Recently, I was interviewed on behalf of The Teachers Guild regarding my experiences and involvement with the Atlanta K12 Design Challenge. The Teachers Guild is an online forum for educators all over the world to collaborate and utilize the Design Thinking process to tackle challenges in education. My interview was related to a challenge regarding professional development, and I believe that public/private collaboration is one of the most essential pieces missing in professional development design today. My passion for improving professional development was ignited through my involvement with the Atlanta K12 Design Challenge, a partnership between Atlanta area independent schools, Fulton County Schools, and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. The partnership invokes the use of Design Thinking as a process for school innovation, and the collaboration among schools is essential to the success of the partnership.
THE TEACHERS GUILD CHALLENGE:
How might we reimagine professional learning so that we continue to grow, feel inspired, and have the greatest impact on students?