How do designers think, and how might educators leverage these mindsets for their teaching practice? Lace up your shoes for this design sprint and find out! In this session, we’ll quickly engage participants in a fun experience of Design Thinking practice, while also networking and meeting new people. Incorporating elements from Stanford University d.school’s popular Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking, this design sprint session will utilize Design Thinking methods and activities. Come prepared to engage in fast-paced redesigns of various topics, some related to education and some related to everyday life.
Ben works in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at The Ohio State University, where he is the Program Manager for College Ready Ohio, a state-funded grant initiative aiming to bridge the worlds of K12 and higher education through teacher professional development, strategic technology implementation, and online/hybrid learning. In addition, Ben coordinates OSU’s GE Online initiative, which aims to develop beautiful online sections of high-enrollment general education courses. Ben has master’s degrees in educational philosophy and psychology and in business administration, both from The Ohio State University. A former high school educator and learning specialist with OSU’s student athletes, Ben is also an Associate Director with the non-profit iBELIEVE Foundation, which promotes leadership development in Appalachian youth.