INTEGRATED LEARNING INSTITUTE
Designed, created, and led the 4 day Integrated Learning Institute (ILI) for Principal teams from 6 public school districts through the Cotsen Foundation.
It focused on weaving the NGSS Crosscutting standards through math, literacy, and social studies into meaningful hands-on, impact-driven learning experiences to transform classroom learning.
RESEARCH TO PRACTICE FOR EDUCATORS
Synthesized research, conducted qualitative ethnographic research, then wrote books for educators guiding them on how to apply the research into practice.
Research/Practice/Publish cycle repeated 56 times:
synthesize learning sciences research - design and develop - implementation and iteration - conduct qualitative ethnographic research - analyze data - improve/iterate - conduct qualitative ethnographic research - blog for input - present at trainings/conferences - publish.
INCLUSIVE INNOVATION - USER-CENTERED DESIGN - PARENT EXPLORATORY STEAM LEARNING NIGHTS
Multigenerational learning through the discovery-based approach to creative problem solving and play. Students became teachers of their families and teachers.
Led inclusive design approaches to create Parent Exploratory Learning STEAM nights at 10 urban schools. They included: various TK-6 robots, building circuits, Lego construction, giant decks of cards and tangrams, Makey Makey foot pianos, green screen technology creations, Scratch coding, etc.
SEE SUMMIT 2 - STUDENT LED CONFERENCE
Mentor/coach/advisor for a nationwide group of high school students. Over 4 months, we discussed issues related to mental health from their perspectives and facilitated the creation of a presentation/conference session for the SEE Summit 2 (Digital Promise) to help educators of all levels better understand mental health from the student perspective after 2.5+ years of the pandemic.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SPEAKER
Designed and led numerous international workshops on topics including: design thinking, inclusive innovation, robotics & emerging technology, entrepreneurship, technology integration, learning sciences research, helping learners thrive, learner-centered design, student-centered learning, and organizational leadership.