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Tuesday, April 25 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Research, Reflect, Share - Documenting Design Thinking & Making

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Develop an understanding of how Design Thinking can be used to support meaningful making in grades PK-6 and how various technologies can be used to support and document this creative problem solving process.

While teachers and schools are responding to the maker movement, some are challenged to find meaningful work to do with our younger students in grades PK-6. Design Thinking is both a process and a critical lens for problem solving which places an emphasis on empathy as students look to identify needs of users and design and prototype solutions to meet those needs. Instead of assembling a craft from a kit or creating something for their own consumption, we ask students to think about the needs of others and develop something to address those needs. In this session participants will gain an understanding of Design Thinking and how it can be used as a meaningful context for making.  

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Elaine Wrenn

Director of Educational Leadership, Knowing Technologies
Elaine Wrenn serves as the Director of Educational Leadership and Strategy in Southern California at Knowing Technologies. She began her career as a teacher at The Lab School at UCLA and served at Echo Horizon School for 24 years in a variety of roles including Assistant Head of School... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
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