Symposium Program Overview

Attention Educators, Designers, Visionaries, and Industry Leaders . . .

Wicked Insights into the Minds of Creative Problem Solvers

Join us on Sept. 19 to 21 at the Design Learning Network’s Symposium 2014 where you will gain wicked insights into creative problem solving from three internationally renowned experts on critical thinking, growth mindsets, impact on learning, targeted assessment, and positive neuroscience. You will engage in firsthand workshop experiences on design integration, formative assessment of extraordinary challenges, and the intersection of design learning and the maker movement. You will dive into the latest design learning best practices as shared by your colleagues in education and design.

A not-to-be-missed lunchtime hand’s-on presentation of the Autodesk® Digital STEAM Workshop awaits on Sunday. Experience firsthand free content, immersive design projects and tools from Autodesk through a 2-hour workshop. Discuss creative ways in which you can integrate engaging design related teaching tools into your ongoing art, design, the humanities, and STEM courses

Throughout this thought provoking three-day program, you will have the opportunity to: 
  • Explore how to challenge K-16 art, design, the humanities, and STEM students from multiple perspectives

  • Learn the science behind our brain as we engage in creative and innovative thinking – and its powerful impact on learning

  • Gain invaluable insights into your student’s mindset as they learn to become confident and creative problems solvers 

  • Experience a maker-based design and growth mindset-centered design learning challenge workshop 

There are only 100 seats, so don’t wait to register or you will miss this valuable event to learn and network with inspirational educators, administrators, designers, visionaries, and industry leaders! 

Hurry – seats are going fast!

Educators and Designers - please join us in a brief design learning challenge in preparation for the working sessions on Saturday!

Who Should Attend and Why?
The Design Learning Network invites art, design, the humanities, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) K-16 educators as well as administrators, designers, visionaries, and industry leaders from all over the world to engage in the latest research and thinking on: 
  • the science behind the brain, learning, creativity, and innovation
  • the powerful impact of growth mindsets and formative assessment
  • preparing creative and critical thinkers for school and life
Participants will hear from keynotes as well share in immersive design learning workshop experiences. Attendees will engage in valuable networking opportunities and engage with practitioners with proven design learning integration and classroom applications.

Design Learning Network Symposium 2014 Sponsor