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Friday, March 11 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Design Thinking to Foster Empathy

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What is design thinking? How can it be implemented in the classroom? The design thinking methodology is composed of five stages that bring student-centered project design, iteration and creative problem solving to the classroom. Design thinking has been described as a human-centered approach to problem-solving and supports students in defining relevant and authentic problems for inquiry, research, and solution-based project development. This workshop is recommended for all levels and all disciplines. Participants will leave with a better understanding of design thinking and how it can be implemented in the classroom. An example middle school science project will be shared. Presentation link

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Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Director of Technology Integration, Worcester Academy
Wendy Espinoza Cotta is the Director of Technology Integration at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA and a member of the MassCUE Board and Chair of the MassCUE Grants Committee. Her professional specializations include blended learning, global education, social media use in education... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm EST
407-408