Professional Development Workshop
The morning session welcomed K-12 teachers from the Kansas City Metro area to participate
in an interactive design learning professional development workshop and learn from renowned
keynote speaker, Garfield Gini-Newman. Garfield, professor at the University of Toronto and national
senior consultant at The Critical Thinking Consortium, is an international expert on the integration of
challenges in the classroom, critical thinking, and habits of mind.
Following Garfield's keynote, Alison Crane, KCDW Design Learning Challenge Teacher Lead,
shared an insightful overview of the design learning process and ways in which to align instruction
with the Common Core State Standards and National Coalition for Core Arts Standards.
The morning concluded with a presentation by Doris Wells-Papanek, Director of the Design
Learning Network, who shared an overview of the day's events, invited participants to
engage in a mini challenge, offered a bit of historical connection to the Kansas City Art Institute,
unpacked the essentials of the design learning process, summarized recent challenges, as well as
worldwide preparation for the March 1 event.
Garfield Gini-Newman's Keynote Presentation
KCDW Design Learning Chal...field Gini-Newman Keynote
Alison Crane's Keynote Presentation
KCDW March 1 2014 - Alison Crane Keynote
Doris Wells-Papanek's Keynote Presentation
KCDW March 1 2014 - Doris Wells-Papanek Keynote