Original Thought in the Age of AI: How to Foster & Teach It


Fostering original thinking, innovation, and integrity in the classroom is crucial to equip students with the skills they need. This session is a practical guide to empowering students to become critical thinkers, agile problem solvers, and lifelong learners while also preparing them to use tools effectively and strategically. It proposes proactive approaches for handling the introduction of AI writing tools as a way to promote ethical practices in the classroom. Participants will practice developing writing assignments and receive support and feedback on their adaptations.

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  1. Examine guidelines and communication for the use of AI in academic integrity policies.
  2. Prepare writing assignments for the age of AI by reviewing and revising writing prompts and processes.
  3. Gather new ideas for how AI can be incorporated into writing assignments across several curricular areas.


  • Patti West-Smith, Director, Customer Engagement, Turnitin


Patti West-Smith, Director, Customer Engagement, Turnitin

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  • Tags: instruction, student voice
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Teaching & Learning
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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