Study Trips for Adults

What if we took teachers on study trips to makeries, engineering, art & design studios?

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LOVE THIS! My friends and I do this sort of thing all the time - doing it as part of a PD initiative - GENIUS!

Question for me would be how might we gather and share out what was learned ... or even ... document the visit? Easy enough with the digital tools at our disposal!

Would love to see this piloted somewhere!

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We've asked teachers to create digital products & present them to the teaching team. PBLing their learning professional learning.

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Great, Kaleb! Can you give an example or two of what was presented?

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Teachers who visited Qualcomm: Talked about the importance they place on knowing one's strengths, interests, values; being able to learn from failure, pivot quickly and adapt. Teachers shared that Qualcomm looks for “engaged workers who are productive and innovative”

Teachers who visited Intuit reported very similar ideas including knowing your strengths, being a "hacker, hustler, visionary, designer" who can "globally collaborate. They talked about kids who have "empathy, boldness, curiosity, a willingness to learn" and people who can "lead from behind" and tell stories magnificently!

A couple of examples

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