REIMAGINING SCHOOL: WHY CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION MATTER
Trung Le Nichole Pinkard, Ph. D. Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
This year’s two-part symposium series brings together nationally recognized visionaries to discuss the ways in which schools can and must foster the creativity and innovation essential to our students’ global competence in a changing world.
Created by Golden Apple, National Louis University, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Family Action Network (FAN). Conversations moderated by Alison Cuddy, WBEZ Arts and Culture Reporter.
Speakers for the event are: Trung Le: Le has an incessant energy and curiosity exploring the intersection of design and learning. Le’s recent collaboration with Bruce Mau resulted in the publication The Third Teacher, an incomplete manifesto on how design can transform the ecology of learning. Launching from the collaboration with Bruce Mau, Le founded The Third Teacher +, an education design consultancy. As the world is pivoting from the industrial model of education to a new landscape of learning, The Third Teacher + believes in curating an authentic engagement with our clients that uncovers and amplifies our human capacity for empathy toward designing this new learning landscape.
Nichole Pinkard, Ph. D.- Pinkard believes that digitally literate kids – those who can critically consume and produce alternative media – grow up to be better citizens. With a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University, she is an Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago, and is the founder of Digital Youth Network and RemixLearning. Both organizations focus on developing digital literacies as tools for extending traditional literacies. Dr. Pinkard is also a co-founder of YOUmedia, a public learning library space that immerses high school students in a context of traditional media – books – where they make and produce new media artifacts such as music, games, videos and virtual worlds. The recipient of a 2010 Common Sense Media Award for Outstanding Commitment to Creativity and Youth, the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies, and an NSF Early CAREER Fellowship, Dr. Pinkard serves on the Boards of Institute of Play and ChicagoAllies.