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27 Sep 2016

Design Movement | Make Cents? w/ Andy Saberioon

Andy Saberioon, Co-Founder of PledgeCents joins Design Movement to discuss the unique (crowd)fundraising design model developed to support educators throughout the US. Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

09 Jun 2016

Design Movement | The Post With Ryan Baum

Design Movement welcomes Ryan Baum to The Post. Ryan is a principal at Jump Associates. He is a partner and advisor to Fortune 500 executives setting the course for large-scale transformations. The Post is a segment after podcast and where Brett is interviewed by the guest on Design Movement. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-baum-b6a4a37 Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

02 Jun 2016

Design Movement| Tactics vs Stategies w/ Ryan Baum

Design Movement welcomes Ryan Baum. Ryan is a principal at Jump Associates. He is a partner and advisor to Fortune 500 executives setting the course for large-scale transformations. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-baum-b6a4a37 Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

31 May 2016

Project Based Planning & Embracing the KNOWN

There are a lot of unknowns when crafting a new project based learning opportunity for students. In fact, student choice and the selection of problem that doesn’t have a defined solution is largely what makes PBL great AND what makes it daunting and full of unknowns for teachers. A team of teachers – Zach, T.J., and Robin – are getting the band back together for a second iteration of an interdisciplinary PBL project, and we are choosing to embrace the […]

27 May 2016

Kindergarten PBL: Happy Habitats

“Zoo Atlanta called. They need to design better habitats for their animals that reflect their natural habitats. What should we do?” This was the initial, challenging question that launched the PBL unit for the Kindergarteners. When I first met with Kindergarten Head of Grade, Eileen Fennelly to learn about this project, I was struck by her team’s ability to weave together a rich, Gold Standard PBL unit with design thinking tools and visible thinking routines that clearly cut across numerous […]

05 May 2016

Spotlight: Two Innovators who Helped Build iDiploma

Today, at Mount Vernon’s Honors Assembly, I got to honor two of the founding members of iDiploma. Below are the words I shared at the ceremony, which don’t even begin to scratch the surface of the kind of work both our graduates and the members of the program are doing as change agents. I couldn’t be more proud of our two soon-to-be graduates: I have the pleasure of honoring two of our very first graduates from our Innovation Diploma program. […]

02 May 2016

Learning and the Brain – Orlando 2016

How can we foster more creativity and curiosity in the classroom?  How might we, as teachers, instill passion in our students?  Should there be more time for creativity in the school day?  Is it as important as, let’s say, reading or math?  Do we need to assess it?   These were some of the questions and overarching themes at the Learning and the Brain conference in Orlando, April 6-8th.   Scott Barry Kaufman, from the Imagination Institute (part University of […]

14 Apr 2016

Design Movement | Cultivating Organizational Culture w/ Billy Phenix

Billy Phenix, lead pastor of Buckhead Chuch in Atlanta, Georgia joins Design Movement to share his story of cultivating strong, sustained organizational culture within NorthPoint Ministries. Connect With Billy Twitter – https://twitter.com/billyphenix Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

14 Apr 2016

This Is Iterative | 204: Constantly Learning

How do we maintain learning? Where do we go to stay plugged in and continue to grow in our design thinking practice? In this episode, Jenn and Trey reflect on their learning habits. This Is Iterative is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute of Innovation in collaboration with Exhibit Change.  We are produced by Matt McMichael at Digital Chemistry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.   Connect with us at http://www.mvifi.org and http://www.exhibit-change.com/. Tweet us @treyboden and @jennzia

03 Apr 2016

That’s a Wrap: Design Brief #1

Today was pretty incredible, as it marks the end of iDiploma’s first full-scale design brief. As a bit of background, we launched “Consultivations” last year (named by the students, who liked the thought of combining the word “consult” with “innovation”). In the consultivation model, we hosted community members and business leaders, and asked them to share a problem or opportunity with the iDiploma team. Using design thinking as a framework, the students engaged in a rapid 90 minute session that […]

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