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Teacher for 32 years now developing a company advocating creative education

As a design teacher I did not

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As a design teacher I did not differentiate the approach to problem solving as anything special, it is a way of life, a way of learning. If we take learning as a problem to solve, a personal problem then we will begin to take ownership of the ability to learn and not just rely on teaching. So you see the design approach is more than just real world examples brought into schools - it is a way of taking control of learning. Being able to manage your learning environment to meet your learning needs is just another problem for the learner to solve. Have a look at this article, I hope it gets you interested in what I call "LQ" or "Learning Intelligence". http://wp.me/p2LphS-4h

CEO of NoTosh learning | technology | design thinking

We've been updating the

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We've been updating the resources we have in the NoTosh Lab, to help teachers plan for design thinking projects, particularly in the immersion phase. The resources are creative commons non-commercial, designed to be used and then shared back to the community as ideas others can build upon. Resources and guidance here: http://www.notosh.com/lab

Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

Lots of great design thinking

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Lots of great design thinking resources coming soon to Edutopia. Just posted this one which outlines a fun design thinking activity which uses advertising awards as inspiration,

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/design-thinking-free-inspiration-ashley-nah...

Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

Design Thinking for Educators

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Hi Olani -

We probably won't have another summer workshop, but you can certainly access the archive dtfored.ning.com. There's also a new version of the Design Thinking Toolkit, produced by IDEO here: designthinkingforeducators.com

Best of luck!
betty

Missed it.

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Will you be having another one? Or is there a way to see a webnar. I am so disappointed I missed this opportunity.

Educator / Chief Catalyst: ZiDEAS Innovation Group

Upcoming virtual pd on design thinking

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Found your post very insightful. Thanks. Do you where I sign up for the virtual design thinking camp pd? See below...

This week we're giving away five Design Thinking book bundles to gear up for our upcoming virtual free professional development camp: Design Thinking for Educators, offered in collaboration with IDEO and Riverdale Country School in New York. The bundle includes Change By Design, The Art of Innovation, and The Ten Faces of Innovation -- three books from IDEO authors to help you learn more about design thinking, problem solving, and innovation.

Design Thinking for Educators

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Hello all...this is a great article. I wanted to share a resource that was created between IDEO and Riverdale Country School around this idea of design thinking in education.

www.designthinkingforeducators.com

Great idea, great presentation

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Hi, Ewan!

Loved the TEDx talk. Your approach to the problem of integrating more design thinking into K-12 schools is intriguing. I'm very interested to hear how it plays out for you here in the USA. The non-profit I co-founded, The Design-Ed Coalition, is going to have the challenge of taking the multitude of theories in K-12 Design Education and coalescing them into workable solutions - not an easy thing to do without a national education plan, as America lacks. Where we hope our strength as a group will be is to take ALL of the methods of using design as a teaching tool and presenting them to educators, who can then pick what works best for them, their school district and their students. I'd love to hear more from you!

Director at the Design Learning Network

Re: Ewan's post regarding student-generated discovery

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Ewan, I'm excited to hear about your book! When will it be published? I'll also checkout your TEDxLondon talk.

You're comments on teacher-centered instruction rather than student-centered is spot on. I've recently discovered a very simple, but powerful chart in a 2011 ASCD publication: "Where Great Teaching Begins: Planning for Student Thinking and Learning" by Anne R. Reeves. http://www.ascd.org/Publications/Books/111023-overview.aspx

Check out Figure 1.1. Contrasting Views of Instructional Design in this link: http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/111023/chapters/Instructional-Design@-Who-and-What-Is-It-For¢.aspx

Director at the Design Learning Network

Re: John's post on student-centered problem solving

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John, I couldn't agree more, similar is true of project-based learning. Each instructional approach can be designed/implemented well, students learn, resulting effective performance... or simply a waste of time. As you so correctly point out, without the capacity to identify, develop, and implement effective objectives - there is no learning, more just going through the process sans deep cognitive engagement, resulting in ineffective outcomes.

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