George School is excited to announce that Ralph Lelii, International Baccalaureate (IB) program director, has been selected to present at this year’s IB Global Conference in San Diego, California. The conference welcomes educators, including heads of schools, coordinators, teachers, and district and school board officials, from more than one hundred countries, with a goal of promoting best practices in the Americas region.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Shaping the Future’ and provides the ideal opportunity to meet and collaborate with IB educators from North, Central, and South America, as well as from all over the world. Ralph’s presentation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the IB Ideal of a Humane Education, focuses on what AI means for education.
“First, I will give an overview of AI and the use of ontologies and algorithms,” says Ralph. “These ontologies are essentially collections of millions of if/then claims which are gathered and converted into algorithms which machines can use to learn about the environment. My major purpose, however, is to discuss what it means to the future of education.”
Ralph’s presentation marks the first time in George School history that a faculty member will be a featured speaker at this event. “It is an honor to represent George School in an international forum. It is another opportunity to showcase how Friends education and the IB philosophy are deeply intertwined,” he said.
The IB Global Conference takes place July 26–29, 2018. Learn more here.