The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising.
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Best of the Minnesota Summit Webinars
October 17, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Think Your Way Out of the Problem
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT
Presented by: Pamela McGee, Denise Gorsline, Joshua Behl, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
To successfully navigate today’s challenges in education, regardless of the level, we need to find a way to create a culture of innovation and collaboration. Using practices that have been effective in business seemed like a good place to start. Design thinking is a process that unites people around collaborative learning and solves a “real” problem at the same time. Using these design thinking principles, MSUM launched a Think Tank initiative to help faculty create collaboratively, solve a problem for the university, and potentially join a growing team of innovators who teach design thinking on campus. Attend this session to learn how the Academic Affairs Innovation Team, deans, and faculty created Think Tanks, using design thinking principles and the lessons learned along the way. You’ll learn from the perspective of an administrator, a faculty participant, and an academic dean on how and why this worked, some challenges along the way, and how you might try out this process.
All Minnesota State employees are welcome to attend at no charge, free monthly webinars on topics related to teaching and learning with technology. These are offered through the Minnesota Learning Commons which sponsors the Minnesota Summit on Learning and Technology conference. The webinars include the most highly rated presentations from the past year’s Summit (2019), as well as presentations on special projects by educators from around the state.