HFLI Teams Up With Notre Dame Academy at #NAISAC 2016 in San Francisco

How can a bold creative problem solving process transform your learning community?


Explore this question with Deborah Parizek of HFLI, and Debbie Orr, Cheryl Beshke and Lynne Bombard from Atlanta’s Notre Dame Academy during an interactive 3-hour workshop at the 2016 National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference.


“Design Thinking as a Catalyst for Meaningful Learning and Engagement” a 3-hour workshop on February 24, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in Rm. 2005.


Participants will learn from one school’s journey to better engage teachers, students, and community partners in meaningful learning through Design Thinking, a creative problem solving process. With coaching from HFLI, Notre Dame Academy has implemented Design Thinking to develop the mindsets and skills of innovators and resourceful lifelong learners, structure community-supported projects, design an environment that supports 21st century learning, and meet IB requirements in a relevant way.


With an approach that’s both authentic and active, participants will hear stories in the voices of students, teachers and community members and engage in a brief Design Thinking activity. Participants will not only learn what Design Thinking is, they will take away resources to get started and a story to share, leaving inspired and ready to take action at their own schools.

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