Design Thinking:  Using Critical Thinking Skills to Solve Authentic Real World Problems
Presenter: Todd Bandow
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Session Description: 
Students at Beavercreek City Schools are collaborating together to solve real-world problems through the design thinking process. In our design labs, students research real issues, create empathy, design pro-types, test the pro-types, present their findings to classmates and adults, and then create a final product that can be used for real world application. This process is student-led and highly collaborative and engaging. This session will provide student created presentations and proto-types and teacher lesson plans on the design thinking process for grades 8-12.
Presenter Bio:
Director of English Language Learners and Instructional Services Supervisor at Beavercreek City Schools. In charge of Design Thinking Programs including the following: development of partnerships, student internships, curriculum and instruction, implementation of products and services, and innovation club. Responsible for overall management and delivery of English Language Learners services and instruction. Supervises services and supports for special needs students at Shaw Elementary and Ferguson Hall 9th Grade Academy.