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Session Descriptions: Day 1 AM Block: L'Etoile

  • Session presenters, offerings, locations, and/or schedule are subject to change
  • In some cases, target audiences have been identified, but all sessions are open to everyone

Design Thinking
August 8, 10:05-11:35am
Dr. Nicole L'Etoile, Assistant Principal, West Warwick High School

  • K-12, Administrators
  • Audience cap: 40
  • ‚ÄčParticipants are required to bring the device of their choice (tablet, iPad, or laptop) for this session

Participants will collaborate and develop strategies in order to address common challenges that they are tackling in their schools using Design Thinking: discovery, interpretation, ideation, experimentation, and evolution.

Results: School leaders develop questions, interview each other, receive feedback from others, and come up with a solution for their problem. This session is based on the Friday Institutes Leading Schools Summit Session: Design Thinking for School Leaders. It has been adapted for all educators.

Dr. Nicole L'Etoile is an Assistant Principal at West Warwick High School. Prior to becoming an Assistant Principal she was a Business & Technology Educator for 12 years. She left the classroom in 2012 to become a Rhode Island State Induction Coach, mentoring new teachers in the field. She recently earned her doctorate from Johnson & Wales University in Educational Leadership. Dissertation title: Superintendents' and Principals' Perceptions of Using Social Media to Build a Brand Presence.

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