HFLI and Ford NGL to Present Design Thinking Session at NCAC 2015

Deborah Parizek, HFLI’s Executive Director, together with Ronda Alexander, STEM Initiatives Program Manager for Ford NGL, will present a 75-minute workshop,”Building and Structuring Relationships with Businesses Through Design Thinking,” for the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC) conference in Louisville, Kentucky November 5-7, 2015.

About the Session

How can a creative problem solving process help your an academy develop and sustain powerful community linkages with the community? This interactive session explores how schools are using Design Thinking to effectively build and structure relationships that engage teachers, students and employers in meaningful workplace learning and result in work products that have value in real life. With an approach that’s both authentic and active, attendees will understand what Design Thinking is, learn from the Powered by Ford STEM Network implementation in Detroit, engage in a brief Design Thinking activity, and leave inspired and ready to take action in their own host communities.



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