The free K12 Online Conference (@k12online) is continuing this year with short “mini-conferences.” Last week John Spencer’s (@spencerideas) keynote for the “Design Thinking” strand was published. The video is just over 30 minutes long, and provides a practical introduction to both design thinking and how it can be used to transform learning in your classroom. I invite you to not only watch it, but consider sharing your own reflection about it using a blog post, audio recording, or video. Tweet the link to your reflection to John (@spencerideas) and use the #k12onlineconf Twitter hashtag to share it with others.
This Friday, January 20, 2017, at 5 pm Eastern / 4 pm Central / 3 pm Mountain / 2 pm Pacific, I’ll be facilitating a 60 minute panel discussion about design thinking on YouTube Live / Google Hangouts for K12 Online. The panel includes an amazing international group of educators who are well versed and experienced applying design thinking concepts in schools. Panelists will include:
- John Rinker (@johnrinker) in Nanjing, China
- Brad Ovenell-Carter (@Braddo) in Vancouver, BC, Canada
- Brian Lockwood (@BrianLockwood) in Copenhagen, Denmark
Please read the post “International Panel Discussion On Design Thinking: January 20th!” on the K12 Online Conference blog for full details. Click here to view the start time in your local time zone. Visit k12onlineconference.org/live/ to view the live video stream on YouTube (Google Hangout) as well as the backchannel chat room to interact with presenters and other participants.
The panel discussion video will be archived for later viewing, but if your schedule permits I hope you’ll join us LIVE for this discussion about design thinking!
Also, if you have not already, check out the fantastic keynotes on “Global Collaboration” by Julie Lindsey (@julielindsay) and on “Learning Spaces” by David Jakes (@djakes) posted in October and November of 2016. These videos and the panel discussion Google Hangouts which followed both are all linked on the K12Online Conference 2016-17 Schedule page. If you teach graduate education courses or undergraduate education courses to pre-service teachers, please consider sharing these videos with your students. These keynote presenters for K12Online 2017 have shared fantastic ideas which can help promote creative, innovative, and engaging learning experiences for students in all grade levels and content areas. And, this content is both completely FREE and Creative-Commons licensed for re-use with attribution!
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