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Event Details

This Design Thinking Certificate Programme aims to support school leaders in their ability to use design thinking to expand their own practice as school administrators, enhance student learning experiences, and work toward a school culture of deeper learning and 21st century skills. It will be a blended learning experience, comprising 4 x 2.5 hours of online workshops with leading design thinking experts in the US and two hours school check-ins with experienced facilitators in Hong Kong. Participants will be invited to share their learning experiences at the Learning and Teaching Expo 2020 in December.


Target Participants


This programme admits 20 primary/secondary schools, each to be represented by a principal/vice principal and a panel head. Priority will be given to government schools, aided or direct subsidy schools.


Prior knowledge of design thinking is desirable but not essential. In addition to attending the online workshops, participants will receive around two-hour of pre-work, including reading, video viewing, and preparation of an initial personal learning plan to document your aspirations, actions and reflections.


Participants may also choose to attend an optional half-day introduction to design thinking (22 Aug PM) prior to the workshop.


Application


Free admission with a deposit of $1500, refundable upon satisfactory completion of the programme.


Please apply online by 20 July 2020. Successful applicants will be informed by 31 July 2020.

Aug 28, 2020

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Background

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed in a matter of weeks how and what we should teach and learn. As schools resume, it is high time for school leaders to contemplate how the experiences in the last few months would impact on the curriculum, the pedagogy, the teaching and learning materials, the mind sets and skill sets of educators, the school administration, environment and above all the culture.


Design thinking is a creative and human-centred approach to problem solving, addressing the needs of different stakeholders, the adoption of technology and the operational and economic considerations in the process.


Acquiring a design thinking mind set and the skills has become more urgent and important than ever in helping school leaders to address the challenges in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment – for themselves and for their students. 

Agenda

*Note: These offline sessions may be switched online if necessary.

  • Optional Pre-workshop (22 Aug)
    3 PM - 6 PMPre-workshop
    Optional half-day introduction to design thinking, recommended for participants with no/limited understanding in design thinking.

    Content
    Re-imagining Strategy with Design Thinking
    • The X's and O's of our Dream School
    • Rapid-Cycle Design Thinking Challenge

    Joseph Chan

    Programme Director of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China at University of Hong Kong

    Ernest Lo

    Founder of Future Impact Lab Limited/Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation at University of Hong Kong

    e-Workshop 1 (Aug 28)
    3:30 PM - 6 PMUnderstanding Yourself and the Context ‪‬‬‬
    ● Introductions: Who’s In the Room?
    ● Understanding Self, Others, Context
    ● Rapid-Cycle Applied Design Thinking Challenge
    ● Making Our Learning Public: A Deliverable.

    Joseph Chan

    Programme Director of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China at University of Hong Kong

    Ernest Lo

    Founder of Future Impact Lab Limited/Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation at University of Hong Kong

    Kaleb Rashad

    Director of Creative Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education

    Peter Worth

    Learning experience designer/Former co-director of School Retool

    e-Workshop 2 (Aug 29)
    3:30 PM - 6 PMCreating a Culture of Innovation
    ● Significant Learning Experiences
    ● Looking at Student Work: An Examination
    ● Principles, Policies, and Practices of Innovation: A Case Study Analysis
    ● Applying the Mind sets of Equity and Design
    ● Making Our Learning Public: Reflective Deliverable
    ● Continued Learning: Shadow a learner or focused observation

    Joseph Chan

    Programme Director of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China at University of Hong Kong

    Ernest Lo

    Founder of Future Impact Lab Limited/Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation at University of Hong Kong

    Kaleb Rashad

    Director of Creative Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education

    Peter Worth

    Learning experience designer/Former co-director of School Retool

    e-Workshop 3 (Sept 25)
    3:30 PM - 6 PMAspirations for Change
    ● Sharing and Reflecting on Initial Empathy Experiences
    ● Schools as a Living Ecosystems
    ● Defining Your Challenge and Crafting an Aspiration
    ● Making Our Learning Public: A Deliverable.
    ● Continued Learning: Reflection in preparation for final session

