Design Thinking in Round Rock ISD

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/6″][vc_column_text]I feel like every turn I take I’m hit with the idea of Design Thinking. That’s usually a sign that one should embrace the fates and dive in and learn the concept. And the latest encounter was when I saw that one of my favorite new sites, teachersguild.org‘s latest design challenge was, “How might we reimagine professional learning so that we continue to grow, feel inspired, and have the greatest impact on our students?”

The Design Thinking process helps teams and individuals discover and implement solutions to questions that cannot be Googled. It’s a process which relies on creativity, fearless failure, collective wisdom, and courage to implement. The Guild just finished the Ideate phase of the latest collaboration and is now immersed in the Evolve phase where teachers and thinkers from around the country are generating and tuning ideas about reimagining professional development. During the Discover phase we shared our Vicarious PD program and it was the most viewed idea from around the country. That idea of creating effective systems for teachers to share their learning has now moved into the Evolve phase and teachers and other experts from around the country are taking our idea and making it even better.

Learn more about the Design Thinking process by following #dtk12chat and #reimaginepd on Twitter, read this, or watch this.

We will be replicating the Design Thinking process in the spring semester to look at one of Dr. Flores’ 5 Challenges for a Breakthrough Year. We are building a Design Thinking culture in the professional development department as we enjoy embracing projects and ideas without clear solutions. If you would like to work with us on some exciting upcoming opportunities, just let us know. You know where to find us.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/6″][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2GdvoYOtjM”][dt_fancy_separator][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UfiZHY9900″][dt_fancy_separator][vc_raw_html]JTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwYXN5bmMlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnN0YXRpYy5tZWRpdW0uY29tJTJGZW1iZWQuanMlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0UlM0NhJTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJtLXN0b3J5JTIyJTIwZGF0YS1jb2xsYXBzZWQlM0QlMjJ0cnVlJTIyJTIwaHJlZiUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGbWVkaXVtLmNvbSUyRnRlYWNoZXJzZ3VpbGQlMkZyZWZyYW1lLXByb2JsZW1zLWFzLW9wcG9ydHVuaXRpZXMtdG8tYmUtY3JlYXRpdmUtYmY2MzVhNzE1ZWJjJTIyJTNFUmVmcmFtZSUyMFByb2JsZW1zJTIwYXMlMjBPcHBvcnR1bml0aWVzJTIwdG8lMjBCZSUyMENyZWF0aXZlJTNDJTJGYSUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]