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Monday, December 12 • 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Creating Design Thinking Mindsets: Insight, Innovation, and Impact

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Imagine a future where students no longer go to school simply to learn traditional skills in traditional classrooms to pass a test or move to the next grade. Instead, imagine reframing school so all experiences must be about curiosity, collaborative, multidisciplinary, immersive, position adults as mentors and partners, use human-centered and systems-thinking methods, be agile in using space and place, hackable and adaptable, and make a positive impact on the world. Explore how educators can utilize design thinking to craft a new vision for what it means for young people to go to school and make an difference in the world.

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Christian Long

Founding Partner, Designer, Educator, WONDER, By Design
A much older version of Christian Long – many years into the future – can be found in semi-retirement at a tree-covered summer camp where he’ll continue to marvel first-hand at the shared joy of children and adults alike. Prior to that imagined professional shift, he feels blessed to spend his days as a merger between ‘papa’, educator, designer, school planner, plausible futures dabbler, and an unapologetic advocate for wonder and... Read More →

Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm