Charter Governing Council meeting Nov. 28, 2017, 2:30 pm, WCC classroom 107
SPECIALIZED TEACHER TRAINING IN DESIGN THINKING METHOD
What is DESIGN THINKING?
The Design Thinking approach assumes learning is a call to action, with students “learning by doing”. Design Thinking promotes a solution-based approach to problem solving. Using this framework, students solve problems through creating and innovating, using their critical thinking and collaboration skills, creativity, empathy, curiosity, and optimism. Students immerse themselves in innovation by drawing on methods and ideas from various disciplines, including math, science, arts, and the social sciences.
How will it be applied to the curriculum?
The Design Thinking method will be used to plan and implement West County Charter’s instructional program and will impact teaching and learning on a daily basis. Students will draw from components of Design Thinking in their daily learning, with a goal of completing two to three culminating project-based learning projects each school year.
WHY CHOOSING WEST COUNTY CHARTER WILL BENEFIT YOUR 7TH AND 8TH GRADE CHILD
Dynamic innovative curriculum, teaching methods, and project based learning
Teaching and learning programs enhanced by the hands-on Design Thinking approach
Participation opportunities in advanced classes at neighboring El Molino High School
Small school environment with individualized attention to different learning styles
Smaller student to teacher ratio
Charter school governance structure offers greater parent participation, input and influence
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