"When we tell kids to complete an assignment, we get compliance. When we empower learners to explore and learn how to make an impact on the world, we inspire problem solvers and innovators.”
Learning by Design 2019 was a conference for educational practitioners organised by practitioners.
We were delighted to announce that the following experienced professionals were in attendance: presenting their ideas, as well as facilitating conversations and demonstrating best practice.
Click on the link below for a list of Learning by Design 2019 workshops.
"I think about how power and privilege and race and class tend to work. … So, when I think about wanting to center young people in my practice, I try to listen to kids; I want to go to places where young people are using their voices.”
"I’m inspired by people who are determined to find positive solutions to the challenges they face, either in the classroom or in developing vision and strategy. Every school and training room is full of potential and opportunity; all of us are capable of making a positive difference to the world."
"While everyone looks at how we could help young people become better problem-solvers, we’re not thinking how we could create a generation of problem finders.”
"News credibility is the challenge of our time…. We will fail if we try to use algorithms alone to solve the fake news problem."
"Who would have guessed that transforming our schools would necessitate that we focus first on transforming ourselves?"
“A well-framed message jolts the status quo and compels audiences to think and act in ways that transcend the proverbial box.”
"The Sustainable Development Goals offer students of all ages a roadmap for taking action for their communities and for their world; for their present and for their futures.”
"His ability to evoke a wide range of emotions from his rapt audiences enables him to bewitch people with his stories and make listening to him, as well as watching him, an unforgettable experience.”
"I don’t think my trajectory is unusual. Trying on a career for size, finding it doesn’t fit, switching to a second or a third — that’s par for the course these days.”