How to Write Guidelines for Using Generative AI in Your School


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8 Days


Cohort-based Course

Create ethical AI guidelines for your school with this course. Tailored for P12 professionals, you'll learn how to make AI an asset.

Course overview

A course for educators to learn how to incorporate AI into schools effectively.

Learn to incorporate AI to amplify learning while mitigating risks. We'll explore the promise and pitfalls of implementing AI effectively. You’ll draft real guidelines tailored to your setting and strategize successful adoption.

The last thing you need is:

Outdated theory or dripped content.

What you need is:

Proven concepts, precision learning, and answers for your specific situation.

This course delivers strategies that work now. Gain mastery in record time from experts walking the walk.

Ask tailored questions and get insider insights from John and a professional cohort solving real-world problems today.

This course is for you if


You work in schools and have begun exploring AI learning tools, and you want to ensure they're being used ethically and effectively.


You want AI guidelines in schools that aren't dependent on constant opinion shifts and faddism.


You're an educator aspiring to lead proactive, informed discussions about the place of AI in schools.


You're a school leader looking to foster a culture of AI literacy and want to understand how AI can be integrated safely and effectively.

What you’ll get out of this course

Actionable Draft of AI Guidelines

You'll leave the course with your own set of AI guidelines tailored to your school's needs. With insights from John and the cohort, you'll have a ready-to-test blueprint by the end of the second session.

An Evaluation Framework to Determine if Your AI policy is Working for You

You're equipped with an evaluation framework for AI guidelines in schools. Delve into real-world case studies of guidelines that fell short, learn directly from John's own journey in developing, implementing, and refining AI policies.

Real-world Testing and Feedback Loop

You'll get to test generative AI guidelines in a real school setting, get feedback, and then reconvene to discuss and learn from the challenges and successes experienced by cohort members in implementing their guidelines.

Collaborative Review and Refinement

You get a sounding board to share your on-the-ground experiences, challenges faced, and successes found from testing out your guidelines. In class, collectively refine, adapt, and optimize your AI guidelines based on your real-world insights.

Strategies for Continuous Improvement

You will learn how to maintain an ongoing feedback mechanism, ensuring your AI guidelines remain relevant and effective. Leverage John's expertise and cohort experiences to anticipate future challenges and iterate faster within your school.

The Cohort's Collective Wisdom Repository

You'll have access to the cohort member's experiences and have access to a shared repository of best practices, challenges, and solutions, tapping into the cohort's collective wisdom. You'll have more brains helping you navigate your journey!

Meet your instructor

John Nash

John Nash

Leadership professor & advisor on AI to schools, universities, and the public sector

Dr. John Nash has turned thousands of teachers and school leaders into confident educational innovators. Combining 30 years of research on design thinking, educational technology, and school improvement, John is passionate about helping professional educators create educational experiences for learners by equipping them with the vital skill of creative leadership. 

In 2023, John became a trusted advisor to educators on generative AI thanks to reporting on his own use of AI in graduate-level courses and his service as a guide on responsible and ethical use of generative in educational institutions. He's an advisor to P-12 schools, universities, philanthropists, and federal government agencies.

John combines practical experience with academic insight into the intersection of education and technology. With expertise grounded in work as a faculty member at the University of Kentucky and Iowa State University, John pioneered courses focusing on applying design thinking in education, promoting a holistic, problem-solving mindset in future educators. Since 2010 he has taught design thinking to teachers, principals, MBA students, physicians, designers, and journalists. 

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👋 Cohort Meeting 1. Harness AI's Potential: Discover Cutting-Edge Insights to Inform Ethical Adoption

Experiencing AI's Real-world Impact in Schools. Delve into the hands-on realm of AI in education. Rather than just understanding AI's potential, actively dissect its practical implications and challenges through scenarios and case studies. Insights and guidance set the stage for your own AI guideline creation.


🚀 Cohort Meeting 2. Create the Future You Want: Draft Guidelines Grounded in Your Values

Interactive Guideline Crafting and Implementation Blueprint. Transition to tangible action. Draft your AI guidelines in a collaborative workshop. With expert guidance on hand, navigate the complexities and nuances of tailoring AI practices for your school. Post-session, you'll be equipped to deploy your guidelines for feedback.


🙌 Cohort Meeting 3. Learning from the Field - Refinement Workshop

Guideline Iteration Based on Real-world Feedback. Reconvene for a dynamic workshop, pivoting from sharing to refining. Transform the insights and challenges from your real-world testing into actionable improvements. With instructor facilitation, engage in interactive feedback loops, collaborative problem-solving, and forward-planning

Course schedule

About 3 hours per week
  • Session 1, Tuesday, Sep. 19: AI in Action - The Practical Landscape

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

    Deepen your AI exploration with the cohort. Dive into AI scenarios & case studies to grasp their school impacts. Engage in group discussions on AI's educational intricacies. The session concludes with everything you need for the next hands-on meeting

  • Session 2, Thursday, Sep. 21: Your AI Vision - Drafting and Deploying

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

    Live coaching from your instructor as they provide a step-by-step guide on how to draft and tailor AI guidelines. Then, it's your turn: draft AI guidelines suited to your school. Engage in a peer review process, swapping drafts to gain fresh perspectives and constructive feedb

  • Session 3, Tuesday, Sep. 26: Learning from the Field - Refinement Workshop

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

    Dive into breakout sessions, discussing firsthand experiences, challenges, and triumphs from testing your guidelines. With live expertise, refine and optimize your AI guidelines, ensuring they are primed for real-world challenges. Lastly, plan the next steps for implementation.

  • Effort required outside of class

    Approximately 1-2 hours per week

    Commitments outside of specific time slots include meetings with stakeholders in your setting and drafting an AI guidelines document. You receive all the instructions and templates needed to be successful.

Free resource

Leveling-Up Your AI Discussions: A Guide for Educators

Download your copy of "Developing Our Shared Compass: A Guide for Conversations on AI and Values."

If you're an educator facing reluctance to discuss AI, or not sure how to start the conversation, this guide equips you to turn resistance into readiness.

With 5 sample questions, 3 interactive activities, 8 talking points, and 4 strategies, you'll facilitate the conversations needed to develop ethical, human-centered AI guidelines tailored to your school.

Get a framework now to lead constructive AI dialogues that shape the future of your school.

Download the free guide

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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