Innovating for the Common Core State Standards

Professional Development Event

Common Core Conference Agenda

8:00-9:00: Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Welcome and Introduction

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Design Thinking Studio

11:15 AM – 12:45 PM: Morning Breakout Sessions (Full session descriptions below)

  • Innovating with Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms: Essential Practices for Developing Academic Language and Disciplinary Literacy
  • Expanded Learning Opportunities in K-12

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch

Professional Development Event

CCSS Conference Session Descriptions

Design Thinking Studio

Presenters: Maureen Carroll, Dana Mitroff Silvers

Join us for an introduction to design thinking- a prototype driven, human-centered innovation process. Participants will focus on developing empathy, imagining new solutions, and creating user-centered prototypes as they engage in a hands-on, high-energy design challenge. This approach, which has energized business innovation, is being applied to K-12 education with considerable impact. Participants will gain both an understanding of the design thinking process and the creative confidence to begin to apply the process to solve problems of practice within their local settings and build capacity for developing as a 21st century learner.

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