Apr 24, 2016
Susie Wise has had
multiple incarnations at the d.school – teaching EX-Tools back in
the trailer days, launching the K12 Lab in 2007 with the Nueva
School Innovation Lab project, and jumpstarting Media Ops and
Hootenanny design for the inauguration of Building 550 in
2008–2010. Back again in 2012 she is leading our efforts to support
the movement bringing design thinking into K12 teaching and
learning. Susie stumbled upon design thinking when she took a
course with David Kelley in 2003 and the experience helped her make
sense of the universe. Susie is motivated by the simple belief that
humans are by nature designers. Recently a design strategist and
innovation coach at Intuit, her practice centers on inspiring teams
to use empathy to get to innovative outcomes. Susie has a PhD in
Learning Sciences and Technology Design from Stanford’s School of
Education and is a co-founder of Urban Montessori Charter School in
Oakland. She lives there with her husband and daughter (yes, the
one in the movie Babies).
- Shadow a Student is a practice that is out there, but we wanted
to make it a movement.
- Hack your school toward something deeper. Small scrappy
- How can you hack to something that is important.
- It’s not about a 3–5 year plan. It’s about something
- Something you can do right away.
- The big load that it takes to move from class to class.
- Not enough processing space in the day.
- Is the organization of the day really working for the
- Is there time for Social Emotional Learning?
- Hacktivity mini
course - bigger ideas from deeper learn.
- Choose a big idea
- Select a hack
- Take Hack-tion
- Jethro’s shadow experience
- Attack advisory time.
- every day for 5 or 10 days, you have a 3 minute conversation
with that student.
- All students on a board, everyone puts a dot by kids’ names
that have good relationships.
- Unwall your office.
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