'Hacking' Design-Based ThinkingBeijing City International School, BeijingMarch 14-15, 2020
Our Goal - For participants to learn how to use design-based thinking to help students identify and address community problems and create 21st century learners.
Our Ideal Audience - Curriculum Coordinators, Tech Coaches, Instructional Coaches, Teachers
Welcome to the 'Hacking Design-Based Thinking' Workshop
While many international schools have targeted 21st century skills as being an important part of the curriculum; few have found ways to build them through authentic experiences that exist outside of school. Designing these experiences require processes and systems that provide students with the skills to identify problems; the ability to connect to local resources; and the chance to work across traditional academic subjects. Design-Based Thinking, a highly effective tool developed by Stanford and used int he most innovative schools and companies across the world, provides a framework for these experiences. In this workshop, participants will learn this highly effective process in an immersive experience themselves, as well as how to use the process with students.
- Design authentic experiences for students
- Develop and foster their 21st century skills
- Assess and evaluate student learning
- Incorporate curricular content and skills
The first day is intended to help participants understand the components of design-based thinking through real examples, reading / guided activities, and completing an immersive design challenge themselves.
|8:10 - 8:45||Excerpt Debrief in small groups (sent before workshop)||What are the characteristics of high-quality learning experiences for students? Groups complete a Socratic Seminar on readings sent ahead of time to answer the question.|
|8:45 - 9:10||Mini Keynote - Five Mindsets||The Five New Mindsets. Mindsets for the 21st Century Teacher.|
|9:10 - 9:30||Design Brief||Participants are provided with the Design Brief for their immersive experience in addition t how they will be evaluated.|
|9:30 - 10:00||Break|
|10:00 - 11:30||Design Challenge Work||Teams are guided through the design challenge by the facilitator with the opportunity to work through each stage.|
|11:30 - 12:30||Lunch|
|12:30 - 1:00||Group Presentations and Evaluation||Groups present their products to the group and gain feedback. Use self and peer assessments to evaluate their process and product.|
|1:00 - 1:45||Case Study(s) of design challenges||Through real case studies, participants are exposed to the activities, lessons, reflections, and student samples from actual design challenges|
|1:45 - 2:00||BREAK|
|2:00 - 3:30||DESIGN CHALLENEGE OUTLINE/WORK TIME||Participants given time to develop their design challenges activities and lessons related to the STEAM design cycle.|
|3:30 - 4:00||Reflect and Debrief||Participants identify their initial inquiries using red, yellow and grenn dots to signify questions that have been answered; questions that were partially answered, and burning questions they still have.|
|8:10 - 9:10||Linking Design Challenges to Subject - Specific Content and Assessments||Participants learn how to integrate core curriculum into their design challenge and identify milestones for assessment. Participants also learn how to design formative and summative assessments to measure and evaluate student learning.|
|9:10 - 10:15||DESIGN CHALLENGE WORK TIME||Participants complete additional components of planning including|
|10:15 - 10:30||Break|
|10:15 - 10:45||Plan Presentation||Interdisciplinary groups plan brief presentations for other groups on their design-based thinking experience.|
|10:45 - 11:45||Group Presentations||Groups present experiences to other groups and gain feedback through a guided protocol.|
|11:45 - 12:00||Reflection and Wrap up||Participants reflect on actionable next steps in the planning process and update task list for the group in order to gain traction back at school sites. Complete final evaluation.|
- PBL and Design - Thinking Design and Implementation
- Innovative Program Development and Evaluation
- Interdisciplinary Teaming and Development
- Inquiry-Based Learning
Learn more about how he can help your school develop and grow 21st century learners at www.transformschool.com.
Notes with hotel reservation:
You need to make your own hotel reservation (or for your colleagues who are going to attend the workshop).
Transportation will not be provided during the workshop days. You and/or your colleague who registered the workshop will receive a notification email approximately a week before the conference with workshop information and direction to the host school.