November 2017 Newsletter - Institute for Innovation in Education
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Portland Highlights and a Look Ahead!


Our October Gathering unfolded over 2 days, October 28th and 29th at St. Mary's Academy in Portland, Oregon. Special thanks the staff and faculty of SMA and to all of the attendees, story slam speakers and supporters who made it such a great success.

Just a Few of the Gathering Highlights

Jeff Stewart, principal of Navigate NIDES in the Comox Valley, British Columbia, Canada opened our "Designing for Playful Learning" themed Gathering with an inspiring keynote detailing the history and story of innovation in his school programs.

Six incredible storytellers told us about a time when they learned from play, taking us from palaces to war zones, from births to deaths and everything in between. A very special thank you to veteran MC Jennifer Killham. A full recording of the Story Slam is here.
Mystery Activity
Participants joined together with others in a playful collaborative activity where they worked on a task to “create a prototype of a playful monument, or a monument to play.” Check out the results of the activity here.
Design Thinking Day
The second day of the Portland Gathering was dedicated to a workshop on using the iiE Design Mindset CARDs. The iiE team led the group through an introduction to the design thinking and using a design mindset to come up with creative and innovative solutions to challenges designed by participants. 
Many more wonderful things happened; you can find photos of all the highlights on our Facebook page and on Twitter under the hashtag #iiEPDX2017.

iiE Store

The following custom-designed cards from iiE workshops and projects are for sale online. You can order from our store at MakePlayingCards.
  • iiE Design Mindset CARDs
  • iiE Image CARDs
  • iiE Quote CARDs

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.

June Gathering

Save the dates! The 2017 iiE Gathering will be held June 28-29, 2018 in Ypsilanti, MI, in collaboration with Eastern Michigan University Bright Futures.

Department of Other Great Things

The 42nd annual MACUL Conference is March 7-9 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Members of iiE Team along with fellow travellers will be presenting their work on using a Design Mindset.

Save the date! 4T Virtual Conference, May 19-21, 2018. 
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Newsletter editors: Jeff Kupperman and Pagan Poggione

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