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Wednesday, February 8 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Deeper Learning Through Design Thinking

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Are you looking for a way to blend the Common Core standards with the Deeper Learning Skills you know kids need today? The Design Thinking Process allows students to practice content skills while growing their collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity skills. Join us to experience the Design Thinking Process for yourself through an integrated challenge. Tools and scaffolds will be provided along the way that you can take directly back to the classroom.

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Mindy Ahrens

Teacher, Design39Campus, Poway Unified School Dist
Mindy Ahrens teaches 4th/5th grade at an innovative public school, Design39Campus, in Poway, CA. Prior to this position, she spent 15 years teaching students from preschool to 8th grade in various settings. She studied Project Based Learning techniques in depth and earned a M.Ed. degree in teacher leadership from the High Tech High charter school organization.
avatar for Judy Caraang

Judy Caraang

Teacher, Design39Campus, Poway Unified School Dist
4/5 Learning Experience Designer, 1:1 device agnostic, deeper learning, design thinking, inquiry instruction, Dreamer-Designer-Doer @judycaraang www.hackingelementary.com
avatar for Billy Corcoran

Billy Corcoran

Learning Experience Designer, Design39Campus
Billy’s work stretches from coast-to-coast as an Learning Experience Designer at Design39Campus in San Diego, California and an adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. Billy, an Apple Distinguished Educator, loves kids and is a tireless advocate for how kids learn best, speaking on this topic at Maine’s biggest conferences such as Leveraging Learning, ACTEM, Maine DOE Move the Needle, and at Apple’s 2015... Read More →
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Stacy Jennings

Learning Experience Designer, Design 39 Campus
I have been an educator for 20 years in San Diego County. My credentials are in both General Ed/Multiple Subject and Special Ed/Learning Handicapped with a Resource Specialist Certificate. My passions are: Personalized Learning, Design Thinking, Wondering, Creative Confidence, Adaptive Schools, Thrively, Real World Scholars, Improv, and disrupting the norm!


Wednesday February 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
17A