Teaching is a tough gig. We all know it. Most of the time, there aren’t enough hours in a day to focus on details and also think about how to innovate on teaching and learning practices for the future. So – what if there was a way to create a platform, based on a proven process for solving problems, where teachers are at the center and are free to test ideas and iterate quickly andproductively?
Welcome to Teachers Design for Education (#TD4E), through the work of the Business Innovation Factory, support of the Highlander Institute, and funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The quest has begun. Two of the designers spearheading the project, Kirtley Fisher and Lindsey Messervy, joined me for a conversation to dig into more detail. You don’t want to miss it 🙂
(1:25) Kirtley and Lindsey’s stories
(7:00) What is design thinking?
(11:05) Applying design thinking in K-12 to development entrepreneurial skills in children
(12:55) What is TD4E and why is it important?
(17:10) How many teachers are involved?
(18:17) What is the next step after the pilot?
(19:41) Students Design for Education and other projects in the pipeline
(21:00) What gets you most excited about the future of learning?
(25:20) If you could have dinner with one person you admire, past or present, who would it be and why?
- Kirtley: Marjorie Williams, author of The Woman at the Washington Zoo
- Lindsey: Behaviorial Economics Panel Dinner/Discussion!
Seth Reynolds – Partner @ The Parthenon Group