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Saturday, October 20 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Making Stuff that Matters: A Social Justice Lens

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It’s not enough to just make things—we have to help students make things that make a difference. In this session, we will share examples of projects in which students design with others, not merely for others. In moving away from designing "for" others, we are encouraging participatory design, an approach that actively involves all stakeholders to ensure the result meets their needs and is usable.

Educators will participate in a design sprint, document their process, view exemplar projects, and engage in collective discussions. Participants will design for one another by learning about their partner’s needs and designing with those in mind. They will also engage with their partners by designing with them not merely for them. They will present their prototypes to one another and get feedback.

Participants will reflect and discuss how we can move beyond stereotypes and build empathetic capacity in our students, concluding with brainstorming ways to apply the learning in our classrooms.

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Lisa Yokana

STEAM Coordinator, Scarsdale High School
An educator for over fifteen years, Lisa Yokana is the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) coordinator at Scarsdale High School, where she designed and teaches a three level STEAM course sequence for Scarsdale’s Design Lab. She works with teachers across the disciplines... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Large Group Greeting Room (fits 50 people, GROUND FLOOR)