253. Navigating the Future of Education with A.I.: Featuring Sarah Thomas

Aspire to Lead, Sarah Thomas, Joshua Stamper, EduMatch, AI in Education

In this captivating episode of Aspire to Lead, Sarah Thomas dives into the transformative world of education and how Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is changing the landscape of instructional strategies. 

Episode Highlights:

  • The Promise of A.I. in Education: Sarah Thomas illuminates the potential of A.I. in revolutionizing education. She explains how personalized learning, data-driven insights, and adaptive curricula are enhancing the learning experience.
  • Empowering Educators: The conversation shifts to how A.I. empowers educators to better cater to individual students’ needs. Sarah shares real-life examples of how A.I. tools are supporting teachers in fostering student growth.
  • Ethical Considerations: As A.I. becomes more prevalent in education, ethical questions arise. Joshua and Sarah engage in a thoughtful discussion about ensuring equity, privacy, and human connection in this tech-driven era.
  • Preparing Future Leaders: Sarah delves into the skills and mindsets that educators need to cultivate to thrive in a world increasingly shaped by technology.
  • Balancing Tradition and Innovation: Joshua and Sarah explore the delicate balance between preserving educational values and embracing the innovation that A.I. offers.
  • Advice for Aspiring Leaders: Sarah imparts practical advice for educators aspiring to become leaders in navigating the A.I.-powered educational landscape.

About Sarah Thomas:

Sarah Thomas is the Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince Georges County, MD, and Affiliate Faculty at Loyola University.

Sarah is extremely passionate about helping educators connect globally.  This is the rationale behind the EduMatch project, which she founded in September 2014.  The project belongs to all EduMatchers, and together they have grown it to include Professional Development, Courses, publishing, Voxer, guest blogging, and a weekly Twitter chat/podcast.

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About the author, Joshua

Joshua Stamper is the Training and Development Specialist for the Teach Better Team and manages the Teach Better Podcast Network. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a middle school Administrator, classroom art educator, and athletic coach.

In addition to being on the Teach Better Team, Joshua is the author of Aspire to Lead, podcaster, leadership coach, and education presenter.