also available to people who are not teachers, principals, educators or school staff – access the materials here.

Day of AI is free for all Australian schools to participate in.

Materials will be made available to other children’s educators in April 2024 – access the materials through our Learning Management System here. Please register as an Educator (other). In the section where you are required to put in a school, please select Other.

Teachers will need the following to deliver the program:

  • A smartboard, screen or projector with speakers to present the slides and video content to the class
  • Internet connected and a web browser ready
  • Occasionally, you will need a board for you or the students to write on.

For the interactive activities, students will need a device to participate – that can be a Chromebook, laptop, tablet or desktop PC with a webcam. We recommend one device per 2 students.

If your school would like to participate but doesn’t have access to the necessary technology requirements please reach out and we’ll do our best to support you hello@dayofaiaustralia.com

Day of AI is an introduction to AI for students, so no prior experience is necessary. The activities are also designed to suit students of all ability levels.

We encourage as many students as possible from participating schools and year levels to take part in the activities, but not every student is required to. We understand that schools are a busy environment, so it’s up to individual schools to determine how many students are involved.

We encourage schools to complete all the activities to ensure they get the most out of the day, but it is OK if you are unable to complete them all.

The activities can be easily delivered by any teacher, regardless of specialisation. No experience in computer science, AI or any other digital technologies is required. 

Teachers can access our short information videos or join an information session to go through the program content and activities and ensure they feel confident delivering them. Information about teacher support is available in the LMS once teachers are registered for the program.

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