Louie Montoya, Stanford d.school
A self-proclaimed deeper learning education nerd, Louie Montoya joined the Stanford University d.school in 2018 to work with educators on learning and implementing design in the classroom. Today, he leads the Deeper Learning Puzzle Bus, a K12Lab mobile experiment designed to look at how escape rooms can change the way educators think about measurement and assessment, as well as bring more delight into the classroom. A first-generation Mexican-American raised across the western hemisphere, Montoya developed an interest in other cultures that anchors his work on behalf of equitable practices in the design process. As an experience designer at the Business Innovation Factory in Rhode Island, Montoya co-designed and ran the Teachers for Equity Fellowship that worked with educators across the U.S. to address issues of racial inequity in their schools and classrooms. As a member of the Deeper Learning Network, Montoya focuses on building capacity around skills such as collaboration, communication and critical thinking with students. Illustrator by day, cook by night, Montoya is still working on perfecting his storytelling skills.
Sessions:Futures & Design: New Literacies for K12 Educators