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University of Washington releases free AI tool for quicker, better lesson plans

Teachers are spending more than 10 hours per week prepping their lesson plans, cutting into time that could be spent with students. A team at the University of Washington wants to help the educators recoup some of those hours and at the same time produce better lessons.

Over the past two years, the group has developed a product called Colleague that uses AI and chatbots to assist K-12 teachers. It’s now available to them for free.

“We’ve really designed this with and for teachers,” said Min Sun, director of Artificial Intelligence for Education in the UW’s College of Education and leader of the Colleague project.

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