At the beginning of 2024, the SABES English Language Arts (ELA) PD Center partnered with colleagues at World Education to host our first iteration of CampGPT for ELA. This professional development series allowed participants to explore how generative artificial intelligence, or GenAI-enabled tools, could support their teaching and students’ learning. In addition to learning to teach with AI, campers completed activities to set them on a path of teaching for AI or integrating AI literacy into their instruction. To support ELA instructors in getting started, we’ve curated a list of teaching resources, including lesson and unit plans. This is not a comprehensive list, but it is a great place to start. Please note that to access many of the resources listed below, you will need to create a free account.

Screenshot of the Open Prompt Book cover.Open Prompt Book (Adult Educators)

The EdTech Center at World Education piloted CampGPT during the summer of 2023. By the end of the three-part workshop, educators had experimented and explored the possibilities of GenAI-enabled tools within teaching and learning. This Open Prompt Book is a collection of prompts used by these educators and tips to support you in effectively using GenAI. While there are some ELA examples, there are also examples that span other subjects in adult education. Learn more and access the Open Prompt Book here.

Two puzzle pieces from the AI Snapshots resource.AI Snapshots (Grades 7–12) *A free account is needed.

aiEDU has created a slide deck with 180 classroom warm-ups that help learners think critically about AI. These activities take about 5 minutes to complete, and some require use of the internet. Suggested activities for the AI Snapshots include journal entries, think-pair-shares, and discussion boards. Each prompt has a slide that provides examples of what the students may have thought of when answering the prompt to guide discussion and stimulate further reflection. They are for ✍🏻English, 🔬science, 🔢math, and 📚social studies. You can download the resource and learn more through this link

AI Blueprint Bill of Rights curriculum image. AI Blueprint Bill of Rights (Grades 3–5) *A free account is needed.

DayofAI has created a unit for students, which can be adapted for adult learners, to reflect on the Bill of Rights and how AI might affect their rights. Learners engage with primary sources, such as the Bill of Rights, to explore how rights have evolved. The lessons encourage learners to reflect on how the introduction of AI might impact human rights. To learn more and access the unit, please click here.

Image of brain with neural networks.Artificial Intelligence: Is It Plagiarism? (Grades 9–12) *A free account is needed.

School leaders and educators are grappling with the question of whether or not AI is considered plagiarism. Common Sense Education has developed a lesson for teachers to engage students in a conversation about this topic. Learners are introduced to AI and its capabilities and then participate in a debate about whether or not students should be able to use AI tools on writing assignments. Throughout the lesson, students engage in reading, writing, and debating. This serves as a great starting point for collaborating with students to develop classroom policies around the use of AI. Access the lesson through this link.

Learner using a computer with a robot on the screen.What Is AI? (Grades 6–12) *A free account is needed.

A basic understanding of artificial intelligence is crucial to using it responsibly. Common Sense Education has made a 15-minute lesson to acquaint learners with AI. After watching an introductory video and answering questions, students will take a position on whether they believe generative AI will be more “helpful or more harmful to society” (slide 11, What Is AI?, Common Sense Education) and support their position. This final activity can be adapted to a writing exercise or having students engage in a live debate. To access this lesson, click here

Please reach out to Zoe Reinecke at if you have any questions or suggestions for resources to be added to this list. 

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