Month: May 2016

PEN Newsletter Issue #3

This week we sent out the third issue of the Progressive Educators Network newsletter.   We rarely have exactly the resources we might want in the classroom. This issue we explore how to best use the things we do have.   In the wake of a devastating storm, Beatrice Heine and her class give us an insight into student-directed emergent curriculum.   Leadership consultant and principal of twenty years Barbara Stone shares her thoughts on the potential of existing technology in the classroom.   And we review Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today, an inspiring book from Richard Gerver, who delivered...

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‘Design Thinking for Kids’ at Sydney Design Festival

As part of the Sydney Design Festival (September 2 to 16) we will be running a series of workshops for teachers and parents. ‘Design Thinking with Kids’ is a two hour workshop that gives teachers and parents the tools and skills to introduce children (aged 5 and up) to Design Thinking. Whether it’s designing a new musical instrument, building the perfect home for a pet, designing ways to save energy around the house or even a better way to get to Saturn, Design Thinking provides a fun way of exploring problems and building important social and cognitive skills. On...

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