Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


Empowering Students with AI 2.0: Advanced Tools, Techniques, and Transforming Teaching with Arpan Chokshi

In-Person and Virtual Attendance

August 1st, 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
NIU Naperville



In-person Registration Includes Breakfast and Parking

Each Event Runs 9:00 am-12:00 pm(3 PD Hours)



Since November 2022, educators have been exploring how ChatGPT can help write test questions, improve their emails, modify texts, and, yes, the various ways students will misuse it. Consequently, professional development for teachers has focused on how to leverage AI for curriculum development and methods for preventing student use. As educators have become more comfortable with its growing capabilities, schools have begun to consider the critical role it will play in how students learn and work. In this workshop, you will gain ready-to-use activities and strategies to teach students effective use of AI. We will also explore the latest AI tools for research, multimedia generation, and writing, along with sophisticated use of prompts to help students thrive in an AI-infused world.



Who Should Attend? 

Teachers, Librarians, Administrators, Tech Directors, Instructional Coaches and Support Staff



Professional Learning Outcomes: 


  • Explore new, specialized generative AI tools for text, image, and video creation.


  • Create lessons incorporating age-appropriate student use of AI for research, preparing for assessments, writing, authentic projects, and more.


  • Use sophisticated prompt engineering for brainstorming ideas, role-playing, self-evaluating written work, etc.


  • Practice methods for students to verify the accuracy of AI-generated information.

Arpan Chokshi is a National Board Certified Teacher and instructional coach at Hinsdale Township District 86. Arpan earned a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Education Technology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned a second Masters in Teaching & Learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is nationally recognized for his writing and workshops on AI in schools. Arpan also trains teachers on implementing blended, self-paced, and mastery-based learning as an Expert Mentor for the Modern Classroom Project. In his role as an instructional coach and equity coach, he partners with teachers to improve academic outcomes for all learners and provides concrete strategies for creating truly inclusive school communities. As his District’s Mentor Coordinator, Arpan coaches teachers on how to build strong relationships with students & families, prepare culturally relevant curricula, and increase classroom engagement. Read what other educators have said about Arpan's workshops.



Conference Fees

ILASCD Member $150

Non-Member $199

Non-Member for 2 People Each $189

Non-Member for 3 People Each $179

(Call 618-203-3933 for larger team discounts of five or more people)


How to Register

  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org
  • Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and use your Visa,
    MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

  • Mail: Send the completed form with a check or copy of the P.O. to IL ASCD Chokshi— Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

  • Fax: Fax the completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of your school P.O.  





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