School Leader AI Bootcamp


(5 ratings)


3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Weave professional learning into your busy schedule. Lead innovation while maintaining your current responsibilities.

Worked with

Stanford University
21st Century Learning
Department of State
Cognita Schools

Course overview

A course for school leaders to become effective users and leaders of AI.

Learn to incorporate AI to amplify learning while mitigating risks. We'll explore the promise and pitfalls of implementing AI effectively in school settings.

This course delivers strategies that work now. Gain confidence in key leadership skills from experts walking the walk.

Ask questions and get tailored answers, receive insider insights from the instructor and a professional cohort.

Who is this course for?


You're a district leader who has heard about generative Al and wants to ensure it's used ethically and effectively.


You're an educator who wants professional learning that fits in your schedule, enhancing skills without neglecting current responsibilities.


You're an instructional leader wanting practical examples of AI-driven practices that stimulate deeper learning and critical thinking.


You're a school leader aspiring to lead proactive, informed discussions about the place of Al in schools.

What you’ll get out of this course

Confidence in Understanding and Applying AI in Education
  • Gain a solid foundation in generative AI concepts and terminology.
  • Develop the ability to critically evaluate generative AI tools for your school or school district.
Hands-On Experience with AI Tools and Applications
  • Engage in practical exercises using AI tools to solve real-world instructional leadership problems.
  • Analyze and learn from case studies where AI has been successfully implemented in other school districts.
Expertise in How to Apply an Ethical AI Integration Framework
  • Learn to apply an Ethical AI Integration Framework in your school district, ensuring responsible and ethical AI deployment.
  • Develop strategies for assessing and mitigating risks associated with AI technologies in education.
Models for Instructional Leadership Where Students Engage in Deeper Learning, Not Artificial Assistance.
  • Learn strategies to foster an AI-ready culture in your school district that keeps the science of learning at the forefront.

This course includes

Interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

17 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

2 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.


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Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Mar 4—Mar 10

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Generative AI Simplified: A Leader's Guide

    • Generative AI Policies and Guidelines: What's My Focus?

    • Materials for Cohort Meeting 1

  • Week 2

    Mar 11—Mar 17

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Integrating Generative AI Into My Work

    • Planning for Generative AI Implementation

  • Week 3

    Mar 18—Mar 22

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Generative AI and Instructional Leadership

What people are saying

        This promises to be an extremely valuable experience. Professor John Nash is a skilled explainer and guide.
Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert

Founder and Principal at Gilbert + Chittenden
        John Nash has the right idea - bring top educational system leaders together to understand, design for, and ethically implement Al in schools. If I were still a superintendent, I would definitely want to learn from John's great work.
Paul Turnbull, Ph.D.

Paul Turnbull, Ph.D.

CEO, Mid Pacific Institute
        Dr. Nash's bootcamp would be a great start to the year for any educator and leader! Al should be on every leader's mind -- how to use it ethically and effectively!
Claire Jenkins Porter

Claire Jenkins Porter

Deputy Director, CSUSA NC Compliance & School Support

Meet your instructor

John Nash

John Nash

Leadership professor & advisor on Al 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 Al thanks to reporting on his own use of Al 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 lowa 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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Course schedule

3-5 hours per week
  • Live Sessions on Wednesdays

    4:30pm - 5:30pm EST

    The class of January 2024 will be offered live cohort sessions on

    • Wednesday, January 31
    • Wednesday, February 7
    • Wednesday, February 14
  • Weekly projects

    1 hour per week

    Applied, job-embedded projects take about an hour a week and are designed to be fun and enlightening.

Free resource

How to Talk About Generative AI in Your School

Download your free copy of "How to Talk about Generative AI in Your School."

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

With 7 discussion prompts, 3 interactive activities, and 7 key talking points, you'll feel confident facilitating conversations needed to develop ethical, human-centered Al use in your school.

Get a framework now to hold constructive conversations about generative AI that can 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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