Education Uplift

Education Uplift October
AI in the Classroom 

to explore the exciting world of artificial intelligence (AI). Whether you’re tech-savvy or a self-proclaimed “technophobe,” this presentation will make generative AI not only accessible but also relevant to your work and context.

We are in the Age of AI, these tools are no longer confined to the realms of science and business; ready or not, they are making their way into spiritual communities and classrooms. This “unplugging” is meant to inform you of what is happening in the AI space and spark your curiosity. You will leave with some next steps to using tools that can enhance your work, create more work-life balance, and open new avenues for connection and growth.

  • Understanding AI: What is AI, and how does it work? We’ll break it down into easy-to-understand terms.
  • Ethical Considerations: How can AI be used responsibly in spiritual communities and classrooms? We’ll discuss the ethical considerations, ensuring alignment with spiritual values.
  • AI Tools Explained: ChatGPT? Bard? Claude? We’ll introduce you to some of the available tools, explain what they are, and guide you on getting started.
  • Practical Applications: Witness live demonstrations and explore practical applications of AI that can enrich your spiritual leadership.

Be empowered to embrace AI as a valuable tool in your spiritual journey. This workshop is more than an introduction; it’s an invitation to innovate and inspire.

Presenter: Rev. Alan Vukas

About Rev. AlanVukas

Rev. Alan Vukas has served as the Senior Minister of the Concordia Center for Spiritual Living in Rhode Island since 2019. He discovered the Science of Mind where he grew up in Florida, where he subsequently founded the Center for Spiritual Living Tampa Bay in 2010.  

His work with the Centers for Spiritual Living includes contributions to the 2023 Global Themes Team, and he currently serves as the chair of the CSL Visioning Team.  

Rev. Alan is a “software developer turned minister,” and his ministry is enriched by a passion for innovative software applications. He seeks to bridge the spiritual and the technological, a pursuit that has taken on new dimensions since the release of Generative AI and us entering the Age of AI. 

He has immersed himself in Generative AI’s potential as a tool to connect these domains. Drawing on his days of tech support and training, he enjoys helping other spiritual leaders explore AI tools. His goal is to enhance one’s work in ministry while improving work-life harmony. 

November 1

Education Uplift workshops run on the first Wednesdays of the month, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MT. It is a free set of classes offered by the Spiritual Development Education Department to assist teachers of Science of Mind certificated education. Each program is developed to highlight new education features, to improve the enrollment and re-enrollment of students in your community, or to address useful topics for providers of certificated education. To access recordings, log into Our Community, click on the Education Uplift tile, then recordings.