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Tuesday, November 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
How Might We K-12: Empathy Fueled Problem Solving in Schools

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Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving. DT can be a cornerstone of an innovative classroom, a foundation for building creative confidence in students, and a catalyst for changing the culture of an entire school or organization. Most importantly, design thinking represents a shift in mindset -- a posture of possibilities, imaginative inquiry, and meaningful solutions.

Boost your own design thinking abilities by learning the fundamentals through active participation with other curious and talented educators. Learn concrete strategies to: -Foster the mindset of a successful design thinker within yourself and your organization -Apply design thinking strategies and methods, tools and protocols to your impact area -Redesign lessons currently in use to reflect your newly developed design thinking mindset

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Tim Hebda

Classroom Teacher & Dean of Professional Growth, Waynflete School
Tim has been teaching third, fourth, and fifth graders in Connecticut and Maine for 19 years. He is a leader in technology integration focusing on creativity, documentation, and empowering students. In addition to his classroom work, Tim is Dean of Professional Growth at Waynflete... Read More →
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Dan Ryder

Success and Innovation Center Director, Mt Blue High School / Maine RSU 9
Success and Innovation Center Education Director by title, idea wrangler, design thinker, improviser and educator by practice, co-author of Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom, Dan Ryder has taught for 20 years at Mt. Blue Campus in Farmington, Maine.  He has presented... Read More →

Tuesday November 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Grandmaster Salon 3 (THOUGHT)