Find your people.
Educator Exchanges are regular (at least monthly), in-person networking events for educators in Massachusetts.
These free drop-in events allow you to meet other teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum directors, principals and other educators in an informal environment. Along with general networking, there are optional activities that encourage you to share ideas, learn about new resources, chat with experts inside and outside of the classroom, and have fun! Bonus: enjoy complimentary snacks, beer, wine, seltzer, soda, and door prizes.
Next Educator Exchange
THEME: Design Thinking for Collective Learning and Collective Impact
Thursday, February 15, 2018
3:30 - 6:30pm (drop-in)
La Fabrica, 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge (Central Square)
How might we emphasize human-centered design when co-designing solutions to challenges in education and beyond?
February's Educator Exchange is about Design Thinking for Collective Learning and Impact. Come join us as educators share how they're co-designing with their communities. We'll discover, create, try and share our ideas with other educators from across MA.
You can sign up ahead of time for a mini-brainstorm session with local ed-designers. Spend 15 minutes chatting with Angie UyHam, founder of The Cambridge Educators Design Lab and Cambridge Public Schools District Design and Innovation Coach, Khari Milner, Co-Director of The Cambridge Agenda for Children Out-of- School Time, or Ben Leddy, former IDEO CoLab Fellow and current Director of Content at BetterLesson. Sessions go from 4:30-5:30pm.
Throughout the event you can also network with other educators as they share their insights on their Design Challenges and you can give design thinking a try! You'll be able to play with opportunities to learn more about Design Thinking and come up with your own Design Challenge.
The first 25 RSVP's will be entered in a special drawing (taking place at 5:30pm). We'll also have drinks, snacks, and door prizes. This event is free and open to all MA educators.
Note: If you work for an education-related organization but are not a current educator, feel free to contact us about how we can share information about your work.
SAVE THE DATE: UPCOMING EDUCATOR EXCHANGES
As soon as we finalize logistics, we will post RSVP information for these events:
- March 15th, 2018: School Redesign & Teacher-Led Schools (The Shah Family Foundation, 353 Newbury Street, Boston)
- April 26th, 2018: Supporting Black & Latino Boys (Museum of African American History, Boston)
- May 2nd, 2018 (it's a Wednesday!): Teacher Appreciation and Teacher Passion Project (The Shah Family Foundation, 353 Newbury Street, Boston)
- May 10th, 2018: Collaboration (Western MA)
- June 7th, 2018: Blended Learning (Boston)