AI Tools for School Leadership

Navigate AI implementation with our set of three comprehensive resources. Use the workbook to understand the nitty-gritties of AI use in education. Test out the 10+ prompts to simplify your most common leadership responsibilities. Develop your vision for AI with our policy guide and checklist.

Cindy Blackburn
3 min read

As school leaders, we’re not just administrators; we’re lead learners. In this age of technology, Artificial Intelligence has generated both excitement and a new set of questions. Our duty is to understand AI, incorporate it into our practices, and navigate the challenges it brings.

The journey begins with us becoming AI-enabled leaders—exploring how it can enhance our practices while recognizing its limitations. AI is here to stay, and preparing future leaders means approaching it strategically and confidently. Through regular use, you can gain a deeper understanding of the strengths and limitations of this emerging technology.

We’ve been working hand-in-hand with AI to build tools and resources that can help both educators and school leaders to level up their practice. Our three leadership-focussed resources will be your thought partners as you navigate AI implementation for yourself and your learning community. 

School Leader’s AI Workbook

Driving Question: Why should I be using AI as  a school leader?

The journey begins with you.  This interactive workbook unpacks your current beliefs and understandings around AI. It guides you through a process of recognizing how and when you might use AI to both save time and level up your practice as a leader. 

We suggest this resource as a starting point for leaders who may feel unsure of where to start with AI. It dives into how AI works, why you should be using it as a school leader, and gives some guidance on how to use AI to complete commonly done leadership tasks. This guide focuses more on the mindset shift and building your sense of intention and confidence around AI use. 

The guide is intentionally designed to be interactive. There is space for personal reflection as well as action tasks you can take to shift your mindset and skill set around AI use. 

40+ ChatGPT Prompts for School Leaders

Driving Question: How can I use AI to complete my administrative tasks?

Now that you’ve recognized how and where you might use AI, you are ready to start practicing with prompt generation. Using data on how administrators spend their time, we have developed a set of tried and tested prompts you can use to get started with ChatGPT. 

There are many resources that outline the theoretical use cases for AI, but less take and use strategies. If you are just starting out, writing prompts can feel daunting. We’ve got you covered! We identified ten common tasks that take up valuable time as a school leader and could be delegated to AI. For each task, we provide a collection of copy and paste prompts you can use to get started.

Practicing with these prompts will further demonstrate the strengths and limitations of AI while building both your confidence and AI literacy. The more you practice, the stronger you will become at recognizing when and how AI can be leveraged in your work.

Developing Your School’s Vision for AI

Driving Question: How do I lead decision-making around AI use in my school?

Beyond your personal use of AI, you are also responsible for setting a strategic vision for your school. While you don’t need to have all the answers, you have to know which questions to ask. This guide offers support on forming your schools vision and policies around safe, ethical, and equitable use of AI. 

There is so much information floating around about AI use that it can feel overwhelming to know where to start. Our goal in creating this guide was to synthesize the current research and best practices into one, easy to navigate guide. 

Whether you are writing your school’s policy, selecting new AI tools, adapting your curriculum to include AI literacy, or pondering academic integrity in your school, this guide is jam packed with the knowledge and take-and-use resources you need to lead with confidence. 

AI is not just a technology trend, it’s a fundamental part of our future. As a school leader, you play a pivotal role in shaping the learning experience for our students. Embracing AI is not just about keeping up; it’s about paving the way for the next generation. 

Navigating this new educational landscape can feel both exciting and overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. We hope these tools will help you to become a confident AI user and leader. 

Cindy Blackburn
Cindy Blackburn
Cindy has a Masters of Education in Teacher Leadership and has worked as an PYP educator and coordinator internationally for the past ten years. She currently works as the Director of learning and engagement at Toddle and specializes in developing resources to support teachers and leaders in honing their practice and understandings, to make the PYP simple, actionable, and above all else, joyous.
Disclaimer : The ideas and resources presented in this blog have been developed independently from and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate (IB)