ESP Biography

ANNICA SCHJOTT, Previous K-12 teacher, Northwestern lecturer

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Harvard University Learning Designer

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I have a background as a K-12 teacher of languages, and a lecturer of French and Italian at Northwestern. Currently I am a Learning Designer at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Part of my work there is to help students interested in working within the education field complete hands-on learning design projects.

Past Classes

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E12977: Solving Problems big and small: A hands-on Design Thinking workshop in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Are you creative? Do you enjoy finding solutions to problems? Would you like try out the design method used by companies such as IBM, Apple, Tesla, and Nike? Then this is the workshop for you! Design Thinking is used by inventors, creators and designers at universities, companies and organizations across the globe. It is a creative process that teaches us how to think outside the box and find innovative solutions to problems big and small, by creating innovate products, experiences, and services. It can be used for anything under the sun, from finding a better way to order pizza online, to provide clean water to poor rural communities in India, encourage more people to compost, or anything in between. In this hands-on workshop you will be part of a design team using the Design Thinking method to find a solution to a real-world design problem. You will go through the different steps of the Design Thinking process and create a prototype of your invention that you will be able to test on your fellow students. After the workshop you will be able to: • Use Design Thinking to find solutions to problems • Transform your ideas into testable prototypes and • Understand how innovation happens in some of the most successful companies in the world