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Fri 22 Mar 2024 11:10 - 11:35 at Meeting Rooms B110-112 - K-12: AI, NLP, and Data Literacy

With the increasing prevalence of large language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT, there is a growing need to integrate natural language processing (NLP) into K-12 education to better prepare young learners for the future AI landscape. NLP, a sub-field of AI that serves as the foundation of LLMs and many advanced AI applications, holds the potential to enrich learning in core subjects in K-12 classrooms. In this experience report, we present our efforts to integrate NLP into science classrooms with 98 middle school students across two US states, aiming to increase students’ exposure and engagement with NLP models through textual data analyses and visualizations. We designed learning activities, developed an NLP-based interactive visualization platform, and facilitated classroom learning in close collaboration with middle school science teachers. This experience report aims to contribute to the growing body of work on integrating NLP into K-12 education by providing insights and practical guidelines for practitioners, researchers, and curriculum designers.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Fri 22 Mar

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10:45 - 12:00
K-12: AI, NLP, and Data LiteracyPapers at Meeting Rooms B110-112
10:45
25m
Talk
ChemAIstry: A Novel Software Tool for Teaching Model Training in K-8 Education
Papers
Fred Martin University of Texas at San Antonio, Vaishali Mahipal University of Massachusetts Lowell, Garima Jain University of Massachusetts Lowell, Srija Ghosh University of Massachusetts Lowell, Ismaila Temitayo Sanusi University of Eastern Finland
11:10
25m
Talk
Integrating Natural Language Processing in Middle School Science Classrooms: An Experience ReportERT Best Paper
Papers
Gloria Ashiya Katuka University of Florida, Srijita Chakraburty Indiana University, Hyejeong Lee Indiana University, Sunny Dhama University of Florida, Toni Earle-Randell University of Florida, Mehmet Celepkolu University of Florida, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer University of Florida, Krista Glazewski North Carolina State University, Cindy Hmelo-Silver Indiana University, Tom McKlin The Findings Group
11:35
25m
Talk
Empowering Digital Natives: InstaClone - a Novel Approach to Data Literacy Education in the Age of Social Media
Papers
Anna Hartl Technical University of Munich, Elena Starke Technical University of Munich, Angelina Voggenreiter Technical University of Munich, Doris Holzberger Technical University of Munich, Tilman Michaeli TU Munich, Jürgen Pfeffer Technical University of Munich