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Dreaming Big, Starting Small: Making Meaningful Change Toward Equity & Resilience

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Location: Room 345
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Explore and create : Creation lab

Nate Kellogg  
Suzanne Newell  

Learn how to use an inclusive and rapid design process for making targeted improvement in your district. Participants will learn about the open Real-Time Redesign toolkit, explore examples from districts, and plan their own redesign process to make meaningful change toward more equitable and resilient teaching and learning.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: iOS, Android, Windows
Topic: Equity and inclusion
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have access to the technology and connectivity necessary to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities.
Visionary Planner
  • Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to gather input on the plan, celebrate successes and engage in a continuous improvement cycle.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Practical objectives:
Participants will... Surface gnarly problems to be solved in their district/school that would lead to more equitable and resilient teaching and learning; Explore the Real-Time Redesign process that merges design thinking with equity and resiliency, along with examples of districts who have implemented it; Be prepared to create an action plan to inclusively problem solve around identified problems using an inclusive, targeted, rapid cycle design process.
Experiential objectives:
Participants will... Feel connected with and supported by other district and school leaders; Feel that they’re prepared to make progress towards designing more equitable and resilient teaching and learning; Feel excited and supported to use the Real-Time Redesign process in their context.

Outline

0-10: Open & Welcome - set purpose for session
10-20: Problem identification - collaboratively share problems of practice on a Jamboard, answering the questions: What does our data tell us? What has COVID revealed? What we have we tried and failed to solve again and again?
20-35: Explore the toolkit - independent choose-your-own-adventure time to learn about the Real-Time Redesign process, activities, and examples, with collaborative share-out
35-50: Action Planning - individually begin planning steps for redesign around 1 of the highlighted problems, using clear workbook and "amtrak cars" for personalized work styles (i.e., different workspaces for collaboration, questions, or silent work time)
50-60: Share & Close - give participants opportunity to share their problem and plan with the group; share follow-up opportunities

Supporting research

- Caroline Hill, Michelle Molitor, Christine Ortiz - https://medium.com/equity-design/racism-and-inequity-are-products-of-design-they-can-be-redesigned-12188363cc6a
- The Curb-Cut Effect - https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/fall-2021/the-curbcut-effect-and-championing-equity
- Valuing Community-Led Design - http://oro.open.ac.uk/39646/
- IDEO - https://www.ideo.com/question/how-can-design-advance-education

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Presenters

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Nate Kellogg, The Learning Accelerator

Nate Kellogg is a Partner at The Learning Accelerator, specializing in inclusive innovation and design. Prior to joining TLA, Nate lead innovation for a charter network in New Orleans, co-founded New Schools for New Orleans’ Personalized Learning Teacher Fellowship, and taught in public, charter, and independent schools. Nate serves as a board member for Rooted School New Orleans. Nate now lives with his wife and toddler son in Middletown, RI, where they recently moved to from New Orleans.

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Suzanne Newell, Austin Independent School District

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