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Kamal Preet  

How do you build efficient and effective student teams that can think critically, brainstorm innovative solutions, solve real-world problems like those addressed by the SDGs and take decisions in a remote learning environment? Discover the universal strategy of how to think – The Six Thinking Hats! Leave with ideas, resources and inspiration.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Science of learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

In the year 2020, as part of the National Minecraft Build Championship, my class of middle schoolers designed a Minecraft city that addressed each of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals going on to win the championship!
So how did I not only introduce students to each Global Goal, but also delved deep enough to develop an innovative solution during remote learning under lockdown?

Through this session, participants will learn how the multi-dimensional strategy of 6 Thinking Hats can be implemented within a classroom to simplify thinking to parallel/lateral thinking, thus maintaining focus on one element/perspective at a time thereby minimising conflict between group-members to promote collaboration & improve efficiency.

This universal strategy can be used both in teams & by individuals to think critically, brainstorm innovative solutions, & solve some of the world’s most complex problems addressed in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.


5 mins: INTRO – 6 Thinking Hats
10 mins: EXAMPLES AND RESOURCE – Work through a problem using the 6 Thinking Hats strategy

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Kamal Preet, Flip

Kamal Preet is a Lifelong learner & a Middle-School Science Educator from Bangalore, India. As a National Geographic Certified Educator, Kamal is passionate about everything STEM, the Global Goals, Gamification & SEL. She leverages her experience as a usability expert, & a classroom-science teacher to develop easy to implement, minimum experience needed solutions that increase student engagement while ensuring mastery of content in a time bound environment.