AI is all over the news headlines, but it’s not all over K-12 curriculca, at least not yet. A lot of high schools still struggle to offer basic computer science courses, much less anything in the machine learning space. There are exception, however, and here’s a closer look at it.
One of a handful of exceptions: Whitney High School in Cerrittos, Calif., part of Los Angeles County, which for the first-time last school year offered a course titled “Computer Programming for Solving Applied Problems Using Artificial Intelligence Honors.” The teacher, Matt Johnson, presented at the International Society for Technology in Education’s conference here. (Other districts, though, are experimenting with teaching AI, including this one.)