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  • STUDIO LEARNING LABSNext Level Learning for Educators

    jackson@studiolearninglabs.org

    @studiolearnlabs

    studiolearninglabs.org

  • At STUDIO LEARNING LABS we believe Teachers who think like DESIGNERS create

    students who think like DESIGNERS.

  • What is Systems Thinking?

    Systems thinkingutilizes habits, tools and concepts to develop an understanding of the interdependent

    structures of dynamic systems.

    When individuals have a better understanding of systems, they are better able to identify the leverage

    points that lead to desired outcomes.

  • Working Thesis: By designing learning experiences that require students to think like a time traveler we can help students become systems thinkers

    and be better prepared for an unknown future.

  • think like a Time Traveler

  • Were preparing students for an unknown future

  • thats terrifying!

  • and not entirely true

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  • We cant allow the future to happen to students. Students need to create their future.

  • What would Marty McFly do?

  • What do Time Travelers do?

    Determine a destination

    Gather resources, including collaborators

    Identify leverage points

    Experiment with possible solutions

    Execute a plan

    Assess the situation

  • What do we want Students to do? Assess the situation

    Determine a destination

    Gather resources, including collaborators

    Identify leverage points

    Experiment with possible solutions

    Execute a plan

    Evaluate the problem

    Determine the goal

    Gather resources, work as a team

    Identify key elements

    Test ideas and prototype possibilities

    Publish a solution

  • What is the teachers role?

  • #think like doc brown

  • How did Doc Brown help Marty?

  • What can teachers do to help students create their own future?

  • What scenarios (historical or otherwise) could you use in your class to allow

    students to think like a Time Traveler.

  • What if cavemen only had 9 fingers? How would this affect our numerical system?

    How do housing developments affect prairie dog populations near E-470?

    How would Othello rate in the polls if he were running for president today?

    Given my current expenses and current income, how can I afford to attend my dream college?

    Think like a Time Traveler

  • Think like a Time Traveler

    Determine a destination

    Gather resources, including collaborators

    Identify leverage points

    Experiment with possible solutions

    Execute a plan

    Assess the situation

  • Successful Time Travelers are Systems Thinkers

  • STUDIO LEARNING LABSNext Level Learning for Educators

    jackson@studiolearninglabs.org

    @studiolearnlabs

    studiolearninglabs.org