Child & Family Agency and DMHAS Present:
Designing for Change:
Developing Innovative Solutions to Complex Problems
Course Description: Design thinking is a creative problem-solving methodology in which teams work together to identify the needs of a community and respond by designing product or service solutions. In this hands on workshop participants will experience a mini design thinking challenge, and explore the basic principles of human-centered design.
Instructor: Dr. Erick Gordon is the first Innovations Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University. He was a NYC classroom teacher, the founding director of the Student Press Initiative, and the former director of the New York City Writing Project. With over twenty years in education, he has taught in a far-reaching range of classrooms, from California to Kathmandu. His many students have included incarcerated youth at Rikers Island, ESL teachers in Chinatown, energetic middle school students in Downtown Manhattan, and hundreds of English teachers at Teachers College. He is a lifelong educator committed to social justice, a belief in human capacity, and equity through innovative education.
A light breakfast and lunch are provided without charge.
There is no cost for attending this seminar.
Date: Friday, May 8, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Place: Homewood Suites – Glastonbury, CT
85 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT 06033 ph 860-659-1025
Social Work CEU’S have been applied for.
Funding for this seminar series is made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).