This series explores ideas for bringing innovation to education through collaboration, planning and action. Each event in this series will act as a launching point as part of a larger process of developing positive change in education. The spring of 2012 will feature three events.
On June 20th this event looked at re-engineering the classroom to harness the power of digital technologies and how we can customize learning to meet the needs of each student.
Jennie Magiera is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership (a network of 25 Chicago Public Schools). For the past two years, she has been seeking to transform her classroom through effective 1:1 iPad use. As Chicago Public School's Tech Innovator of the Year, a Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction, and an Apple Distinguished Educator, Jennie works with fellow educators by writing curriculum, speaking at conferences and leading workshops for various organizations. Recently she had an iTunes U course published on Digital Differentiation with Screencasting. You can read more about her work at teachinglikeits2999.blogspot.com or @msmagiera on Twitter.
Dominick D'Angelo,graduated from the New York Leadership Academy for Principals in June 2007 and has been principal of David A. Boody, IS 228, in Gravesend, Brooklyn since graduating from the Academy. After a prosperous 18 year career in private industry he became a licensed math teacher through New York City Teaching Fellows, fulfilling his dream of giving back with a career in education. Over the past five years IS 228 has become a leader of innovation within the Department of Education. For the past two years, IS 228 has been piloting the School of One Math Program and is focused on bringing twenty-first century instruction across all content areas. Dominick has received numerous awards recognizing his achievement such as the 2010 Robin Hood Hero Award for piloting the School of One Program, the 2011 Bensonhurst West End Community Council “Man of the Year” Award, the 2010 Educator of the Year Award by the Civil Aid Services Organization and most recently he became a 2012 Cahn Fellow recognizing distinguished principals.
- Design Challenge Throughout
- Keynote Speakers Dominick D’Angelo and Jenny Magiero
- Short Stories from the Field (Gamification and Assessment)
- Closing Panel and Group Discussion
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April 12 from 9:00 - 1:00 p.m. Check-in opens at 8:30 at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Discovery Hall
The cost for this event is $25 per person. Register here.
Change is on the horizon for STEM education across the country. A recently released report from the National Research Council presents a new framework for K-12 science education that identifies the key scientific and engineering ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school. The framework calls for a shift in the way science is taught and is the potential foundation for new science standards that could be adopted by many states. Minnesota is a lead state in developing the new standards which will be released for public comment at the end of March.
Register today for April 12 to not only learn more about the framework and standards but to engage in meaningful interactive dialogue and small group discussions that will explore how we are preparing our students for the grand challenges of today and the future.
- Keynote: Heidi Schweingruber, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council
- Pecha Kucha: Short presentations (20 slides/20 seconds per slide) featuring six stories of how science and engineering is being successfully integrated with other fields
- Interactive Design Challenge: How might we prepare our students to solve today’s grand challenges? You decide.
Co-presented by the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and College of Education & Human Development in partnership with the Carl & Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation, Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Humanities Center, SciMathMN, MHTA and Science Museum of Minnesota.
Hosted with the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), in conjunction with their three day 2012 Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference. Click here for more details and to register.
Thursday, April 26 from 8:30-6:30 p.m.
Radisson Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis
- Keynote: Emily Pilloton, Design iconoclast, builder, social activist, and champion of industrial design as a tool to change the world works at the intersection of design and public education believing that creative problem solving and hands-on building are an untapped opportunity within education and communities.
- Mash-Up. Barry Kudrowitz, Asst. Professor @ the Dept. of Design, Housing, and Apparel with his unique ability to inspire creativity and idea generation will join Emily Pilloton to kick-off the "mash-up" to bring lay people into the realm of design thinking and issue the design challenge (s) for transforming education.
11:00 Idea generation
2:30 Design problem selection
3:00 Prototyping and presentation preparation
4:00 Filming of presentations (limited to four minutes in duration
Deliverable: a prototype design to transform education and that represents the desired experience Humphrey School of Public Affairs and College of Education & Human Development in partnership with the Carl & Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation, Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Humanities Center, and Science Museum of Minnesota