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AI Has Downsides. How Teachers Can Manage Them

Two teachers offer their insights
By Jaclyn Borowski, Elizabeth Rich & Vanessa Solis — January 25, 2024 1 min read
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With the proliferation of artificial intelligence comes many challenges, including around access and equity. In this animated video, high school ELA teachers Larry Ferlazzo (who also hosts an EdWeek Opinion blog) and Katie Hull Sypnieski explain how to overcome potential roadblocks and offer solutions for teachers incorporating AI into their classrooms.

Larry Ferlazzo has taught English, social studies, and IB classes at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., for more than 20 years. He has authored or edited 13 education-related books, including The Student Motivation Handbook. With Katie Hull Sypnieski, he co-authored The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide and The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox. He hosts the popular EdWeek Opinion blog Classroom Q & A With Larry Ferlazzo.

Katie Hull Sypnieski teaches high school English-learners and English-proficient students in Sacramento, Calif. She is a teacher consultant with the Area 3 Writing Project at the University of California, Davis. She is a co-author with Larry Ferlazzo of The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox and the ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide.


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