Living On The Edge of Chaos

166: Peter Pappas And How AI Is Challenging Educators To Rethink Practices Of Teaching And Learning

Episode Summary

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Peter Pappas. Peter is a University of Portland-based educator, writer and instructional designer exploring frontiers of teaching, jazz, Macs, film, great books, and garlic. Here is more information about Peter from his website Currently I help foster the next generation of teachers as adjunct faculty at University of Portland. I teach MAT and undergrad social studies methods at Ed Methods and undergraduate educational technology at EdTechMethods. I am proud of my 50-year career in education. Especially the many years I spent as a teacher. For over 20 years, I have worked with school districts, leading educational organizations and companies to improve the quality of teaching and learning. I provide training and consulting services across the United States and internationally. Here’s a link to my project showcase. In 2005, I retired from East Irondequoit Central Schools where I served as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. Previously I was the K-12 Director of Social Studies at Pittsford Central Schools, where I also taught high school social studies for 25 years. I also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Alaska Southeast. My 2016 UAS students and I blog about teaching and learning at UASMAT.

Episode Notes


  1. Note to listener: we recorded this episode mid February of 2023 prior to all the updates with ChatGPT 4 and more. Just providing context
  2. Who is Peter Pappas?
  3. Setting the stage with his teaching style and how it came to be by thinking about how to teach like an art teacher
  4. How has Peter navigated AI in the landscape of education?
  5. How is Peter trying to process AI in his teaching and learning in his practice with concepts like his AI toolkit and more?
  6. How do we manage currently being behind in media and digital literacy skills with the addition of AI skills?
  7. Exploring the hot topic of AI and cheating
  8. What can teachers do with AI?


Share ideas you gathered from the conversation with us on the socials.

What resonated with you?


Just a few of my favorite ideas from the conversation!