Cultures of innovation begin with a culture of empathy. As you navigate today’s changing world the question remains how do you create these cultures? How do you scale them? And how do you help people develop the mindset and skills to thrive within them? These are the questions people ask Dr. Sabba Quidwai, researcher, educator and storyteller. Each week we’ll explore the answers with stories and strategies from researchers, education leaders and today’s young people as we explore how might we design schools.
The AI Revolution: How Four Human Traits Can Help You Thrive in a Tech-Driven World
22:14In a world where AI is advancing rapidly, it's easy to feel like our jobs and skills are at risk of becoming obsolete. But according to Duncan Wardle, former head of creativity and innovation at Disney, there are four human traits that will give us a competitive edge over machines. In this episode, we explore these four traits - curiosity, creativity, imagination, and intuition - and learn how they can help us succeed in a tech-driven world. Duncan shares insights on why these traits are so valuable and how they will become increasingly important in the years to come. As he points out, these skills are ones we were all born with and will be the most employable in the next decade precisely because they are the hardest to program into AI. Join us as we explore what it means to be human in the age of AI, and discover how these four human traits can help you unlock your full potential and thrive in the years ahead. Watch the documentary Connect with Sabba
How to Reclaim Your Time with Artificial Intelligence
32:20In this episode I share a keynote I gave a few weeks ago at a conference titled, "Using Design Thinking and Artificial Intelligence to Reclaim Your Time." Do you want to bring this motivation and optimism to your campus? When we use technology to reduce teacher burnout, and increase impact with learners we all thrive. Click here to bring this talk and workshop experience to your campus. Overview: In this episode, educator and researcher Sabba Quidwai shares her insights on the power of design thinking in transforming education. She discusses the importance of empathy, problem-solving, and collaboration in creating cultures of innovation, and offers practical tips for teachers and administrators on how to incorporate design thinking into their work. She also introduces the concept of AI as a thought partner in the design thinking process and shares examples of how tools like ChatGPT can be used to accelerate innovation and improve student learning. Resources: Blog: Using Design Thinking and Artificial Intelligence Free Guide: Using LinkedIn as a Leader (Adults) Design Your Future Course (Students) Connect with Sabba: Website | LinkedIn | Watch the Documentary
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The Purpose of School in Today's World with AI
18:48In today's rapidly evolving world, the role and purpose of education are constantly being redefined and reevaluated. With the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), the demands of the job market are shifting, and new skills are becoming increasingly valuable. So, what is the purpose of school in this new age? Traditionally, schools have served as places for students to learn fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for success in life, such as reading, writing, and basic arithmetic. However, in the face of advancements in AI, this definition of success is shifting. For example, with the rise of automation, many routine tasks previously performed by humans are now done by machines. This means that the skills required for success in today's job market are changing, and schools must adapt to keep pace. One of the most important purposes of school in today's world is to teach students how to think critically and solve complex problems. AI is capable of performing routine tasks much faster and more efficiently than humans, but it does not possess the same level of creative problem-solving abilities. This means that jobs that require critical thinking and problem-solving skills are becoming increasingly valuable, and schools must equip students with these skills to help them succeed in the workforce. Another important purpose of school is to help students develop emotional intelligence and social skills. Despite the advances in AI, machines still lack the emotional intelligence and empathy necessary to build meaningful relationships with others. This means that emotional intelligence and social skills will remain essential to success in both personal and professional life. Schools can help students develop these skills through activities such as group projects, team-building exercises, and emotional intelligence training. Finally, schools must also help students prepare for a future that is rapidly changing and uncertain. In this new age of AI, it is impossible to predict exactly what jobs will be available in the future or what skills will be required. Therefore, schools must focus on helping students develop lifelong learning skills, such as the ability to adapt to change and continuously learn new things. This will help them remain employable and successful in a world where AI is likely to continue disrupting the job market. In conclusion, the purpose of school in today's world with AI is to equip students with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills, emotional intelligence, and lifelong learning skills necessary for success in a rapidly changing job market. By preparing students for the future, schools can help ensure that they are well-equipped to thrive in a world where AI is playing an increasingly important role. 0:24 Today's topic: what's the purpose of school in today's world with AI 1:49 Seth Godin's Linchpin: what's a linchpin? 