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Saturday, May 4 • 9:45am - 10:15am
A Design Thinking Approach to Literacy

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Bring design thinking and the maker movement into your classroom while helping students develop their understanding of plot development. In this maker movement inspired lesson, you will learn how to connect books to the design thinking process and allow students to design solutions to a problem a character faces in the story. Students will learn to use the design thinking process to develop empathy for the characters, find problems in the story that need solutions, and work collaboratively to ideate and design solutions. Students will use easily accessible materials such as cardboard, paper, cups, string, etc. to design a prototype for their solution to help the character solve a problem. In the end, students will have the opportunity to rewrite the story integrating their creation into the story. This hands on approach to understanding character development, conflict, and plot will deepen literacy skills and promote a maker mindset. You will walk away from the session believing that you can bring the makerspace right into your classroom and justify how it connects to CCSS. If you stay for the After Party, you will get to design a solution and be part of the maker experience!

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Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 9:45am - 10:15am PDT
Room 2202 3900 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92010
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