An “Extraordinary” Approach to Bringing Design Thinking into Any Classroom – from Beth

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This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher at Education Week. In his 2009 book, Catching Up or Leading the Way, author Yong Zhao argues that students need to engage in creative problem solving across the curriculum to develop the skills required for success in a global economy. However, most curriculum primarily focuses on student acquisition […]

PBL and Design Thinking to Unleash Student Creativity – from Beth

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This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher at Education Week. In January of 2016, the World Economic Forum released a series of reports about the future of work. According to their research, we are entering a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Where the first industrial revolution brought steam engines, the second ushered in electricity, and the third […]

Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy

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This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher. Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of being an observer at NAATE – The National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education. They use a rigorous curriculum based on the Harvard Business School case method to create whole school change through School Leader and Teacher Leader learning and development. […]

Design Thinking in Higher Ed – From Research Paper to Documentary

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This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher and was co-authored by Sabba (@AskMsQ) and Claire Norman (@ClaireNorman17). Claire is the Director of Communications at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California where Sabba is the Director of Innovative Learning. “Meeting people has really helped us understand the community as a whole more […]

EdTechX: A MOOC about Integrating Education Technology from Justin Reich

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This post originally appeared on Justin’s EdWeek blog, EdTech Researcher. Last week MIT kicked off a free new massive open online course called 11.133: Implementation and Evaluation of Education Technology. The course is designed to help educators think about how to integrate emerging technologies into schools and classrooms and how to evaluate those efforts. I help […]