Developing a Designer’s Mindset — the Design Abilities in Action
Explore and create : Creation lab
Make the shift from design thinking as a set of step-by-step instructions to a mindset. In this interactive session, educators will learn about the design thinking model, the design abilities, and how to engage students in more creative, authentic and empathy-based learning experiences.
|Audience:||Principals/head teachers, Teachers, Coaches|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||A google account is helpful but not required.|
|Topic:||Instructional design & delivery|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Educate others about design thinking, the design abilities and the way the mindsets and abilities encourage empathy and creativity. Demonstrate how design thinking helped our students develop a problem-finding mindset grounded in a desire to improve the world around them. We will also demonstrate how design work improved students' comfort levels with working in ambiguous situations and problems, including generating their own ideas; making, failing, and reiterating; and accepting and using constructive feedback in their work.
Provide concrete examples of standards-aligned design thinking + creation work in our classes (including students's use of technology tools -- including Adobe Spark, greenscreen technology, laser cutting, simple circuits, Scratch, and Raspberry Pi computers-- to prototype and share their learning).
Educators will leave with an understanding of the design thinking process & design abilities
Participants will understand ways of integrating design thinking practices into standards-aligned instruction
Educators will walk away from session with at least one new idea/plan for integrating design thinking or design abilities into a cross-curricular project in their own classrooms
Stoke/Improv (5 min)
Design thinking process & the Stanford d.school’s Design Abilities (10 min.)
Creativity sprint (5 min.)
Examples of design abilities in the classroom (10 min.)
Empathy exercise (20 min.)
Collaborative planning time for participants (25 min.)
Creativity sprint (2 min.)
Q & A/wrap up (10 min.)
Amanda Haughs is an educator and learning designer at the new Campbell School of Innovation in Campbell Union School District (San Jose) in California’s Silicon Valley. Her focus is on engaging all students in meaningful and authentic cross-curricular learning experiences. As a 2015 PBS Lead Digital Innovator, 2016 Silicon Valley CUE Outstanding Educator, Google Certified Educator, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, and Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, she works to develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in students via digital making and computer sciences, design thinking opportunities and multi-disciplinary, project-based instruction.
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