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Apr 24, 2016

Susie Wise has had multiple incarnations at the – 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.
  • Original idea
  • Hack your school toward something deeper. Small scrappy experiment.
  • How can you hack to something that is important.
  • It’s not about a 3–5 year plan. It’s about something small.
  • 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 kids?
  • 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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