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Rock Your Paper and Scissors With Extraordinary [Design] Thinking

Session Description

Congratulations, you are HIRED! In this session, attendees will get a hands-on experience with “makers’ mindset” and designing thinking as they are tasked to research, empathize, and prototype a solution for an “eggcellent” creature. Scaffolded by John Spencer’s “Launch” framework, participants become communicative + collaborative problem solvers that demonstrate creativity, resilience, teamwork, and grit. Get inspired on how to redesign your lessons and projects for more hands-on learning while utilizing Google Tools to document the learning process. You’ll never look at ordinary paper the same way!
All levels welcome!

Session Schedule


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Session Presenter

Jessica L. Williams
Technology Integration Specialist
Manchester Public Schools, CT

Pertinent, high-energy training peppered with laughs is Jessica's forte! She has been providing professional development on technology integration since her early days as a 7-12 Reading and Language Arts teacher. Now a Technology Integration Specialist for Manchester Public Schools in Connecticut, Jess has overseen Chromebook 1:1 deployments at both the high school and middle school levels, provided GSuite training at the district level, and has even spearheaded her district's first MakerSpaces. As head of the Technology Department at Illing Middle School, she has presented at numerous conferences on how to effectively roll out technology in engaging ways.

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