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Tuesday, February 2 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Beyond Constraints: Design Thinking for School-wide Change

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How can design thinking help leaders meet the challenges of modern education? The presenters will share real examples from the elementary and middle school level to illustrate how design thinking can be used to move beyond constraints, give form to fresh, new ideas, create a collaborative spirit, and craft a shared vision for the future.

Prezi link: http://goo.gl/TPumou 

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Erik Burmeister

Assistant Superintendent, Menlo Park City School District
Erik Burmeister is the Assistant Superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, having recently served as Principal of the district's Hillview Middle School, a model 21st Century School and 2015 California Gold Ribbon School. In partnership with the Stanford Design School, Erik has become an expert in applying design to solving a variety of education challenges. Erik was named Middle Grades Principal of the Year for the... Read More →
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Theresa Fox

TOSA-Technology Coach, Menlo Park City School District
Theresa is a teaching geek who loves technology. She brings a wide range of experiences to her current role as a technology coach at Laurel. She has been a paraeducator, PE teacher, 2nd-5th grade teacher, middle school librarian, and assistant principal. She is passionate about engaging all students through inquiry (especially project based learning and design thinking) and supporting teachers' professional growth.

Sandra Horwitz

5th Grade Teacher, Menlo Park City School District
Laurel School, Menlo Park City School District. Sandra is a long-time 2nd grade teacher at Laurel who is passionate about the possibilities of redesigning traditional curriculum to be cross-disciplinary, inquiry-based, and global-minded.

Andrea Madison

3rd Grade Teacher, Menlo Park City School District
Andrea is an experienced 3rd grade teacher at Laurel who has been prototyping the use of design thinking in the classroom as a strategy for engaging all of her students, particularly her English learners.

Tuesday February 2, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am