Designing for Change: Using Design Thinking to Develop Agency, Empowerment, and Empathy in our Students Presented by the Manhattanville Center for Design Thinking and the School of Education
This November 12, 2020 online forum featured educators and students from local Westchester school districts discussing their high school design thinking programs, including how they integrated design thinking to promote skills and mindsets for understanding multiple perspectives, collaboration, problem definition and problem-solving, and leadership.
Moderated by Dr. Alison Carson, Associate Provost for Academic Innovation and Design Thinking, panelists were Jennifer Laden (Byram Hills High School), Brian McDonald (Scarsdale High School), Duane Smith (Byram Hills High School), Melissa Stahl (Byram Hills High School), and Lisa Yokana (Scarsdale High School.)
On September 3, 2020, a panel discussion entitled Engaging High School Students via Distance Learning: Challenges and Strategies was presented as part of a doctoral capstone project by Garfield Charles, Manhattanville doctoral candidate in educational leadership and Assistant Dean, Bella House, Greenwich High School.
Educators fresh from the 2020 Greenwich Public School Summer School (CT) program talked about the challenges, solutions, and strategies they encountered in working with high school students in the virtual classroom. Panelists represented many disciplines, including English, Math, Social Studies, Biology, and Special Education.
The March 25, 2020 School of Education Distinguished Lecturer event with Reverend Dr. Blaine Edele, pastor of the Union Memorial Church in Stamford, CT, unfortunately had to be canceled. However, Rev. Dr. Edele has graciously created his presentation "The Benefits of Play for Adults and Children" for viewing at home. Please click hereto view this slide show presentation with voiceover by Rev. Dr. Edele.