The Ohio STEM Learning Network, Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, and our partners want to make sure that we nurture and feed STEM instructor needs for the continuation of design thinking, even in a remote environment. Join us in a community of practice forum where we look at best practices, share designs for engaged inquiry in a remote setting and augment your ability to promote creative problem solving during the COVID-19 school closures.
Each week, we will bring you the best STEM thought leaders, design ideas, interactive dialogue with other STEM instructors and free tools to support you in making instructional decisions that fit today’s limitations.
If you are an experienced STEM educator, your experiences are exactly what we need! And if you’re an inquiring learner in STEM, have we got ideas for you!
Designs for Design Thinking
5/21/20 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM – Registration
Design thinking is a problem-solving framework that begins with stepping into the shoes of your end users. When design thinking approaches are applied to schools, educators are able to see problems of student learning from different angles and apply creativity, prototyping, and experimentation to better meet students’ needs. While “design thinking” can be interpreted as a trendy buzzword, many aspects of this mindset are inherent to commonly recognized best practices for teaching.
This session will support teacher and school leaders in helping students through the different steps of the design thinking process with the goal of innovating the learning environment while remotely instructing.
Facilitating a Design Session for Adults
5/28/20 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM – Registration