If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
I teach an app development and design thinking course. I'm also Dir of Ed Tech & Innovation--focused on technology professional development with faculty. My students are sometimes teachers.
Your school name:
SI College Prep
Your school type:
Is your school a Title Ⅰ school?:
What grade do you teach?:
What subject(s) do you teach?:
I have just started working with my Ed Tech & Innovation committee on re-packaging the design thinking model for teachers here at my school. I love the idea of Design thinking, but how do we create buy in at our schools
How many years have you been teaching?:
This is my 13th year in Ed Tech and 11 of those years were spent teaching technology, app development and media literacy skills
"whiteboards and humor"
I'm passionate about education first, technology second. I'm director of ed tech & innovation at St. Ignatius College prep in SF, California. I started out in a non-profit in Los Angeles, then decided to get my masters in SF in instructional technology. My most beloved classes were ones that had to do with design -- typography, movie creation, instructional print materials. I've worked in both K-8 and 9-12 settings; co-ed and single sex schools. I'm passionate about life long learning and curious with the intersection between design thinking and an innovative culture.
What would this look like in terms of an in-class activity? Are you imagining group or small group discussions? I think this has potential to be a great scaffolding or role-modeling lesson for #digcit.
What role would the teachers play in this? i.e. for older students that are still struggling with this as a teen.