Visible Learning: Design Thinking Methodologies for K-16 Educators


Visible Learning: Design Thinking Methodologies for K-16 Educators
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 7-8 pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

Join us for this essential workshop exploring Design Thinking—a systematic, iterative process that maximizes the potential for student-devised creative solutions. Investigate a human-centered approach to solving real-world problems by understanding users’ needs and developing insights that can impact individuals and communities. Learn how K-16 educators are successfully implementing a design-thinking process to lead students in meaningful creative problem-solving experiences. Take away inspiration and information for implementing design thinking methodologies in your classroom.

Rande Blank

Director, MAT Art + Design Education University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; NAEA Design Interest Group Chair

Rande Blank provides professional development for PK-16 teachers and teaches preservice students about design thinking in the art classroom, strategies and accommodations for students with special needs, and curriculum writing. She supervises and evaluates student teachers and is the NAEA student chapter liaison. 

Rande is active in state and national art and design education associations, is the Chair of the Design Interest Group (DIG) for NAEA and presents regularly at the NAEA, Pennsylvania Art Education Association & Art Education New Jersey conferences. She is the director of the Higher Education Division of PAEA and on the advisory boards of the NAEA Summer Studio Design Thinking Institute and DesignED. Rande earned her MEd from Arcadia University and her BS in Design at University of Maryland, and completed Post Bach at MCAD.

Stephanie Silverman

Assistant Professor, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA; Art + Design Education Graduate Program; Upper School Art + Design Educator, The Tatnall School, Wilmington, DE

Stephanie’s interest and expertise includes design thinking and interdisciplinary art and design. Her secondary students have been awarded over 500 regional awards and 12 national medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, and have been awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships and prizes for their creative accomplishments since 2010. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and the University of the Arts (MAT, Art + Design Education), Stephanie is a National Board-Certified Art + Design Educator (Early Adolescence/Young Adulthood-Art) and holds a Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate in K-12 Art with experience teaching age 3 through the graduate level. Stephanie is the 2013 Delaware Secondary Art Educator of the Year and the National Art Education Association’s 2015 Eastern Region Secondary Art Educator of the Year. She is a practicing artist and a regular presenter at both state and national conferences.

Diane Richards

Art Educator, The Hill School, Pottstown, PA

Diane Richards is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design ‘93 with a BFA in Illustration. She has been an art educator for 14 years. Currently, Diane is a high school art educator at The Hill School, a private boarding school, where she teaches Design Thinking, Digital Photography, Fibers, Studio Art and is the advisor to the school’s yearbook. When Diane is not teaching, she is working on her Master’s degree at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in their low-residency MFA program. Before teaching, she spent 15 years as a graphic designer. She loves building creative confidence within her students.

Upon completion of this NAEA webinar, you may earn 1 hour of professional development credit as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you may view/print a Certification of Participation under the "Contents" tab. You may also print a transcript of all webinars attended under the "Dashboard" link in the right sidebar section of the page.  

Clock hours provided upon completion of any NAEA professional learning program are granted for participation in an organized professional learning experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction, and can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. It is the responsibility of the participant to verify acceptance by professional governing authorities in their area.

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