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Design Thinking #FTW!

Location: W183b

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Wednesday, June 27, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: W183b

Anna Adam   Holly Landez   Helen Mowers  
Design can be a powerful tool to foster creativity, empathy, resilience and self-esteem in any grade or content area! Learn how to help students innovate to find solutions. Explore specific tools to facilitate a growth mindset and learn how to incorporate these principles and ideas into makerspaces and project-based learning.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: We will provide URLs to quiz/polling sites that are not required for the session, but would provide for audience engagement.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Project-, problem- and challenge-based learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
  • Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

We will cut through the buzzwords and not only explain the design process in easy to understand terms, but also share specific examples of how design thinking can be used across grade levels and content areas. In this interactive session, participants will:
• understand the principles of design thinking
• experience how to apply design thinking in real-world scenarios
• learn how to use the design process to solve complex problems
• review examples of how to implement design thinking as an instructional strategy


Welcome and Introductions (5 min)
Intro to Principles of design thinking (10 min)
Applying design thinking in real-world scenarios - game (25)
Using the design process to solve complex problems - (20)
Reviewing examples of how to implement design thinking as an instructional strategy (25)
Questions and Feedback (5)

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Anna Adam, Killeen Independent School District
Holly Landez, Killeen ISD
Helen Mowers, Killeen ISD

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