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  10. CIDDL ChatGPT: Solving Multiple Choice Questions
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  35. CIDDL Talks How AI Will Change Special Education at TED
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  47. CIDDList: Exploring GPTs Available with ChatGPT Plus
  48. Prompt Engineering for Teachers Using Generative AI: Brainstorming Activities and Resources
  49. Understanding the AI in Your Classroom
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CIDDList: Exploring GPTs Available with ChatGPT Plus

Authors: Samantha Goldman and Teddy Kim; info@ciddl.org

The premium version of ChatGPT offers users additional features that further support special education teachers and students. OpenAI offers GPTs within the system trained on specific content knowledge that can be used within a closed-loop organization or shared openly. These GPTs can be found through the ChatGPT interface on the left-hand side, where it says “Explore GPTs” or There’s an AI for That. Users should continue to be cautious when uploading data and avoid using identifiable and unredacted information.

5 GPTs Special Education Faculty Should Explore

  • IEP Goal Helper: Creating measurable, standards-based IEP goals that meet students’ individual needs is hard, especially for new teachers. IEP Goal Helper supports special education teachers by offering IEP goals for specific areas of need, refining goals, and providing goal templates. 
  • TeacherBot: This GPT may be your new BFF. It does EVERYTHING, from creating lessons to classroom decorations to grading assignments. Here’s an example of a welcome sign it made. As we know, ChatGPT makes mistakes, which are evident in this adorable sign. I had to ask twice, but eventually, ChatGPT complied and fixed the spelling (though the design did change).

  • Story Builder for Teachers: This tool is so cool! To use this GPT, teachers input a student’s reading level and information about the story (theme, setting, characters, elements, etc.), and the GPT takes it from there. It creates a story outline, pictures, comprehension questions, and even a page-by-page breakdown of sentences for the book. Once the story is complete, the GPT will also create comprehension questions. 
  • Task Analysis Helper: This GPT creates task analyses for any task. Special education teachers often need to break down tasks related to life and academic skills. That’s exactly what this GPT does! Teachers can provide the skill and context (age, specific needs, current level with the skill, etc.), and the GPT creates the task analysis. From there, the steps can be refined and adjusted by providing the GPT with more guidance—a great tool for new and seasoned special education teachers. 
  • Teaching Assistant: This GPT is designed to support paraprofessionals in their roles. It can help support student learning needs, collaborate with teachers, share best practices and strategies, help with collaboration with teachers, and provide resources on educational concepts.

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These are just a sprinkling of the offerings of GPTs dedicated to supporting special education teachers, paraprofessionals, personnel, families, and students. The list continues to grow, and their skills continue to improve. Which GPTs have you tried? We can’t wait to hear about them! Tell us about them in our community!