Design Thinking in the Education Maker Space
Wednesday, March 20 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Location: Celebrity Ballroom 1&2
Presider: Monique Woodard, Drexel University, United States
Abstract: Our goal is to explore techniques for designing projects that allow students the freedom of choice, while at the same time, challenging them to push for deeper meaning and purpose that enhances a variety of core curriculum. Student-created projects are a great way to see true learning spring to life. Allowing students the freedom of choice is a sure fire way to increase engagement. But once you’ve captured that spark, how do you make the best use of that fire? Can you share that interest across of variety of subjects, instead of just one? Learn how to design for student choice while simultaneously keep the project centered on your curriculum; Where to give them freedom and where to lead the way. Create projects with purpose by continually asking the question “Why?”. We’ll examine a variety of proven projects and student work that has successfully blended career and technology courses with core classes like English, geometry, and history.