Developing a Designer's Mindset From a Distance
Discover what design thinking & the d.School's design abilities can look like in a distance learning format. In this session, participants will engage in hands-on investigations, creativity sprints & elements of design thinking, and learn how to reimagine distance/blended learning lessons to engage students in more creative, authentic work.
Creativity or maker sprint (10 min.)
Introduce/review the design thinking process & the Stanford d.school’s Design Abilities (5 min.)
Design is a mindset not a set of step-by-step directions & examples of actual distance learning design work (10 min.)
Mini empathy or maker challenge (10 min.)
Collaborative planning time for participants (10 min.)
Q & A/wrap up (5 min.)
|Topic:||Creative Learning in virtual & blended|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Google account helpful for accessing collaborative Google tools.
Paper and/or sticky notes, writing and/or drawing materials helpful for creativity & maker sprints.
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Standards addressed||Standard 4: innovative designer The session will look at ways that we can still encourage innovation and design thinking in our students in a distance learning format. Classroom examples will demonstrate how educators can integrate opportunities for empathy work, authentic problem-solving and prototyping into their distance model or blended learning plans.|
Amanda Haughs is an educator and learning designer at the Campbell School of Innovation. She’s passionate about computer science education, making and design thinking in elementary classrooms to develop students’ creativity, divergent thinking, inquiry and problem-solving skills. As a 2015 PBS Digital Innovator, 2016 Silicon Valley CUE Outstanding Educator, Google Certified Educator, Apple Teacher, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, she leverages technology and problem-based design in the classroom to personalize learning and engage students in more authentic and meaningful work.