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NEASC Annual Conference and Showcase
Dates: December 5-6, 2019
Location: Marriott Hotel, One Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803 USA
www.neasc.org/conference 
Thursday, December 5 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Leverage Design Thinking Methods to Improve School Services

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From Amazon to textbook companies, to illegally sharing pdfs, to annotated books being passed along, to publishers suddenly halting the publication of a book, the landscape of getting course materials is increasingly complex, expensive, and the responsibility of the school to make the process easy. Learn how Gould used design thinking to tackle the question, “How might we improve or re-design the book ordering process so as to ensure students have the book resources they need?” In a hands-on workshop, participants will explore how to use the design thinking process to map out an area of potential re-design at their school or an area of accreditation to advance. They will leave the session having generated questions to reach across stakeholder perspectives, explored techniques to identify design drivers, practiced interviewing for empathy and understanding, and considered how to identify themes for prototyping.

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avatar for Sara Shifrin

Sara Shifrin

Teaching Faculty, Gould Academy
Sara Shifrin believes that schools help students recognize they can do what they set out to do in the world. From teaching humanities to promoting information literacy to weaving the mindsets and skillsets of design thinking and maker ed the into the academic culture and community... Read More →
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Brad Clarke

Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning, Gould Academy
Assistant Head of School for Teaching and LearningB.A. University of Massachusetts, AmherstPh.D. Brandeis UniversityDr. Clarke has been teaching and coaching at Gould for over twenty years. Over the years he has taught many courses including AP Comparative Government, AP US History... Read More →


Thursday December 5, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
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