Jun
21
to Jun 23

ReDesignEDU Cranbrook 2017

ReDesignEdu is a 3-day experience (June 21 - June 23) where practicing teachers learn Design Thinking by doing Design Thinking. Over the course of the workshop, you will learn to think and act as a designer to solve problems in key areas of education. Armed with a new mindset, you’ll be ready to incorporate Design Thinking into projects that will challenge your students to empathize with others and apply their knowledge and skills to solve real world problems.

This is not your typical workshop - come ready to get busy and hands on! In small groups you’ll tackle “wicked problems” through Design Thinking. Coupled with the challenge, you’ll learn key aspects of the process through collaboration, communication, and reflection.

Date: Wednesday, June 21 – Friday, June 23, 2017

Cost: $1,200 per participants (includes all workshop materials, morning refreshments each day, lunch each day, and dinner at the Cranbrook Institute of Science on Wednesday evening).

Click here to sign-up online!

For more information contact: Laurie Pullen at lpullen@cranbrook.edu.

Directions to Cranbrook campus at http://tinyurl.com/CKDirections


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Jun
22
to Jun 24

ReDesignEDU

Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators

ReDesignEdu is a 3-day experience where practicing teachers learn Design Thinking by doing Design Thinking. Over the course of the workshop, you will learn to think and act as a designer to solve problems in key areas of education. Armed with a new mindset, you’ll be ready to incorporate Design Thinking into projects that will challenge your students to empathize with others and apply their knowledge and skills to solve real world problems.

This is not your typical workshop - come ready to get busy and hands on! In small groups you’ll tackle “wicked problems” through Design Thinking. Coupled with the challenge, you’ll learn key aspects of the process through collaboration, communication, and reflection.

Learn and do design thinking alongside experts at the Edgerton Center and teachers from the Meadowbrook School of Weston on how best to incorporate Design Thinking into your curriculum.

Daily schedule

Day 1 - Introduction to DT; DT Challenge - Learn the Design Thinking process by solving a problem

Day 2 - Morning - Design Thinking in the classroom - Example projects | Afternoon - Design Thinking for self improvement

Day 3 - Work in small groups to design a piece of curriculum using Design Thinking

Outcomes

  • Learn how to use the Design Thinking process to solve problems of all types
  • Identify Design Thinking mindsets and learn how to develop them in your students
  • Understand how and why Design Thinking has the power to change education
  • Develop your own Design Thinking projects for your students
  • Collaborate with other educators who are excited about Design Thinking

Registration details

The workshop is limited to 25 participants on a first come-first served basis. The cost of the workshop is $1,200 per participant which includes all course materials and lunch each day. Payment is by check only made to MIT and must be received by May 18 to hold a slot. Once payment has been received, an e-mail confirming your registration and acting as a receipt will be sent.

Sign up online!

Once your check has been received, a confirmation of your registration will be emailed to you along with some preparatory materials for the workshop.

Each participant must bring their own laptop computer.

Driving directions and maps

Parking

The ReDesignEdu workshop is sponsored by the Edgerton Center and the Meadowbrook School of Weston. 

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Apr
2
10:00am10:00am

Saturday Thing & Speed Rubik's Cube Competition

This Saturday Thing coincides with a New England Regional Speed Rubik's Cube Competition.

"Cube competitions are about solving various puzzles, including the original Rubik's Cube, in as short of a time as possible. In each group, every puzzle is put into the same state, and then the competitor gets fifteen seconds to inspect before starting the solve. This is done five times, and the winner is determined by the best average of these times. Competitions are also a time for cubers to hang, chat, and have a great time."

Registration will open at 9:00AM on March 22

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