AI for Kids (AI4K)

AI for Kids is a programme to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) to primary 4-6 school children through a blended learning approach with online, classroom and hands-on activities. The curriculum is designed by AI Singapore in partnership with NUS High School of Maths and Science. It teaches participants machine learning concepts and how to use popular tools such as Scratch and Microsoft Azure’s Cognitive Services to build basic AI applications.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Upper primary school children (aged 10 to 12 years) in Singapore public schools.

Programme Details

Thank you to all participants and workshop facilitators for making the AI4K June holiday Boot Camps a success.
A special shout-out to Wellington Primary School for organising an extra AI4K Boot Camp in their school on 13 July 2019.

You can read about the workshops here

AI for Kids Programme

AI Singapore is bringing back AI4K for kids.  We will be conducting bootcamps  at national libraries during Dec 2019 – Jan 2020.

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After completing the lesson, you will be able to use online Machine Learning tools such as Azure Cognitive Services to program a simple AI application.

Eligibility Criteria

Registration Process

Schedule

AI4K Certified Instructor Course

AI Singapore invites all SINGAPOREAN who are from the below group, to be upskilled and trained to teach AI for Kids (AI4K);
  1) existing parents in Parent Support Groups in MOE Primary schools;
  2) those who intend to apply as Parent Volunteers to Primary schools;
  3) ICT facilitators, OR
  4) MOE school teachers.

Interested participants will have to obtain AI Singapore’s “Literacy in AI” certificate AND attend AI4K TTT (Train-The-Trainer) Course to become AI4K Certified Instructors.  The certification is valid for two (2) years.

Benefits

  1. Complete AI4K Slides + Lesson Plans
  2. Microsoft Azure accounts for Instructors to be used to run AI4K activities, valid for two (2) years.

Certification Flow

Step 1: Attend AI for Everyone (AI4E)

For the upcoming sessions of AI4E, please click here

If you have attended AI4E previously, you are required to complete the online lessons on AI Makerspace.

Step 2: Complete 'Literacy in AI' course

Create an account and login to AI Makerspace. Under ‘LearnAI’, complete the course ‘Literacy in AI (Parent Volunteer)’ and receive the Literacy in AI certificate.

Step 3: Register and attend TTT workshop

Upon completion of ‘Literacy in AI (Parent Volunteer)’, you will receive an email invitation to register for the TTT workshop. 

*limited slots are available

Step 4. Complete Training

You will need to attend a 3-day Train-the-Trainer session and facilitate 1 AI4K public bootcamp that will be held between Dec 2019 – Jan 2020.

Step 5: Become a AI4K Certified Instructor

After passing the TTT workshop and facilitating 1 public AI4K bootcamp, you will receive “AI4K Certified Instructor” certificate

This certificate is valid for 2 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

About AI4K

What is AI4K?

AI for Kids (AI4K) is a programme to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) to primary 4-6 school children through a blended learning approach with online, classroom and hands-on activities. The curriculum is designed by AI Singapore in partnership with NUS High School of Maths and Science. It teaches participants machine learning concepts and how to use popular tools such as Scratch and Microsoft Azure’s Cognitive Services to build basic AI applications.

Who is AI4K for?

AI4K curriculum is designed for upper primary school children in mind (10-12 years old). Having said that, if your child is interested to learn, there is no restriction to age! Happy Learning!

What is Parent Volunteers Scheme?

If you are a Singapore who is an existing Parent Volunteer in MOE Primary schools, or wish to do Parent Volunteering in the future. AISG offers you a chance to be AI4K Certified Instructors. You need to attend 3h AI for Everyone workshop (FREE) and complete a online AI4E quiz. Afterwhich, you will be awarded “Literacy in AI” cert which allows you to attend a 3-day course (PAYABLE) to become AI4K Certified Instructor.

AI4K Certified Instructors

What is a Certified Instructor?

This is a certification we awarded to Parent Volunteers who has a “Literacy in AI” certification and pass our Train-the-trainer session. As a certified instructor, you will have full access to our AI4K lesson and materials and be equipped to teach AI4K- branded workshop in the primary schools you are volunteering in.

What is Train-the-Trainers (TTT)?

This is a 3-days course conducted by AI Singapore and its AI4K Master Trainers. Trainees will learn AI4K curriculum, able to present and conduct the hands-on activities independently. The trainees will be peer-reviewed and graded by AI Singapore.

What is the duration of the Train-the-Trainers (TTT)?

It will be 3 days long. You are required to attend all 3 days, and pass AISG’s assessment and peer reviews, in order to be certified

Do I need to pay for the TTT?

Yes, the fee is SGD 480 (excluding GST).

Can I use my SkillsFuture credits to apply?

No, currently this scheme is not eligible for the use of SkillsFuture Credits.

I am currently working and I am unable to attend to the TTT workshops. Should I still apply?

In order to qualify as an AI4K Certified Instructor, you are required to attend all TTT workshops. We will be organising other TTT sessions in the future. Please sign up for our mailing list to stay updated.

Eligibility

Who is eligible?

This scheme is current available for Singapore citizen only.

I am not a Singapore citizen, can I apply?

We regretfully inform currently, the Parent Volunteer scheme is available for Singapore citizen only.

Application

What is Parent Volunteers Scheme?

If you are a Singapore who is an existing Parent Volunteer in MOE Primary schools, or wish to do Parent Volunteering in the future. AISG offers you a chance to be AI4K Certified Instructors. You need to attend 3h AI for Everyone workshop (FREE) and complete a online AI4E quiz. Afterwhich, you will be awarded “Literacy in AI” cert which allows you to attend a 3-day course (SGD 480 excluding GST) to become AI4K Certified Instructor.

I am not a parent but would like to volunteer. Should I apply?

This programme is tailored for Singaporean parents who are currently volunteering or wish to participate parent volunteering in the coming years.

Certification

I have attended AI4E previously. Do I need to attend again?

You are not required to attend the face-to-face workshop but you are required to complete the online version of AI4E

If you have attended AI for Everyone (Parent Volunteers Edition) on 26 October 2019, you are not required to attend the workshop or the online module again. 

I am not a parent but would like to volunteer. Should I apply?

This programme is tailored for Singaporean parents who are currently volunteering or wish to participate parent volunteering in the coming years.