- 2023 Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC) Annual Conference - October 18, 2023
- 2023 Northern Illinois Science Educators (NISE) Annual Conference - November 13, 2023
- 2024 Annual ILASCD PreK, Kindergarten, & 1st Grade Conference - February 29, 2024
Design Thinking, Engineering, STEM Learning, Literacy, Elementary STEM, Early Childhood STEM
Curriculum and Instruction | Early Childhood Education | Educational Methods | Elementary Education | Elementary Education and Teaching | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching | Other Education | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development | Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education | Science and Mathematics Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Design thinking is the intersection of engineering design and social-emotional learning. Today’s learners must be empathetic problem solvers capable of defining problems and designing appropriate solutions to meet the needs of the user. In this session, participants will experience design thinking through literature-based scenarios appropriate for early learners. They will analyze and compare their own models to those of others and compose a lesson that will engage students in the design thinking process.
Herlehy, Lindsey and Armstrong, Cassandra, "Imagination to Innovation: Design Thinking For Young Learners" (2023). Publications & Research. 70.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Early Childhood Education Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Elementary Education and Teaching Commons, Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching Commons, Other Education Commons, Other Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons, Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education Commons, Science and Mathematics Education Commons