Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design: Communicating Conclusions & Taking Action
What does it mean to bring human-centered design to student learning in the classroom and library? It starts with moving from assignments that ask students to “prove you understand” toward those that encourage them to “use this knowledge to make a difference.”

But it’s more than just a shift in assignment language. Human-centered design creates an opportunity for students to discover passion for a project, apply newfound knowledge to a situation they can see firsthand in their own lives, and strengthen problem solving skills through direct, positive action.

Learn the steps to transform your research assignments into human-centered projects in both the library and the classroom with road-tested, easy-to-replicate exercises and web-based resources that will nurture your students’ empathy and strengthen their talents for collaboration, creativity, and inquiry.

Join this webinar to learn how to:
  • Promote design thinking in six simple steps
  • Increase student engagement and learning through research projects that align with the C3 Framework and AASL Standards
  • Foster problem-solving collaborations with colleagues and students

SLC is pleased to offer 1 hour of professional development credit for all qualified webinar participants!** 

Jacquelyn Whiting is the Innovation and Technology Specialist for Cooperative Educational Services (CES) in Trumbull, CT. She has a bachelor's in Government Studies and Studio Art from Connecticut College and a master’s in Social Studies and Education from South Connecticut State University. She is also a Google Certified Innovator and Local Activator for Future Design School. Jacquelyn is the co-author of News Literacy: The Keys to Combating Fake News. She presents frequently on human-centered design, student and educator voice, and innovative educational technology practices. You can follow her tweeting @MsJWhiting.

Meredith Ramsey, MEd, is a social studies teacher at Wilton High School in Connecticut. She earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in secondary social studies education from the UConn Neag School of Education, and she also holds a bachelor’s in history from the University of Connecticut. While earning her master’s, Meredith studied abroad in Nottingham, England, where she taught at the Chilwell School and developed educational resources for the National Civil War Centre in Newark, England. She is also the advisor for Wilton High School’s Model Congress Club as well as the BuildOn Club.

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