Make the Future
Summit 2022
Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Leading Learning from the Library using Design Thinking

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 1 of 3, at station "Librarian's Playground Station 2" within the playground "ISTE Librarians Network Playground"; scroll down to see more details.

Other presentations in this group:

Jennifer Casa-Todd  

Design Thinking is a model which can be embraced in person and online. It allows for student choice and voice, and depth of knowledge. A design thinking template (empathize, define, ideate, create, test, and share) will be shared along with examples, student exemplars, and cross-curricular ideas for implementation.

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Coaches
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Project-, problem- & challenge-based learning
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Social studies, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
  • Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
  • Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will come away with the following:
-A template for design thinking (from IDEO)
-Examples and best practice ideas
-Ideas for your own context

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Jennifer Casa-Todd, Cardinal Carter CHS

Jennifer Casa-Todd is wife, mom, a Teacher-Librarian in Ontario Canada, a former Literacy Consultant, a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, and the author of the books, Social LEADia and Raising Digital Leaders, and children’s book Aubrey Bright: Stories that connect us. She is also an ISTE Librarian PLN executive member and GEG Ontario leader. Jennifer received the ISTE Digital Citizenship Network award in 2020. She is passionate about showing teachers and students how they can use technology and social media to make the world a better place.