“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology and the requirements for business success.”
~ Tim Brown, President and CEO, IDEO
During our team’s recent school visit to the Design39Campus, we were able to observe first-hand the success of their human-centered approach to learning (a design thinking pedagogy we also discussed recently on our podcast). Watching students thrive in this environment left us feeling inspired and more motivated than ever to help create empowering learning experiences for students.
This week’s top stories celebrate this collaborative, human-focused approach with everything from a new collection of social and emotional learning resources curated from school districts, to the launch of a cohort for teachers looking to transform education from the ground up.
1. Celebrating Tech With Purpose
— Daniel A. Rabuzzi (@DanielRabuzzi) April 23, 2017
Congratulations to Mouse, one of the early leaders-by-example of the “Cause + Code” mindset.
It’s A #ProjectBased World
2. Remaking Learning
— Remake Learning (@remakelearning) April 30, 2017
We recently shared some insights from Gregg Behr about how Pittsburgh’s EdLeaders are innovating their education system for a project-based world.
Dollars & Deals
3. $190M to EverFi
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) April 27, 2017
4. GoFundMe Funds Teachers
— American ED TV (@AmEDtv) May 2, 2017
If there’s one thing teachers need and deserve more of (aside from time), it funding. On that note, have you signed up for our Teachers are Superheroes Sweepstakes?
Planting a #SEAD
5. SEL Resource Center
— CASEL (@caselorg) April 26, 2017
These resources should help educators and administrators with embedding SEL across their curriculum.
6. Windows to Education
— TNW (@thenextweb) May 2, 2017
Deeper, Further, Faster #HigherEd
7. HigherEd Online
— Mark C. Crowley (@MarkCCrowley) May 1, 2017
#Teachers & #EdLeaders
8. Teacher’s Guild Fellowship
— IDEO (@ideo) April 28, 2017
Have you heard? The future of professional development is collaborative professional development.
Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Innov8” in the subject line. For more ideas on what type of stories we run, check out the full Innov8 series on our blog.
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