About this episode

For some leaders and educators, AI is exciting and full of potential. For others, it’s scary and intimidating. This being the case, the best strategy is to tap the wisdom of someone like Pat Yongpradit, the Chief Academic Officer for Code.org and leader of TeachAI. Listeners of Leader Chat will appreciate his candor and balanced perspective. AI resources and influence will only continue to grow, so learning from experts like Pat is extremely valuable.

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Pat Yongpradit is the Chief Academic Officer for Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to promoting computer science education, and leader of TeachAI, an initiative to guide education leaders and policymakers in transforming education in an age of AI. As an international voice on computer science education, Pat has influenced each stage of the education system, from policy to practice, in the legislature, and in the classroom. During his career as a computer science teacher, he inspired students to create games and apps for social causes and broadened participation among underrepresented groups. He led the development of the K-12 Computer Science Framework, was featured in the book, “American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom”, was recognized as a Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Educator, and has been certified in biology, physics, math, health, and technology education. Although Pat currently spends more time focused on computer science and artificial intelligence from a global perspective, he still finds ways to sneak into the classroom.

About Jeff Rose, Vice President of Leadership Development at Cognia
Forward-thinking executive leader with over 20 years of education experience (3X Superintendent, Curriculum Director, Principal, & Classroom Teacher), primed to support leaders in their pursuit of solving the most complicated educational problems of practice.