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Thursday, October 21 • 10:30am - 11:30am
38 - Using Design Thinking To Create Authentic Learning Experiences in MakerSpaces FULL

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Imagine using Design Thinking to engage students in reading? Design Thinking, with its emphasis on empathy and problem solving, has the power to connect your curriculum to authentic learning experiences that engage students to read. Participants will design a solution using MakerSpace materials for identified problems experienced by a character. Key focus areas will include ideation, collaboration, feedback, and empathy. Ideas for adapting Design Thinking to other content areas will be shared.

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Brian Whitson

Digital Teaching & Learning Consultant | Piedmont-Triad Region, NCDPI
Brian is currently the Office of Digital Teaching & Learning (DLT) Consultant for the Piedmont Triad Region with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Previously he has worked as an instructional design coach, instructional technology facilitator, and science/STEM teacher... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center