September 2017 Newsletter - Institute for Innovation in Education
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The fall Gathering in Portland, Oregon is only a month away! “Designing for Playful Learning” is the theme, and we’re looking forward to making new connections, working playfully, and thinking creatively about the future of learning with folks from the vibrant Portland educator community. The earlybird registration discount ends Monday, October 2 -- register now with code PDXEARLYBIRD.

Portland Gathering Schedule
Saturday will be a day of inspiring activities including a keynote by Jeff Stewart, District Principal for Distributed Learning in Comox Valley Schools, British Columbia as well as unconference sessions and group activities, and we’ll wrap up with a special Portland edition of our ever-popular Storyslam. (Sign up to tell your own playful story here.)

Sunday is a Design Thinking for Educators day -- apply principles of design thinking to your own project, teaching practice, or organizational challenge. The day will feature our unique Design Mindset CARDs.

A full schedule of events can be found on our website.

"St. Mary’s Academy is thrilled to be hosting iiE for the Gathering in October. We are on a journey as a community to build innovation and playful learning into the daily experience for our students, so the opportunity to engage with a variety of educators around that topic is very exciting. We can’t wait to see what this adventure will hold for all the attendees."
-- Alyssa Tormala, Instructional Technology Coach and Information Science Dept. Chair, St. Mary’s Academy
Random Quote/Image CARD Pair of the Month!
What connections or associations can you make between this quote and image? Tweet your response to #iiEQuoteImage.

You can generate your own quote/image pairs here and you can purchase sets of Image and Quote cards, along with iiE Design Mindset CARDs at our online store.

In the News
The iiE Gathering this past June was featured in the University of Michigan IT news. Check it out!

iiE Picks: The Finnish Experiment
What if elected officials used design thinking as a way to create laws? In Finland, legislators are creating policy by rolling out “prototype” laws as experiments and iterating them based on outcomes. The latest episode of the 99% Invisible podcast explains how.
-- Suggested by Jeff Stanzler

iiE Picks are thought-provoking things to read, listen to, and watch, suggested by members of the iiE community.
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Newsletter editors: Jeff Kupperman and Pagan Poggione

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