Dear Reader, after many years consulting and decades in education, I am now taking my next step by going to work for ECIS. The Educational Collaborative for International Schools is one of the oldest, largest and most well regarded international schools organizations. With excitement ECIS is now rapidly changing into a leading organization focused on critical professional learning and DEIJ grounded offerings. I am, therefore, … Continue reading I’ve Joined ECIS – Head of Innovation
I am thrilled to work with CEESA for the first time and am participating in their CEESA Connects series, Assessment Summit 2020 As an overview, my session on October 10th 2020 at 14:15-15:15 is on designing Assessments that Empower: Links to the UDL and Design Thinking Talk Google Doc Cliff Notes. Pages and Pages of information from my session. Enjoy! Google Slideshow. My actual slide … Continue reading CEESA Assessment Summit 2020, Assessments That Empower
I recently gave a free webinar on October 1st, 2020 with my wonderful partners at ECIS and am thrilled to provide the documents and video links here. UDL & Design Thinking Links to My Work Google Doc cliff notes that tell a rather complete story. Google Slides slide deck 100% complete as was in the presentation. YouTube video link of the webinar itself, as provided … Continue reading Webinar – Design Thinking as a Facilitation Method. Face Difficult Problems With New Skills
Design For How Students Think 🤔 I’m teaching at one of the few schools around the world that went to distance learning and returned to on-campus teaching — all in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19. Having done so was a great chance to reflect on the modalities students are using in both learning environments. As it turns out, design language concepts like affordances and signifiers … Continue reading Distance Leaning Changed Affordances and Signifiers that Students use to Navigate Their Learning.
I was lucky enough to continue working with the good folks of ECIS, even in the middle of a pandemic. Below you will find my slideshow from my talk. Soon, I hope to include a series of videos to go along with the actual slideshow. Until then, enjoy the highlight and included video resources that I use most often when consulting and facilitating around the … Continue reading #ECISLeadership 2020 Design Thinking to Maximize Outcomes
I recently had the chance to talk to a colleague in another international school in another country where they have a part-time role with the title Community Experience Architect. What a title and what a statement about that school in their desire to be a forward thinking school. Let’s break down the title for a moment. Architect is sometimes shorthand for someone who has designed … Continue reading Front End and Back End Design Thinking for School Improvement
This is Part II of the blog post “Asking Why? at you School Can be Dangerous” Daring to do something doesn’t mean knowing what to do Doubt is something real to contend with and feeling uncomfortable is part of knowing you might be onto something important. Still, many of us remain silent in the face of an issue we all know isn’t okay. Take the … Continue reading When to say “Why Not‽” To Be Daring On Your Campus with Design Thinking