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Thursday, March 29 • 10:30am - 4:00pm
Empathy-based hacking for school-wide transformation

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Changes at the school level are often hard to “hack,” and how do you know if what you think needs to be changed will be impactful for students? In this Deep Dive with the School Retool team, we’ll explore how a deep empathy experience lead to insights and aspirations. We’ll then try on a hack mindset and use designable levers for change—like role, ritual, and space, to take first steps toward change at your school. We’ll hear from experienced School Retool hackers as we brainstorm based on big ideas from Deeper Learning schools, and work together to design hacks that you can try at your school right away. Before you come, join the Shadow a Student Challenge and experience life as a student in your school. In the Deep Dive, we’ll debrief the shadow experience and design next steps for action.


Jason Strong

Principal, Richmond County Elementary and Middle School
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Cassandra Thonstad

Assistant Principal, Newberg School District
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Martha Torres

Visiting Assistant Professor, NYU Steinhardt
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Peter Worth

School Retool Design Team, Stanford d.school
Peter Worth is a member of the design team for School Retool, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO dedicated to helping school leaders hack their school cultures toward deeper learning. Peter's background includes teaching, learning design, professional development, and education... Read More →

Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm PDT
HTHI 208