Experience each of the five stages of a design thinking inquiry process and how writing can play a pivotal role in developing thinking and understanding at each stage. We’ll explore how to co-create opportunities for students to use writing to define problems, cultivate sensemaking, strengthen critical thinking skills, and develop empathy for those facing challenges in our world.
Session 1 - What is the design thinking inquiry process? How might the qualities of writing and the writing process intersect with the design process.

Session 2 - What are some ways to identify which curricular outcomes are essential? How are they enhanced through writing?

Session 3 - What are the steps to connect curriculum to inquiry and purpose? What are some grade-appropriate techniques for students as (researchers)

Session 4 - What are some ways we can help students create and publish passion projects that raise community stakeholder awareness?

During the last part of each session, attendees will create a brief task to practice with 2-3 case study students and bring back evidence (student work, photo, video) of learning to share with colleagues at the start of the next class.
Potential Audience:
K-8 educators, curriculum supervisors, teacher leaders, and teacher trainers.
Jessica Martin
Jessica Martin is a former classroom teacher, Resident Advisor at University of California at Los Angeles Teacher Education Program, staff developer at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University, and CEO of the education consulting organization at Growing Educators. Jessica now partners with K-12 learning communities as a thinking partner in English Language Arts, Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) math, and inquiry-based instruction. Her first book, Strategic Classroom Design (Heinemann, 2019), was inspired by equity-minded educators committed to co-creating incredible spaces that engage and uplift all learners. When she is not collaborating with educators, you can usually find her with her family on a basketball court in Los Angeles, California. Follow Jessica on Twitter @growingjessica

10th, 17th, 24th April & 1st May 2021
Each Session will be for 2 hours
London 6:00 am | Zurich 7:00 am | Dubai 9:00 am | India 10:30 am | Hong Kong 1:00 pm | Melbourne 3:00 pm
USD 400 Per Participant
USD 300 Per Participant for a Group of 4
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development Hours
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