    Joseph Chan

    Programme Director of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China at University of Hong Kong

    Ernest Lo

    Founder of Future Impact Lab Limited/Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation at University of Hong Kong

    Kaleb Rashad

    Director of Creative Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education

    Peter Worth

    Learning experience designer/Former co-director of School Retool

    e-Workshop 4 (Sept 26)
    3:30 PM - 6 PMDesigning a Way Forward
    ● Refining Aspirations
    ● Big Change Starts Small: From Aspiration to Action
    ● Preparing for the (Inevitable) Challenges
    ● What’s Next? Process and Supports for the Learning Journey
    ● Reflecting on Learning Experience
    ● Making Our Learning Public: A Deliverable.
    ● Continued Learning: Put Your Action Plan to Work, and Reflect Along the Way!

    Joseph Chan

    Programme Director of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China at University of Hong Kong

    Ernest Lo

    Founder of Future Impact Lab Limited/Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation at University of Hong Kong

    Kaleb Rashad

    Director of Creative Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education

    Peter Worth

    Learning experience designer/Former co-director of School Retool

    School check-ins (Oct-Dec)*
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AMSchool Check-ins (tentative time)
    Participants will implement their action plans. To keep up the momentum on their action plans and support ongoing learning following the online workshops days, there will be two opportunities for a progress check-in. The check-ins will be grounded in the personal learning plan and personal learning goals of the participants, and will be structured around a review protocol.

    Joseph Chan

    Programme Director of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China at University of Hong Kong

    Ernest Lo

    Founder of Future Impact Lab Limited/Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation at University of Hong Kong

    Debriefing (Dec 10)*
    2 PM - 6 PMDebriefing (tentative time)
    At the end of the program, participants will join one final debrief call or meeting to share their progress, learning, and reflect on the overall experience.

    Joseph Chan

    Programme Director of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China at University of Hong Kong

    Ernest Lo

    Founder of Future Impact Lab Limited/Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation at University of Hong Kong

    Presentations at LTE 2020 (Dec 11)*
    10 AM - 6 PMPresentations at LTE 2020
    Participants will be invited to share their learning experiences at the Learning and Teaching Expo 2020 in December.

    -Morning session: Panel discussion with Dr Kaleb Rashad and Mr Peter Worth, together with 2 best performing programme participants
    - Afternoon session: Showcase sharing by all programme participants

    Joseph Chan

    Programme Director of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China at University of Hong Kong

    Ernest Lo

    Founder of Future Impact Lab Limited/Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation at University of Hong Kong

    Kaleb Rashad

    Director of Creative Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education

    Peter Worth

    Learning experience designer/Former co-director of School Retool

Takeaways

Participants of the Design Thinking Certificate Programme for School Leaders will:

 

1.        Develop empathy for student experience

2.        Meet and network with other school leaders

3.        Apply a human cantered design thinking lens to effect cultural change toward:

  • Deeper learning experiences for students
  • Development of a school culture conducive to the teaching and learning of 21st century skills
  • Leading to meet the technical and adaptive challenges in today's learning environment

4.        Leave with an action plan to try over the next 3 months

5.        Demonstrate understanding of their own growth in applying design thinking in their schools  

Speakers

  • Joseph Chan (Programme Director of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China at University of Hong Kong)

    Joseph Chan

    Programme Director of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China at University of Hong Kong

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  • Ernest Lo (Founder of Future Impact Lab Limited/Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation at University of Hong Kong)

    Ernest Lo

    Founder of Future Impact Lab Limited/Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation at University of Hong Kong

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  • Kaleb Rashad (Director of Creative Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education)

    Kaleb Rashad

    Director of Creative Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education

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  • Peter Worth (Learning experience designer/Former co-director of School Retool)

    Peter Worth

    Learning experience designer/Former co-director of School Retool

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