GETideas.org seeks to help education leaders understand the impact of environment on learning and to leverage design when attempting to transform education systems. This Google Hangout on Air will dig further into the theme of Designing Modern Learning Environments by exploring Design Thinking with noted education experts. According to IDEO, “It’s a structured approach to generating and developing ideas.” Learn more about this approach can be applied in your classroom and in your institution at large.
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Don Buckley, Director of Innovation and Technology at the School at Columbia University, has transformed learning spaces so they work for teachers and students and not just architects, has transformed textbooks so that they work for students and teachers and not just publishers, and has transformed new media resources so that they work for students and teachers and not just programmers. Make sure to check out Don’s project Tools at School, an innovative collaboration with designers and 8th graders at the School at Columbia.
Martin Levins is a science, design and technology educator with a focus on successful learning and a passion for teaching that has taken him into primary, secondary and tertiary classrooms. Currently Director of Information Technology at an independent school for boys in regional NSW, he is also involved in the development and delivery of training on the use of technology in education for teachers and educational leaders at schools and conferences around Australia and overseas. He has enjoyed a wide readership as the education columnist for Australian MacWorld magazine and (with Mal Lee) “Bring Your Own Technology” (ACER press). Martin is at once a team player and a leader, with the ability to identify educational opportunities and needs, and to develop resources and courses to meet them.