San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
INNOVATION & ENTREPRENUERSHIP DESIGN INSTITUTE:
Experience a one, two, three or four day professional development experience at IN2, IMSA’s new innovation center. Each day is independent, though participation in all four days gives participants the ability to apply new knowledge using design thinking principles and active hands-on and minds on activities. You are encouraged to come with one or more members from your school or organization team.
Norman "Storm" Robinson III, Ph.D
Executive Director, IMSA Professional Field Services
Monday June 12, 2017 - 8:30am to 3pm
This one-day workshop is for educators or individuals wishing to explore how to use design thinking to support innovative practice and creative solution-finding. Activities are designed for use in the classroom and can be translated to other ventures. June 12, $125 (one day price)
DESIGNING INNOVATION SPACES
IMSA Chief Innovation Officer
Tuesday June 13, 2017 - 8:30am to 3pm
Are you charged with exploring, designing or operating a new innovation or makerspace in your school, library or community center? This workshop is held at IN2, IMSA's new 6,400 square foot innovation center and includes:
- Lessons learned from designing and operating IMSA's new innovation center, IN2;
- Insights from visiting state of the art innovation spaces from Silicon Valley to Boston;
- Types of furniture, site amenities, hardware and software to consider for innovation spaces;
- Robust Q & A.
Bring along dimensions and photos for a future space and leave with the framework of a plan to execute or come with an open mind to get started on designing your organizations future innovation space. June 13, $125 (one day price)
MAKERSPACE FAST START
IN2 Makerspace Manager
Wednesday June 14, 2017, 8:30am to 3:00pm
This one-day intensive program prepares you to operate a makerspace in your school, library or community center. Spend the day at IMSA's state of the art makerspace in IN2. Delve into the software, hardware, student engagement, and programs you need to get your makerspace kick started, and go home with our fast start handbook. June 14, $125 (one day price)
ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEACHING & LEARNING
Carl Heine, Ph.D.
IMSA TALENT Program Director
Thursday June 15, 2017 - 8:30am to 3pm
This workshop is led by Dr. Carl Heine Director of the IMSA TALENT entrepreneurship program and also includes IMSA student leaders. This day covers lean start-up methodology, student entrepreneurship programming, internships, Chicago's 1871 digital incubator, the TALENT entrepreneurship curriculum, Power Pitch (IMSA's teen pitch contest) and engaging group work in the design of entrepreneurial teaching and learning. June 15, $125 (one day price)
Interested in participating in a one-week middle school entrepreneurship camp for professional development or to purchase a license to deliver this after-school or summer program in your area? See "Live Lab" Educator & Student, Teaching Entrepreneurship below.
Audience: Adult educators/technology and innovation professionals.
Lunch and all supplies are included. Please contact Sue Fricano at firstname.lastname@example.org for special dietary or ADA needs.
Bring your laptop or tablet.
Park in IMSA's east parking lot and enter through main front door.
PROBLEM BASED LEARNING DESIGN INSTITUTE
(seperate sign up see link below under registration information)
IMSA Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Design Institutes provide participants with experience as PBL learners engaged in a problem. From this experience, the participants analyze the critical elements of IMSA’s PBL model through dialogue with fellow participants and facilitators. They apply this knowledge as they engage in the design process for a problem to be used in their own classrooms. Participants receive instruction and mentoring from a team of experienced PBL practitioners.
In this institute participants will:
• Identify learning objectives linked to state and national standards and benchmarks
• Design a PBL scenario considering local context
• Develop problem materials and documents
• Understand coaching in PBL
• Design assessment opportunities and the problem documents
Registration Information: www.imsa.edu/extensionprograms/problem-based-learning
July 10-14 “Live Lab”Educator & Student, 8:30am - 3pm
Teaching Entrepreneurship – Carl Heine, Ph.D.
This hands-on professional development experience provides participants proven methods for teaching entrepreneurship to middle school and high school students. Students form and run startup teams, develop new products, services, effective business models, marketing strategies, pitch to investors and use the money raised to go to market. July 10-14, $175 (curriculum may be purchased separately)
NEW! Schools (located 25 miles from Aurora, IL) may purchase a license to use Lifecycle of a Startup and deduct the price of this program from the purchase price.