The world is currently united in confronting the consequences of COVID-19. For students, parents, and educators around the world, an immediate challenge is how to adapt to learning from home. OpenIDEO aims to respond to these new needs of educators and families, while also reimagining more equitable and resilient learning systems for the future.
You can access the event on Zoom with this link https://ideo.zoom.us/j/93717393453 - please arrive at 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start.
Join us for this two hour online ideation session to share and spotlight the best examples of creativity and resourcefulness among educators and families, so every learning community has a chance to emerge from this better than it entered.
How might we help educators, parents, and students adapt to remote learning while also using this moment to radically reimagine what we need our education systems to be?
We’re looking to explore insight and collaborative ideas from those who are impacted most by school closures: parents/caregivers, students and educators. Help us imagine how we can reshape schools and learning post-COVID.
Further details and the agenda will be released closer to the date.
IDEO, in partnership with ISTE, The Teachers Guild and School Retool, is launching this two-week sprint, seeking to understand how people like you have been working to reshape teaching and learning during COVID-19 and beyond. Anyone can make a submission of ideas and inspiration can be submitted from now until 19th May 2020.
A huge thank you to our partner – Experience Haus is a leading design consultancy and training provider that helps students build their portfolio with real-world client projects. Offering the most immersive, hands-on courses in Product, Service and User Experience Design (UX).
OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform to help people worldwide break barriers, find support, and iterate on the ideas of many to create real change.
Local Chapters host events to facilitate the development of fresh, scaleable ideas to address issues that matter. Anyone can take part - with or without a predetermined idea. Our London Chapter facilitators will help participants explore and submit proposals to be submitted on the OpenIDEA platform. The most promising will be selected for further development.
Find out more on the OpenIDEO site.
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The New School
Director and Co-Headteacher
Cristian is an HCPC registered clinical psychologist with a background in education sciences. He holds ten years experience in developing innovative psychological interventions and dedicated the first part of his career providing school counselling, career development and psychotherapy for children and adults. His research interests include the need for closure, educational coaching and implicit theories. Cristian enjoys applying design thinking methodology for developing meaningful social projects and is a founder of the OpenIDEO London Chapter.
Carol is an innovation and product development leader, facilitator and mentor with over 20 years’ experience in the education industry. She holds a Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and is currently working as a new Product Development and Innovation Lead for IELTS, the leading English proficiency exam for study, migration and work.
Carol is also a certified Lego ® Serious Play ® facilitator, core team member of She Leads Change and an Innovation and Strategy Consultant, coaching clients in using lean and design thinking tools to improve their business models and value propositions.
Previously, she worked in the Innovation and Product Development space at Pearson PLC as a Global Product Lifecycle Implementation Director, responsible for implementing an award-winning product lifecycle framework and a new, lean way of working into teams across the globe. As Product Development Manager, responsible for developing educational products for young learners and adults and Head of Mentoring for Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL), Carol was responsible for designing, delivering and championing mentoring programmes for women at Pearson in the UK. Under her headship, Pearson won Dynamic Mentoring Organisation of the Year through the Women Ahead/30% Club Cross-Company Mentoring Scheme in 2018.
Lucy is the director and Co-Headteacher of a new democratic school opening in West Norwood in September. She is a qualified teacher, with a PCGE from Cambridge, a 1st Class Hons in Social Psychology, a 1st Class Hons in Nutritional Therapy and Herbal Medicine, and a Diploma in Psychoneuroimmunology (Evolutionary Biology).
Lucy started her career in teaching to make a difference - but she learned from the outset that we need to think differently about our teaching practices. Recognising that the systems and structures inherent in our education system contribute to only a small minority 'succeeding', and the outcomes-based performance and accountability culture limits our ability to include all young people; she left teaching to work for The Prince's Trust, the leading youth charity supporting NEET young people. This furthered her awareness of the many young people disengaged from education, through dropping out, being excluded, or being present in the classroom but mentally disengaging. Her deep love for knowledge, led her to research health education in relation to children and families, the body and mind from the perspective of attachment, and the social and emotional needs of young people. Having her own children focused her attention on what an alternative democratic model of education could look like.
Armed with the knowledge gained from across her career, Lucy created The New School to put her research into practice, to challenge the current educational paradigm, and in doing so seeks to address the many deeply entrenched problems in education and society.
Third Sector Design
Senior Service Designer
Partnerships & Product Manager
Open Food Network