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AI and Digital Literacy 2024

Toward an Inclusive and Empowering Teaching Practice

The AI and Digital Literacy: Toward an Inclusive and Empowering Teaching Practice (AIDL 2024) Institute will explore how to teach writing, research, and critical inquiry in the face of developing generative AI technology. Designed for secondary school, community college, and college humanities educators in the Kansas City metropolitan area, this program will put teachers in conversation with top scholars who work on AI and digital literacy. The institute offers educators resources to navigate the pedagogical and ethical challenges and opportunities posed by AI in the classroom, as well as providing opportunities to gain experience with tools and to design and/or redesign assignments and classroom exercises.

This institute has been developed by KU Department of English professors Katie Conrad and Sean Kamperman in partnership with the National Humanities Center and the Hall Center for the Humanities. It has been made possible with generous support from the Hall Family Foundation and the William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee. Featured scholars include James Basham (KU, Special Education), Antonio Byrd (UMKC, Humanities & Social Science), Jane Rosenzweig (Harvard, Writing Center), and Aarthi Vadde (Duke, English).

Applications are open until Friday, April 19

Applicant priority will be given to ensure a diversity of schools, institutional types, and educational levels are represented. Particularly of interest are teachers who show evidence of leadership, a commitment to engaged teaching practices, and a willingness to promote digital literacy not only in the classroom but with colleagues. Successful applicants will receive a stipend.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 19. The institute will be held at the Hall Center for the Humanities (map) on the KU Lawrence campus from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7.

Questions about AIDL? Contact Katie Conrad ( or Sean Kamperman (




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  • Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend Hall Center sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any of our events, please contact Program Coordinator Eliott Reeder at