Extraordinary Workshops

Extraordinary Workshops

Workshop Facilitated by Dr. Robert Greenleaf
Formative Assessment & the Design Learning Process

Components from micro-feedback formative assessment® will be employed using actual student work from 2014-2015 Design Learning Challenge activities. We will review several samples of mid-course student work to identify patterns of learning, misconception, and opportunities for growth. Using this formative feedback, we will organize ideas to address prevalent issues in thinking that have potential for moving learning forward. Maximizing understanding, achievement and ultimately—transfer to new challenges is our goal!

Workshop Facilitated by Meredith Davis
Integrating Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies into the Classroom

Building on a long history of creating critical and creative thinkers in higher education, selected design strategies can serve as successful entry points for K-12 teachers to use as they incrementally address mastery of challenging content standards. For example, we will explore visual thinking strategies such as diagramming and modeling to communicate abstract concepts to students – that then can be used as alternatives to written expression as learners process and demonstrate mastery of the concepts.

Access to Meredith's Workshop slides are available to those who attended Symposium 2014, please contact doris@designlearning.us for more information. 

Workshop Facilitated by Doris Wells-Papanek, MEd
The Makings of an Extraordinary Challenge

This workshop offers educators, designers, visionaries, and industry leaders the opportunity to collaborate with one another within the design learning process. We will engage in a maker-based mini version of the pre-symposium challenge – including playful growth and fixed mindset learning activities, targeted content research, as well as key steps in the design learning process (brainstorming, creative and critical thinking, visualization, and concept development). The session will conclude with team presentations, input and feedback, and open dialogue.