Design Thinking: First Day of School
Middle School Faculty engaged in a Design Thinking Flashlab to reimagine the first day of school. Conducting empathy interviews with several of our student “users” we were amazed to learn that students want time to ease in and reconnect.
Students will be spending time in breakout sessions and stations to learn about their Chromebooks, online resources/texts, Haiku, Power School, and care for their CBs. They will meet with their conference mentors and set goals for student led conferences, as well as set up their new Digication ePortfolios.
The Deans will cover essential items from the handbook and boys and girls will break out into groups to discuss what it means to Respect and Protect. There is plenty of time built in for social connections and snacks, as well as practicing that new locker combination, and maybe even some kickball. It’s going to be a fun day and a great start to a new school year!
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