Design Thinking for Educators

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Technology

Description

Design thinking is a process of innovation that integrates the needs of people with proven tools and strategies for success. In the world of education, design thinking is way for teachers, administrators and all members of the school community to create meaningful change for student success. In this workshop, participants will discuss creating a collaborative environment using everything from technology tools to strategies for effective communication to developing a school culture based on growth mindset. Participants will also examine their own role in creating a healthy and sustaining school culture, and develop a plan for extending their own professional learning in this area over the course of the coming school year.

Audience and Grade Level

Administrators, Teachers and Technology Directors; Grades K - 12

Credits

Certificate of Attendance, 6 hours

Availability

Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

Instructor(s)

  • Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse

    Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse is the Director of Licensure & Credentialing at the Collaborative for Educational Services. Suzanne oversees the Teacher Licensure and Administrative Leadership programs and is part of the CES ISTE Certification Team. She also co-leads the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Team of the Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition and is Site Coordinator for Reading Recovery in Western Massachusetts. Her interests lie in the fields of blended learning, technology integration in K-12 schools, makerspaces and creativity in education, games and gamification, and adult pedagogy. She has facilitated workshops and professional learning communities in history, literacy, K-12 libraries, and technology integration.

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5981
Email: 
esullivan@collaborative.org

Registration

A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.