Using Design Thinking to Understand Your School’s Pandemic Experience

There is no doubt that the recent pandemic has been the most disruptive event of our collective lives.  More than likely, that statement also applies to the operation of school and to the process of education.  Overnight, and in response to the pandemic, schools were closed and educators were asked to shift to a remote learning experience.

This workshop is designed to help you capture the institutional and community knowledge about teaching and learning that now exists as the result of the pandemic.  The workshop will teach you a design process that can be employed to uncover the critical community-based knowledge that can help improvement efforts as well as inform innovative directions for teaching and learning.  Participants in this workshop will learn ethnography strategies that can be used with their community groups to capture information, techniques for making sense of data, and how to develop a framework that can serve as a scaffold for developing a new and improved iteration of school.  The workshop will also feature technology tools that can be used to conduct ethnography remotely to enlarge the community audience and how to use technology to support data collection and curation.

Learning Objectives

By attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe and apply the design thinking process for school improvement.
  • List and describe ethnography techniques that can be used with people to capture information.
  • Discuss how to seek and find patterns in data.
  • Apply information and data to the development of a strategic framework for change.
  • Use technology to capture and curate data.

January 14 @ 12:30
12:30 pm — 3:30 pm (3h)

David Jakes