In this 1.5 day workshop, taught by Katie Krummeck, Educational Designer, learn how to leverage design thinking to create engaging, student-centered, real world problem-solving exercises that support the development of creative confidence in students while preparing them to be effective leaders in the new economy and changemakers in an increasingly complex world.
Design thinking, a recognized approach to creating thoughtful experiences and systems, is a core practice of some of the most innovative companies and institutions in the world. The foundation of design thinking is a first-hand understanding of the human needs and behaviors in the system you are designing, followed by decision-making that is based in that understanding. It relies heavily on collaboration from a team of designers, participation from potential end users and stakeholders, a willingness to learn your way to the right solution, and a bias toward action over planning.
Design thinking methodologies have gained increasing traction in the K12 education space in recent years. Educators are using the process as a pedagogical framework for real world, project-based learning that supports positive risk-taking, feedback-driven cycles of iteration, a process of research that serves a larger purpose as well as the development of collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills.
When: November 15, 8am-4pm and November 16 9am-noon. Follow up session via Zoom (digital platform) Dec 4, 6-8pm central time
Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 75244
Our pricing strategies are built on a belief that teacher-leaders working alone are less impactful than a team working together. Therefore, we have incentivized teams to come together to leverage their learning and transform their schools.