(noun) Educators who are destined for greatness; sparkers of curiosity; individuals collaborating to seek opportunities to enhance the learning and facilitate empathetic, creative, problem finders, and solvers in an educational setting. See also: catalyst, awesome
Start small, pilot, and be able to scale across MI
Emphasize human impact and empathy in design
To impact students, we must impact teachers first
Inspiring future IdeaSlammers
Motivated K-12 Educators currently teaching in a classroom setting working with students
A fellowship to connect, empower, and leverage resources to deepen student thinking around design and curricular subject areas. Educators will connect and learn together, to design a project for their school/community using design thinking framework.
We will meet 4 times throughout the course of the 2020-2021 school year, twice virtually and twice face to face evening meetings at a local business.
Northern Lower Michigan -- initially in the Traverse City area, to be scaled out throughout the region moving forward in collaboration with WMISD, Manistee ESD, COOR ISD, Char-Em ISD, COP ESD, Iosco RESA, and AMA ESD
Design thinking is a powerful framework to support social emotional learning and consider others perspectives with solving problems. Design thinking is the human centered design.
When we simply solve the problem without considering the human, we miss the mark