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SpaceLab: Design Thinking Workshop [clear filter]
Tuesday, June 14

10:30am MDT

How might educators use design thinking to bring a fresh perspective to educational challenges?
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Revamp your approach to learning and teaching with the design thinking process! Step away from traditional educational models and constraints to find answers to everyday challenges. First, explore each stage of design thinking and become familiar with key design thinking mindsets. Then adopt a beginner’s mindset to your specific classroom obstacles: Look for answers outside of education to see how other industries tackle similar challenges.

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Paul Beck

Innovation Specialist, Colorado Education Initiative
Personalized Learning Specialist
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Peder Hansen

STEM Coordinator, Frisco Elementary School
I am a STEM coordinator/coach and media specialist up in the mountains of Colorado. I have a passion for design thinking as a problem solving tool and instructional strategy that empowers students and teachers as owners of their learning, innovators, and action takers in their community... Read More →

Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Cathedral Peak

1:15pm MDT

How can design thinking transform problem-solving and help us deepen learning? An introduction to the tools and mindsets.
Limited Capacity filling up

Across the nation, design thinking is being used by educators, school and district leaders, and school designers as a powerful process and set of tools that ignite user-centered innovation in learning and teaching for students and educators. Participants will be guided through each stage of the design thinking process and will introduce and model key design thinking mindsets. To model approaching challenges with a “beginners mindset,” the design challenge we will explore will come from outside of education, which will allow participant to fully engage with the new process and skills without being harnessed to the current constraints.

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Paul Beck

Innovation Specialist, Colorado Education Initiative
Personalized Learning Specialist
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Amanda Holden

Assistant Principal/Google Ninja, Boulder Valley School District
I am a practicing school leader with a thirst for social change, equity, hard work, and knowledge. I am also a committed professional dedicated to the field of education and the belief that every student can succeed. Ed Tech and being innovative in our approach and practice is exciting... Read More →

Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:15pm - 4:30pm MDT
Alpine Springs 1
Wednesday, June 15

1:15pm MDT

How might we leverage empathy building and a hack mindset to propel school transformation?
Limited Capacity filling up

Empathy building pushes problem solvers to better understand root causes, resulting in more thoughtful innovation and change efforts. Hacking is an approach to change that is founded on three mindsets: bias to action, failing forward to learn, and starting small. <br /> Gain tangible skills for using empathy and hacking to support personalized learning, innovation, and school transformation. Apply these design thinking tools to solve sticky challenges and develop healthier students and classrooms.

Co-facilitated by CEI’s SpaceLab team and alumni from Colorado’s first cohort of School Retool, an innovative fellowship for school leaders.

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Haydee Ayi-Bonte

AP of Instruction, STRIVE Preparatory Schools
Design thinking, Hack mindset, 21st Century Skill building, Standards based grading, No zeros, Urban education....African Dance, Gardening, my 3 1/2 year old son.
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Tara Jahn

Senior Manager, The Colorado Education Initiative
Tara Jahn joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2011 and works to ignite innovation at CEI by leading SpaceLab, the organization’s innovation and design thinking projects and events. She is a facilitator for School Retool, in partnership with the Stanford d.school in... Read More →

Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:15pm - 4:30pm MDT
Alpine Springs 2