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Monday, June 4 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Design Thinking (Grades K - 12) MB-S18223

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This session will guide educators through Design Thinking with hands-on activities, while also introducing them to creative mindsets and being innovative in the classroom. Innovation is not a buzz word. In education, true innovation is not fearing change and being open to experimentation. One tool to being innovative in the classroom is Design Thinking. It is a process to problem-solving that involves five stages: Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. As creative leaders, educators can be effective innovators by teaching students to have learner-centered mindsets that involve being Empathetic, Collaborative, Equitable, Optimistic, Experimental, and Storytelling. As one of ten national IDEO Teachers Guild Fellows, Theresa Shadrix received hands-on training in Design Thinking, Human-Centered Design, and Creative Leadership. MB-S18223

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Suzan Brandt

Director of Technology, Mountain Brook City Board of Education
edcamp Birmingham, edcamp Mountain Brook , and CoSN's Unconference, CoSNCamp. Suzan is the organizer for TEDxYouth@MBJH, co-organizer of the MBJH TED-Ed Club and was on the organizational team for TEDxRedMountain, Birmingham's first TEDx event. She is a TEDxBirmingham Senior Educator fellow where she is actively participates in the learning community. Suzan was the 2014 recipient of the Margaret Spencer Ragland Award for outstanding performance by the Mountain Brook Foundation. In 2001 she... Read More →
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Theresa Shadrix

English Teacher/Broadcast Teacher, Mountain Brook Junior High

Monday June 4, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Room 102