Good Morning SCH,
Daytime will be held this week:
WG Campus – Tuesday, Day 5 from 9:30 – 10:30
Cherokee Campus – Wednesday, Day 6 from 10:00 – 11:00
I hope you all had a great weekend, if it was anything like mine it ended on a bad note with one of the worst football games I’ve watched in a long time…Eagles fans, commiserate. Â Sunday night began to look up as the Flyers won, and I was excited that I would be sitting first level at the Flyers game tonight. Â Plans were made, I brought my Flyers gear to work, and would be picked up at 5:00 to shoot right down to the Wells Fargo Center. Â Well………………plans changed. Â Upon arrival to SCH today, I promptly visited the Flyers Web Site to double-check game-time. Â I figured it would be a 7:00 start but wanted to be sure…..it certainly is a 7:00 start…………………………IN CAROLINA!!!!! Â Ugh, I really need to start looking at my tickets ahead of time. Â Although I can’t help but laugh to myself, picturing my girlfriend and myself wondering “where the heck are the parking attendants?” or “why is the Wells Fargo Center so dark”….Best part of it all, I didn’t tell her yet! Â I had to get my Daytime post ready 🙂
Given the recent announcement regarding this coming summer’s Design Thinking workshop, I’m going to dedicate much of this post to a buzz phrase that’s been circulating around SCH for the last year or so…you guessed it, Design Thinking! Prior to this past summer I didn’t have much knowledge on the topic, just that we had a group of faculty members that had attended Stanford’s d-school the past two summers. Â Then I attended the four dayÂ Nueava Design InstituteÂ at theÂ Nueva SchoolÂ in San Francisco. Â Here’s what I had to deal with for four days…….tough living huh??
Jenn Vermilion and I had the pleasure of collaborating with educators from all over the US along with a design team comprised of members from the d-school and Nueava. Â It was a great experience and the entire time I was there, all I could think about was how we could bring this type of instruction to SCH. Â Design Thinking & Project Based Learning go hand in hand, so it would be great to have our entire faculty receive the training that we had the pleasure of experiencing. Â Now we have a three day Design Thinking workshop to look forward to, can’t wait!!
Rather than continuing to babble, I’m going to add the trailer for the “Design & Thinking” movie, soon to be released, followed by links to, two parts of a three part series (the third of which has not yet been posted, but I will certainly add it once it has) related to Design Thinking written by Tyler S. Thigpen, the Head of Upper School at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. Â The video is a quick introduction to the Design Thinking approach, while the blog series provides a great look into some of the core competencies associated with Design Thinking along with a few examples of DT in practice. Â Enjoy and please feel free to add comments below the blog.
Weekly Digital Tools:
Word Dynamo– A word learning experience that allows users to explore & study new words via an innovative platform thatÂ challenges students to increase their vocabulary.
I’ll end this week’s post with a video that I found to be pretty funny and interesting at the same time. Â Have a great week!
Mr. Winkles Awakes