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Wednesday, February 19 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Human-Centered Problem Solving & Design Thinking in Any Classroom

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We don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to start a makerspace or dedicate a special area of our buildings for project-based learning to occur. With an adjustment to how we approach teaching and learning in our pre-existing classrooms, we can transform any space and any subject matter into a purpose-driven problem-solving opportunity for students. This session provides participants the opportunity to apply the principles of design thinking (people-centered, empathy-fueled problem solving) to transform both their classrooms and their teaching strategies. Participants will experience a mix of high, low, and no-tech approaches to making meaningful solutions through the design process. After experiencing a design thinking “flashlab” first hand, participants will uncover changes they would like to make to their learning environments and their pedagogy, identify needs of their students/users, experiment with possible solutions, and produce working prototypes, worthy of implementation in your impact areas. Along the way, participants will explore how we might integrate a design thinking approach into any educational domain, whether in the classroom, the administrator, or the community. Participants are encouraged to bring phones, cameras, laptops, tablets, and a growth mindset.

Here are the SLIDES!   Right here! 

And here's a link to the Success & Innovation Center Facebook page!  

And here's a link to INTENTION: Critical Creativity in the Classroom 

And more links to the #SICMBC and how we do what we do:

Dan Gets a Big Award (Yay!) Here 

And talked about Here

And here 

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Dan Ryder

Director, Success & Innovation Center, Mt. Blue High School
Success & Innovation Center, Director. #SICMBCIdea wrangler, design thinker, improviser, author, and award winning educator.Apple Distinguished educator.NEA Foundation’s 2018 Horace Mann Award for Teaching ExcellenceCo-Author, INTENTION: Critical Creativity in the Classroom (Blend... Read More →

Wednesday February 19, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am PST
Mt. Adams