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Free Virtual Design Thinking Workshop to focus on K-12 educator innovations that surfaced during 2020-2021 school year

Posted: June 8, 2021 | Updated: June 9, 2021

The Teachers Guild at Lakeland Community College is sponsoring a free, energizing virtual workshop, "#DesignCamp CLE," Tuesday, June 15, from 9-11:30 a.m., for area K-12 educators, administrators and staff. CEUs will be available for participants.

"Both remote and in-person instruction during this past school year have challenged teachers to creatively redesign how they engage and teach their students," said Rachel Siegel, program manager for Lakeland's Teachers Guild and design and innovation specialist for The Lakeland Foundation. "We want to highlight some of the incredible ideas that surfaced as a result. We invite area educators to join us–for free–to see how they, too, can playfully explore design thinking in their classrooms. Using this human-centered framework, they can test out techniques and ideas that promote meaningful learning."

#DesignCamp CLE program facilitators include Mary Kohl, second grade teacher, Perry Local Schools, Leah Konopka Hartmann, special projects lead, Lakeland Community College, Betty Jo Malchesky, assistant superintendent, Perry Local Schools, and Rachel Siegel, Teachers Guild program manager and design and innovation specialist, The Lakeland Foundation.

Online registration is available at

For more information, contact Rachel Siegel at 440.413.7561 or

About the Teachers Guild at Lakeland
Lakeland became the first community college in the nation to establish a chapter of The Teachers Guild in 2018. The Guild is a non-profit initiative of Plussed at Riverdale Country School in New York City and IDEO's Design for Learning Studio. In October of 2020, The Teachers Guild released a new Co-Designing Schools Toolkit in partnership with School Retool and IDEO to help school communities design for equitable change.

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