What was your original HMW (How Might We) question coming out of the January 14th Design Workshop?
How might we design student-driven learning experiences to capitalize on students' curiosity.
Tell us about your team's experience with the Empathy phase and the biggest surprises and unexpected insights you found.
We found the Empathy phase quite insightful. We were surprised at the parents' satisfaction with the educational experience their children are having. They like the well-rounded experience Woodward North provides.
Tell us about your team's experience with the Design Summit. What stands out most? What will you take with you?
We were amazed how emotionally and mentally exhausted we were. It was surprising to us that we failed BIG with our prototype when we thought we were going in with the answer to our HMW statement.
What POV (Point of View) statement did you settle on at the Design Summit (at least for now)?
We met caring teachers.
We were amazed to realize many teachers want to facilitate an innovative learning environment, they just don't know how.
It would be game changing if we could provide WN teachers a way to learn and apply innovative teaching strategies to meet the evolving needs of our students.
Tell us about the prototype you built at the Design Summit. What was it? How did it address your POV? In the testing you did with users, what did you learn?
Initially, we prototyped an Innovation Coach who would be responsible for assisting teachers to implement innovative teaching strategies. We thought this person would be the resource answer to our POV statements. We realized that one person is not the answer but that it will be a community of learners with the desire for change that will make the difference.
Tell us about what you're going to do next to continue iterating. What's your action plan? What are you doing on Empathy? What are you doing on Define/POV? What are you planning to do on your prototype?
We are in the process of developing a prototype for a Professional Learning Community to be led by an Innovative Leader and team. Our plan is to share a storyboard of the opportunities that this will make available and get feedback from our faculty.
At this point, our prototype is not complete to share.
What other reflections on the process to date and the collaboration with other schools would you like to share?