Amplifying Impact

Aligning your organization’s purpose with the possibilities of generative AI.

Steamlabs has developed open-source resources and guides for educators who are trying to shift their classroom practice to embrace hands-on, project-based learning.

Amplifying Impact, a collaborative initiative between AI technology and education expert Andy Forest of Steamlabs and systemic team coach Andria Gillis of People Lab, presents a hands-on approach to understanding and harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI). Drawing on our combined expertise in AI technology, education and leadership, we have designed a series of working sessions tailored to address the unique needs of your organization.

The program aims to enhance your strategic use of AI, build proficiency, and provide practical skills to understand, evaluate and even create AI tools that cater to your organization’s specific needs. Our emphasis lies on treating AI as an assistant, a tool designed to augment human capabilities and streamline operations while echoing your core values and mission.

Our program process begins with a scoping and discovery session to align our goals with your organization’s vision. Through our foundational AI education, we delve into the capabilities, limitations, and ethical considerations of AI. We then identify and prioritize use-cases specific to the your organization and conduct interactive sessions, which include creating, testing, and refining AI tools to optimize their effectiveness in these identified areas.


    Andy Forest is a tech entrepreneur, educator, and author specializing in AI. He leads, and AI builds. He creates AI education experiences for global organizations, and speaks on technology and education at events like Mozilla and UNESCO conferences.

  • Andria Gillis is a systemic team coach who is deeply interested in helping organiziations maximize their beneficial impact. She has worked with individuals and organizations across north america to support systemic change.



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At Steamlabs, we are committed to providing accessible AI educational content to help empower people to understand and advocate for ethical AI. We are especially dedicated to helping educators who teach underserved and/ or underrepresented communities (this includes, but is not limited to: Indigenous, black, recent immigrants, low income, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities). 


For these educators, we will be delivering:

  • FREE AI education resources and workshops
  • Private group training sessions for your organization
  • One on one office hours to support your classrooms and students

Interested in be added to our approved AI Teacher Training participants list? …

Resources we can provide educators include but are not limited to:

  • Training on how to use our open-source AI activities
  • Modular slideshows to accompany your lesson plans
  • Consultations on how to implement our AI activities to the subjects you are teaching
  • Discussion prompts to encourage students to explore ethics in AI




We are offering private training sessions to provide focused attention to your organization.

If your organization has 4 or more educators interested in being trained in any of our AI activities, we can schedule a private training session for your needs. Please see our office hours for our contact information to inquire further.


After attending one of our workshops, we can provide you personal support by answering any questions you may have.

Contact our Steamlabs staff during office hours to support & prepare you to use our AI workshops in your class.

Contact information

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST.


We will respond to your email inquiries promptly between the office hours indicated. If needed a zoom meeting can be scheduled for more in-depth inquiries.


Online resources written specifically with teachers in mind. 

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The goal of this teaching kit is to enable anyone to create Internet of Things Robots! Digital literacy is an important topic that everyone should learn. Our world is increasingly build out of devices that are programmed. If you don’t know how to create them, you are stuck only being able to consume other people’s ideas. This kit was made possible through support from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Community Investment Program.   Many teachers feel that they need an extensive programming background to teach programming to kids. There is very little freely available, compelling kids programming curriculum that shows them how to teach this topic. That is why a main target audience of this teaching kit is non-expert teachers. Anyone should will be able to use this teaching kit along with inexpensive hardware to teach kids to make amazing Internet of Things projects!   Even if you already know how to code, teaching programming to others can be daunting. When teaching robotics to kids, we find that one of the biggest challenges is to keep their interest long enough to do something awesome. The electronics, code, and mechanisms necessary to accomplish their ideas can be complex, with a lot needing to be completed before they can see anything working.   So another important target audience for this teaching kit is non-teachers.

STEAMLabs developed the Robotic Power System activity guide to help teachers bring high tech 3D printing, electronics, Arduino robotics coding and web HTML coding into their classrooms.   This activity also covers portions of the Ontario grade 6 science, art and math curriculum.   The activity guide shows how to use these technologies to build a model of Ontario’s power system. It uses live power production data to light up an LED display of 3D printed buildings to show our current power production mix. A web interface teaches visitors more, and lets them choose which day’s power to display, and activate the motors on the power stations.

Maker Ed is a US non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education. We were a part of their working group to develop a Youth Makerspace Playbook. It starts with the maker education philosophy, and goes in to designing places and activities to support this.

On 2 and 3 November 2017, Andy Forest represented Canada and steamlabs at the “International Dialogue on STEM” (IDoS)

This conference brought together over 130 experts from 20 countries. Guided by the key question of the conference – “What skills and abilities do children need for a worthwhile future, and what contribution can we make?” – the participants exchanged views on future-oriented education for children in keynotes, panel discussions, and working groups.