Pre- and In-service Teacher and Administrator AI Survey
Amidst the growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT, it is essential to understand how P-12 and post-secondary students, teachers, and school administrators perceive and utilize these technologies (ISTE, 2023). A July 2023 survey indicated that a majority of students, parents, and teachers viewed AI tools favorably (Impact Research, 2023b). However, the specific ways in which students engage with AI tools and their perceptions remain underexplored.
To address this gap, Saginaw Valley State University has developed surveys to collect undergraduate pre-service teachers, graduate in-service teachers, and school administrators’ perceptions and experiences with AI tools. The surveys were modeled after and will be compared to a similar survey of students in grades 10 through 12 (Schiel, Bobek, & Schnieders, 2023). The surveys delve into various aspects of AI in education, including usage patterns, the impact of AI tools on creativity and academic performance, and attitudes toward their integration into the school environment. By gathering insights directly from educator preparation program (EPP) students, we aim to better support their educational journey and inform educational practices.
Your Participation Matters
Encouraging your students’ participation in our survey is invaluable in shaping our understanding of AI’s role in education. By asking graduate and undergraduate EPP students to share their experiences and perspectives, you contribute to a deeper understanding of how AI tools impact teaching and learning. These insights will not only inform educators and researchers but will also help us unlock the full potential of AI in shaping the future of learning.
Take Action Today
Encourage students within your EPP to participate in our anonymous survey by sharing the following links:
If you would like to receive the data from both surveys, please click on this link to provide your contact information. We appreciate your partnership as we navigate the evolving landscape of education.
Impact Research. (2023a). Teachers and students embrace ChatGPT for education.
ISTE. (2023). Bringing AI to school: Tips for school leaders. https://cdn.iste.org/www-root/2023-07/Bringing_AI_to_School-2023_07.pdf
Schiel, J., Bobek, B.L., & Schnieders, J.Z. (2023). High School Students’ Use and Impressions of AI Tools. ACT Research. https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/secured/documents/High-School-Students-Use-and-Impressions-of-AI-Tools-Accessible.pdf