AI Literacy for the K-12 Classroom

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Learn how to develop AI knowledge & skills in your classroom

The world is changing. With the acceleration of technology -- particularly artificial intelligence (AI) -- school-aged kids of today face different challenges and opportunities than previous generations.

Teachers and schools are uniquely positioned to help students minimize the pitfalls and maximize the positive benefits of this technology, both now and in the future.

Program Details

What's included?

In addition to learning kits, teachers may also engage in PD sessions, coaching sessions, classroom visits, guest speakers and field trip opportunities.

What programming is currently available?

Our high school program is available to successful applicants. Those interested in other grade levels can use the application form to get notified when other programs publicly launch.

What is the cost to participate?

Amii offers K-12 Literacy programming free of charge. Teachers will be asked to participate in program-related surveys, check-ins, and evaluation processes as part of the program.

Benefits include:

  • Expert Resources

    Expert Resources

    Access AI expertise through learning kits, coaching sessions, classroom visits, guest speakers, and field trip opportunities.

  • Curriculum Connections

    Curriculum Connections

    Resources align with Alberta's Program of Studies and Student Competencies, allowing easy integration into the classroom.

  • Hands-On Learning

    Hands-On Learning

    Your students can get exclusive access to work-based learning experiences, gaining hands-on experience in AI and making connections with industry professionals.

  • Career Readiness

    Career Readiness

    Provide your students with in-demand skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workforce.

  • Community Engagement

    Community Engagement

    Plug into our thriving AI community and build support amongst your own community members; partnering with Amii demonstrates your commitment to students' future success.

What's in a learning kit?

Learning kits explore four topics:

  1. Harnessing the Potential of ChatGPT covers Large Language Models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT, and helps students utilize LLMs responsibly
  2. AI in the Real World focuses on the societal impacts of AI, encouraging students to think critically – not only about AI, but technology more generally
  3. Careers Reimagined looks at AI's profound impact on diverse industries and the career pathways it opens up
  4. Computer Science in the Age of AI works to develop AI competency in the Computer Science Program of Studies through project work and learning activities

Each learning kit includes resources for teachers to readily use in their multidisciplinary classrooms, including:

  • Teacher handbook & introductions
  • Sample lesson plans
  • Slide decks
  • Learning tasks
  • Assessments
  • Videos
  • Discussion prompts

"This will obviously be an emerging technology that continues to grow so for our kids, who are keen on being involved in that, we need to give them the skill sets they need."

Sean Bradley - McNally High School teacher & program participant

Access the K-12 Program


Hi, I’m Jill Kowalchuk, K-12 Education Advisor at Amii. If you have any questions about our K-12 literacy programming, please email me, at

Please indicate in your email that you are asking about AI for the K-12 Classroom and include the school board you're associated with and the grade level(s) you teach.

Jill Kowalchuk

About Amii

Amii (Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) is one of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. An Alberta-based non-profit, Amii is leading the way in shaping a positive AI future — for good and for all.

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