The Iowa 1:1 Institute exists to:
  • Help the Midwest’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;
  • Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the Midwest; and
  • Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.
The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.  
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Wednesday, April 4 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Design Thinking in a Makerspace

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Tech-infused makerspaces provide accessibility and equity for students to work through the design thinking process and bring ideas to life. Students empathize and define problems, generate solutions through ideation, and work through rapid prototyping and testing. Successes and failures are celebrated throughout the process, empowering students to embrace innovation.In this session participants will understand the steps of the design thinking process: empathizing, defining, ideating, prototyping, and testing while working hands-on through the process themselves on a design thinking activity!

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Melissa Englert

Innovation and Learning Coach, Chillicothe R-II Schools
Melissa is a middle school Innovation and Learning Coach, working with teachers to leverage technology to improve instruction. She is a Google Certified Innovator and a Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs... Read More →

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Melissa Young

Ed Tech Specialist, Chillicothe R-II Schools

Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT