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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, WONDER, By Design
Christian Long is an educator, designer, school planner, plausible futures dabbler, and an unapologetic advocate for wonder and curiosity as the root of all learning worth doing. Christian is the co-founder of WONDER, By Design: A Learning and Design Expedition, a collaborative multi-disciplined venture that explores the future of learning through a human-centered design lens. He is also the proud founder of Prototype Design Studio, an ongoing experimentation in social-driven design done in partnership with students, teachers, professional creatives, and community leaders around the world. Christian has spent 15 years as an educator, coach, program director, and experiential education leader and he speaks internationally on a variety of design thinking topics. Christian holds a... Read More →


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