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Friday, November 15 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
No More Dumpster Projects: Amplifying Project Based Learning

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How might we turn our classrooms from knowledge packing factories into problem solving incubators?  In this workshop, folks will learn how the principles of design thinking can be applied to project based learning in the service of even more authentic and even deeper learning. Participants will learn how to transform poster and popsicle projects that end up in the trash before vacation into prototyping and design portfolios that flex students’ critical thinking skills.

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Dan Ryder

Director, Success & Innovation Center, Mt. Blue High School
Success & Innovation Center, Director. #SICMBCIdea wrangler, design thinker, improviser, author, and award winning educator.Apple Distinguished educator.NEA Foundation’s 2018 Horace Mann Award for Teaching ExcellenceCo-Author, INTENTION: Critical Creativity in the Classroom (Blend... Read More →

Friday November 15, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Northstar 2
  Friday Block 4