Integrating Literacy and Design Thinking

Speakers: Abby Morgan, Instructional Coach, Shawnee Mission School District
                 Brittany Gonser, Instructional Coach, Shawnee Mission School District
Day/Time: Wednesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - 5
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Windsor I - Embassy Suites

Instructional coaches from Apache Innovative School in the Shawnee MIssion School district will present ideas on how to integrate ELA standards with design thinking by having students collaborate with peers to solve problems encountered by characters. A variety of ideas on how to have students find problems, and create better solutions will be presented. Ideas for differentiating to meet the needs of all learners will be shared. At the end of this session, you will know how to engage K-6 students in design thinking through accessing ELA standards to solve problems encountered by characters in grade-level literacy.

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