The Day can be taught over the course of Term 2 or all on one global day of activity, 18 May 2023.
Students in Years 5 to 10 will participate in a STEM aligned curriculum focused on artificial intelligence.
The lesson plans are tailored by school year and developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), i2Learning and UNSW.
The Day of AI materials are free to all Australian schools and involve a series of creative, fun and hands-on activities. Topics cover everything from the basics of what AI is, through to design and creation exercises using AI and understanding the benefits and potential risks of AI.
The Day of AI will be held on the 18th of May 2023.
If this date isn’t possible for your classroom, you can run it any time in Term 2. Just reach out at email@example.com so we can prepare you will all the right support.
The learning focus for students on the Day of AI include what AI is and how it is currently applied to everyday life, how AI is designed and created, and what the benefits and potential risks of AI are.
As AI continues to transform the way we live, work, learn and play, it’s essential that students and their teachers understand what AI is, how it works and how to harness its power in safe and ethical ways.
The Day of AI is open to all schools in every state and territory across Australia.
The Day of AI is open to all students from Years 5-10.
Parents can access more information about the Day of AI on the website. We also have a Day of AI fact sheet that principals or teachers can share with parents via their established parent-communication portals or processes. The Day of AI website is dayofaiaustralia.com.
The cut off time is roughly two to three weeks before the day (tentatively 1-May-2023).
Course materials will be made available via our website and email. We expect the 2023 materials to be available before the beginning of Term 2, 2023.
Thanks to the generous support of our partners, the Day of AI is free for schools to participate in.
You heard that right, as a part of course materials all students have the opportunity to compete for prizes.
The contest be open for entries at the start of The Day of AI and close within 48 hours.
Previous prizes included JB Hifi vouchers for younger participants and work experience at some of Australia’s best tech companies for the older participants.
Schools do require internet connection and laptops or iPads for students.
We recommend at least one laptop or iPad per every two 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.
The 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 teachers, regardless of how little or how much experience they have in computer science, AI or any other digital technologies. Participating teachers will also be invited to a free online training workshop ahead of the Day of AI to go through the program content and activities and ensure they feel confident delivering them.
We’ll offer 1:1 training from CS in schools at request.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a training session.
All participating schools will be in the running for some great prizes, including work experience opportunities for students at some of Australia’s leading tech companies.