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Pandemic Problem-Solving: Solving Problems Upstream

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Dr. Nan Williams  

We are all overwhelmed with problems that are entering our lives. If we are looking upstream, we are able to solve the problems before they become an issue. Take a deep dive into how to identify the problems upstream, rather than downstream, and change the way problems enter your life.

Audience: Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants need a Google account to access the materials.
Topic: Leadership
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Evaluate progress on the strategic plan, make course corrections, measure impact and scale effective approaches for using technology to transform learning.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to gather input on the plan, celebrate successes and engage in a continuous improvement cycle.
  • Share lessons learned, best practices, challenges and the impact of learning with technology with other education leaders who want to learn from this work.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Identify a current or potential future problem in their context
Use a series of steps/processed to view the problem by looking from the outside in
(based upon Dan Heath's Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before they Happen
Discover the root of the problem
Create a series of action steps to resolve the problem


Overview (5 min)
Identify a problem using Pear Deck Interactive (type in your problem) 2 min
Root of the problem content (5 min)
Identify the root of the problem using Pear Deck(2 min)
Creating the solution content (5 min)
Sharing 1 lesson learned today (answer garden or siimilar) (3 min)
Q&A (5)

Supporting research

This session is based upon Dan Heath's Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen

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