This year, our Tech Team partnered with the Teaching, Learning, and Accountability Department in our district to align Rebel U to our district focus of Human Centered Design. Our Team is by no means an expert in this area, so we were ready to learn all we could about the concept and how this translates to the technology that is being utilized by our teachers and students. In a nutshell, we are all designers and the approach we take can follow an uniform process, but the end results could be very different and personalized.
document with our teachers that to help them think beyond the content to the reason, the essence, and the purpose of what is being learned—the WHY and WHO. This was demonstrated through a quick activity about cell phones that helped demonstrate the WHY and WHO of design thinking.
At the end of the day, teachers were asked to separate themselves into one of five groups that they would like to explore further. In exploration of this group, we were asking them how they could connect the ideas, tools, and resources they learned about during the day and use them to enhance communications and relationships. Below is a breakdown of the number of teachers and the relationships they chose to explore further.