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Kick Off the School Year with Design Thinking and Makerspaces
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Design Thinking encourages students to engage in empathy, define problems, prototype, iterate, and solve real-world problems. Makerspaces help students foster critical thinking, open-ended creativity and iterative design.
In this webinar, Beth and Douglas presented the design thinking process. They showed examples of different kinds of makerspaces, from simple to complex, and discuss how teachers can incorporate design thinking into their learning environments. From the very start of the school year, teachers can begin to cultivate a culture of collaboration, exploration and student-driven learning.
Educators, administrators, librarians, and media specialists will find the information shared in this recorded webinar particularly valuable.
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Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K–12 education and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. Beth holds a master’s degree from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. In addition to being an EdTech Teacher instructor, she is a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University.
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher and workshop presenter with over 20 years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds a master’s degree in technology, innovation and education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator as well as an authorized Google Education Trainer. He is the author of five bestselling game strategy guides, and his latest book on Minecraft in Education is soon to be published by Peachpit Press.
Nureva Inc. develops education solutions that foster a joy for learning. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, thoughtful hardware, software and services. A passion for deep customer understanding and a commitment to innovation drive the company’s product roadmap.