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We > Me: Using Digital Empathy to Pivot in a Pandemic and Connect with Your Audience

Designing Schools

Release Date: 11/11/2020

Transferring Skills from the Classroom to the Corporate World with Danielle Cevallos show art Transferring Skills from the Classroom to the Corporate World with Danielle Cevallos

Designing Schools

Transferring Skills from the Classroom to the Corporate World with Danielle Cevallos

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How Coffee, Curiosity and Confidence Led Mokhtar Alkhanshali to Design His Future show art How Coffee, Curiosity and Confidence Led Mokhtar Alkhanshali to Design His Future

Designing Schools

It’s not everyday that I have a guest whose story encompasses elements of design thinking in both their personal and professional lives.  In this episode Mokhtar Alkhanshali, whose NYT Bestselling Author Dave Eggers calls “The Monk of Mokha” shares how his curiosity in the origins of coffee allowed him to build a life at the intersection of his passion and purpose.  To learn more about Designing Schools click . 

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The Risks and Rewards of Artificial Intelligence in Education with Erik Brynjolfsson show art The Risks and Rewards of Artificial Intelligence in Education with Erik Brynjolfsson

Designing Schools

With everyone talking about ChatGPT and the acceleration of AI today's conversation is with economist and author Erik Brynjolfsson on why we should race with the machine not against the machine. He shares why we have to return to a conversation about our values and vision to guide the decisions we make as we reinvent education for what he calls The Second Machine Age.  When we step back and assess the risks and rewards of existing and emerging technologies in the context of the needs of our learners we create a culture of innovation built on empathy.  Template: Dowload the free...

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Stories, Trust, Innovation, and Recognizing Others Through Social Networking show art Stories, Trust, Innovation, and Recognizing Others Through Social Networking

Designing Schools

Both personal and professional development can be improved through social media. There are many tools that can be used to share stories, ideas, and build relationships.   Social media is the perfect medium for boosting creativity and encouraging innovation since it is not restricted by any physical or geographic boundaries. It's a powerful platform for those with innovative ideas to express their thoughts and share experiences. There are a number of strategies one can use on social media that can help to create deeper connections with their followers, create greater awareness of their...

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Align the Science of Research With the Artistry of Classroom Teaching with Jon Corippo show art Align the Science of Research With the Artistry of Classroom Teaching with Jon Corippo

Designing Schools

In the digital age, it’s important to teach students how to use technology as a tool in order to learn and not be left behind. When applied in tandem with design thinking, we can start to teach students how to solve problems in a new and innovative way. Jon Corippo co-founded and developed a series of instructional lesson frames called EduProtocols that are designed to engage students in learning through the 4 C's:   1. Critical thinking 2. Collaboration 3. Communication 4. Creativity   EduProtocols were created to address the need for students to engage in deeper learning using...

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Trust, Creativity, Accomplishments, Vision: The Four Pillars of Success show art Trust, Creativity, Accomplishments, Vision: The Four Pillars of Success

Designing Schools

The four pillars of leadership and social influence are:   1. Building trust 2. Encouraging creativity 3. Recognizing accomplishments 4. Inspiring a collective vision.   In order to be a successful leader and have social influence, one must be able to demonstrate these qualities. For example, someone who is creative can come up with new ideas that will help those around them grow; someone who has accomplished a lot can show others what they can do if they work hard enough; someone who inspires others to work together on a common goal is an excellent leader with social influence....

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Learn to Become a Life Ready Innovator and Reimagine the World show art Learn to Become a Life Ready Innovator and Reimagine the World

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The best way to get learners to see the space in between as an opportunity is to create a culture of innovation. This can be done through leadership and design thinking. When it comes to innovation, leaders should be able to take a step back and see the big picture, whereas design thinkers should be able to understand the needs of the student and create solutions that are both innovative and practical.   Leadership is key when it comes to creating a culture of innovation. Leaders should be able to step back from their day-to-day work and see the bigger picture in terms of innovation....

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Promoting Educational Innovation and Equity in Our Community’s Schools show art Promoting Educational Innovation and Equity in Our Community’s Schools

Designing Schools

The future of schools is changing. The current education system is in need of change more than ever. Schools should focus on what students want to learn, and not what teachers want to teach them. Students should have the opportunity to explore their interests and passions in a safe environment.   The nation's schools are under more pressure than ever to educate kids for an information-rich, high-tech, entrepreneurial, global economy that demands a highly trained, informed, adaptable, and competent workforce. Today, postsecondary education is required for 80% of well-paying occupations....

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More Teachers and More Leaders: Dr. Shane Hotchkiss on How to Improve Education in the Future show art More Teachers and More Leaders: Dr. Shane Hotchkiss on How to Improve Education in the Future

Designing Schools

In both Virginia and Pennsylvania, Shane Hotchkiss has over 23 years of combined educational and managerial experience. He's worked as a fourth grade teacher, an elementary reading specialist, an elementary assistant principal, an elementary principal, and an assistant superintendent. Dr. Hotchkiss has also taught at Wilkes University, Cabrini College, and Wilson College as an adjunct professor.   Shane graduated from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, with a doctorate in educational leadership. He got his Master's Degree in Education from Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA,...

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Making a Positive Impact in the Lives of Students Through Equity, Innovation, and Change show art Making a Positive Impact in the Lives of Students Through Equity, Innovation, and Change

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A good superintendent should have a deep understanding of the district’s needs and be able to build relationships with parents, teachers, students and other stakeholders. They should also be able to lead design thinking in order to develop innovative solutions for problems in the education system. Some duties of the superintendent include directing planning and scheduling, budgeting, student assessment and determining appropriate resources for schools.   Josh Van Norman took over as Superintendent of the San Antonio Union School District on July 2nd, 2019. He is looking forward to...

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For the past decade Digital Futurist Brian Fanzo has been able to predict future trends with great accuracy. One of these trends is the importance of sharing your story or as Brian says, “Press the Damn Button.” And in 2018 we saw the World Economic Forum identify Leadership and Social Influence as a trending skill. 

In this Episode we Discuss:

  • What he means by digital empathy and how he used it to pivot during the pandemic
  • Strategies to prepare for the ambiguity of tomorrow by preparing today
  • Why our challenges are people problems that we need to solve with people
  • Why stories and online content should include the process not just the end results
  • Why he believes we should have a WE > ME mindset
  • The relationship between taking care of ourselves and giving back to other
  • The future of virtual events and why we should redefine how we use the word “interactive” 

Connect with Brian

To learn more about Brian you can visit his website and I highly recommend you follow him across all platforms where he diversifies his content for Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN and YouTube. You can learn more from Brian about how to enhance your virtual presentations here.

Connect with Sabba

You can connect with me, Sabba on LinkedIn Instagram and Twitter @AskMsQ or visit my website askmsq.com.