How can we develop empathy, problem-solving, and collaboration skills in our students, colleagues, and staffs while they learn content and skills in context to real life issues? Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that focuses on empathy and experimentation. Developed for the business world, design thinking has seamlessly become an educational model that develops skills in students and other learners while they learn content in the context of real-world issues. This course will introduce you to design thinking and assist you in using the strategy in your own classroom or with colleagues at your school or work site.
Course Time: This training is estimated to take about 2 hours to complete.
SDCOE Innovation Division Innovative Digital Learning Micro-courses are featured in our digital professional learning program for educators to learn technology tools to increase innovation and equitable learning practices. Reflective digital professional learnings provide school districts with innovative solutions for professional growth. These asynchronous and synchronous micro-courses will provide resources, best instructional practices, technology tools, and guided support for educators as they move forward with virtual, blended, and in-person teaching and learning. Educators, administrators, and school staff will learn tips and strategies to support high quality equity and access to distance learning for all students. Integrating these technology resources in instruction will support educators to improve and customize learning for all students. Be inspired as you access a repository of resources and tutorials that promote a reflective practice to improve equity within distance learning.
Innovative Digital Learning Micro-courses are designed to:
enhance educators' technology use for communication, critical-thinking, collaboration, creativity and innovation.
support educators to improve and customize instruction for all students in a virtual, blended or in-person classroom.
provide asynchronous professional learning options for the teachers (i.e. time, pace, and path).
personalize professional learning for educators (provide multiple entry points, focus on choice-based professional learning, matching the skill levels and content areas of the teachers).
Explore the San Diego County Office of Education Innovative Digital Learning Canvas Catalog