TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Ellis School recognized for 'design thinking'

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By Megan Harris
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 4:57 p.m.
 

The Ellis School was named an educational leader in “design thinking” by the Institute of Design at Stanford University, joining fewer than 50 schools recognized nationwide.

Design thinking encourages students to research and learn by reading, conducting interviews and observing — anything that sparks creativity and critical thinking at deeper levels than listening to lectures or taking notes.

Stanford's K12 Lab Network established the honor to track the global design thinking movement in education, according to its website.

Design thinking challenges students to solve real-world problems, a concept embraced by Ellis' director of instructional and informational technologies Lisa Abel-Palmieri. Students interpret their findings and come up with possible solutions for experimentation and critique.

Palmieri co-founded a weekly Twitter-based conversation on technology innovation for educators. She invites anyone interested in design thinking to join the discussion at 9 p.m. Wednesdays with the hashtag #dtk12chat.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Western Pennsylvania schools’ denial of access to roofers prompts suit
  2. Locke struggles again early, Pirates lose again in Milwaukee
  3. Asking price for Penguins franchise said to be at a record $750M
  4. Steelers accomplish mission to get younger, faster on defense
  5. Picketer found to be at fault in accident at ATI plant
  6. American to halt 2 direct routes from Pittsburgh International
  7. Police: Woman faked Mt. Pleasant robbery
  8. Bubble players get last chance to impress Steelers
  9. SUP3Rivers SouthSide festival floats idea of stand-up paddleboarding
  10. McKeesport council approves mineral rights lease under Renzie Park
  11. Financial exec gets 8 years for fraud