To turn students into innovators, begin with their teachers.
Do you believe that teachers must teach students how to become innovators, entrepreneurs, problem-solvers, and changemakers? That can be done when teachers adapt a new mindset that will also make them innovators, entrepreneurs, problem-solvers, and changemakers.
That’s because the teacher is the first curriculum. The effective teacher models the way.
Here’s an opportunity to go beyond the typical teaching technology. Yes, an opportunity to think like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Jacqueline Novogratz and others who are now making a big and positive difference in the world.
Here’s an opportunity to learn how innovators think.
Design Thinking for Teachers
Design Thinking for Teachers is a two-day workshop in which teachers will learn Design Thinking by experiencing Design Thinking. Over the course of the workshop, you, the teacher, will learn how to think and act as designer to solve problems in key areas of education.
You will learn, try, and apply Design Thinking. That’s the promise.
Once you, the teacher, learned Design Thinking, you’ll be ready to incorporate Design Thinking into projects that will challenge your students to emphatize with others and apply their knowledge and skills to solve real world problems.
Again, this is not a typical workshop. You must come ready to get hands-on.
You will be working with other teachers in small groups. You’ll use Design Thinking to identify and solve real educational challenges, such as how to assess the impact of experiential learning. You’ll learn key aspects of the process through collaboration, communication, and reflection.
Design Thinking in Schools
Best schools in the world today are already practicing Design Thinking. It’s high time that we also join the teaching revolution.
The Design Thinking for Teachers is limited to 45 participants. Because of the hands-on nature of the workshop, schools are encouraged to identify two to three participants to attend.
Go Beyond Current School Models
Design Thinking will help school communities think beyond current school models. To change our schools, we must empower our teachers and school heads to experiment in order to show that change are possible.
Because Educators Must Start Asking Big Questions
So teachers can envision and create powerful models for teaching and learning, they must ask big questions about the future of school and students. These questions include:
• How might we re-imagine our public schools?
• How might we reinvent professional development for teachers and school leaders?
• How might we help school leaders hack toward deeper learning?
Design Thinking Facilitator
Your facilitator for Design Thinking for Teachers workshop is Mr Jef Menguin. He is the President of Compass Center for Leadership, Management, and Governance. He has been facilitating Design Thinking workshops for corporate managers tasked to solve complex business problems. He was also a school teacher for 10 years – and he designed in the program in a way that teachers in public schools can easily relate.
The cost of the workshop is 9,000 pesos per participant which include all course materials, morning refreshments each day and lunch each day – and certificates.