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Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - JANUARY 2021 (VIRTUAL)

  • 12 Jan 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 26


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An Introduction to Invention Literacy

ATD Competency: 

Personal: Collaboration & Leadership, Lifelong Learning

Professional: Learning Sciences, Instructional Design

Organizational: Performance Improvement, Future Readiness


How do you teach innovation? Join us for a fun exploration of this question.

Across the US and around the world, educators at all levels are looking for strategies, tactics, and tools that will help their students become more creative. Traditional education focuses on helping students learn “pre-thought thoughts” (as one educator put it). However, many of the largest challenges facing humanity require innovative ways of thinking. But how do you teach innovation? In this hands-on learning workshop we’ll explore fun ways to explore this question.

Pre Workshop Assignment:

  1. Read this: https://medium.com/startup-grind/invention-literacy-5915a411e29d 
  2. Watch this: https://youtu.be/ibrwte1QqUE 
  3. This will be a hands-on experiential learning presentation. Please bring to the session:
  1. LED tea light (minimum of one but preferably two; available at Dollar stores)
  2. Aluminum foil
  3. Tape
  4. Paper - 8.5x11 printer paper works great
  5. Colored pencils/markers or crayons
  6. Small screwdriver (flat head not phillips head)

Presented By: 

Tom Heck is a highly effective educational leader with over 30 years of international experience specializing in spearheading teacher development and program expansion to maximize student achievement and strengthen overall growth potential.

Tom offers an array of skills in teacher professional development improvement, engaging project-based learning, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, public speaking, curriculum development and engineering.

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