4:18 The importance of creating Art according to Seth 6:27 What are schools for? 7:45 Design thinking can help schools transition from isolation to colaboration 11:17 Seth's words to teachers: understand the difference between authority and responsability 12:48 How can school leaders make the most of new techonologies? 15:53 A message to today's learners from Seth Connect with me, Dr. Sabba Quidwai: Website: https://designingschools.org/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabba-quidwai/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/askMsQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designing_schools/
How Coffee, Curiosity and Confidence Led Mokhtar Alkhanshali to Design His Future
29:17It’s not everyday that I have a guest whose story encompasses elements of design thinking in both their personal and professional lives. In this episode Mokhtar Alkhanshali, whose NYT Bestselling Author Dave Eggers calls “The Monk of Mokha” shares how his curiosity in the origins of coffee allowed him to build a life at the intersection of his passion and purpose. Join The LinkedIn Leader course waitlist. To learn more about Designing Schools click here.
The Risks and Rewards of Artificial Intelligence in Education with Erik Brynjolfsson
51:12With everyone talking about ChatGPT and the acceleration of AI today's conversation is with economist and author Erik Brynjolfsson on why we should race with the machine not against the machine. He shares why we have to return to a conversation about our values and vision to guide the decisions we make as we reinvent education for what he calls The Second Machine Age. When we step back and assess the risks and rewards of existing and emerging technologies in the context of the needs of our learners we create a culture of innovation built on empathy. Template: Dowload the free template to have a conversation about "Obstacles and Opportunities" with your team. If you are talking about AI you can use this episode for inspiration Learn more about Erik's work here. Learn more about Designing Schools here.
Stories, Trust, Innovation, and Recognizing Others Through Social Networking
50:23Both personal and professional development can be improved through social media. There are many tools that can be used to share stories, ideas, and build relationships. Social media is the perfect medium for boosting creativity and encouraging innovation since it is not restricted by any physical or geographic boundaries. It's a powerful platform for those with innovative ideas to express their thoughts and share experiences. There are a number of strategies one can use on social media that can help to create deeper connections with their followers, create greater awareness of their creative endeavors, achieve objectives relating to a product launch, and also motivate people working collaboratively on projects. Please welcome the Building Services crew from the Santa Ana Unified School District to this episode. JJ, Gabriel, Lisette, and Emanuel are all wonderful people. They all agreed that having a voice was the most important aspect of leading through social influence. We'll discuss how the SAUSD team moved from being no one to becoming someone people talked about. 0:00 Introduction 1:24 Intrroducing the Building Services team 3:43 What inspired the team to create a social media presence 8:21 How did the team amplify their voice through their online presence 11:34 Some fears and proud achievements from the team during the pandemic 22:04 Some surprises met by the team on their journey with social influence 31:42 Discussing the power of relationships between support staff and students 34:36 Some stories from the team about relationships between students and staff 43:48 Messages from the team members to transformational leaders Leading Teams That Work Better Together Workshop: https://designingschools.org/workshops Connect with SAUSD Website: https://www.sausd.us/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/santaanausd/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SantaAnaUSD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sausd/ Connect with me, Dr. Sabba Quidwai: Website: https://designingschools.org/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabba-quidwai/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/askMsQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designing_schools/
Align the Science of Research With the Artistry of Classroom Teaching with Jon Corippo
46:40In the digital age, it’s important to teach students how to use technology as a tool in order to learn and not be left behind. When applied in tandem with design thinking, we can start to teach students how to solve problems in a new and innovative way. Jon Corippo co-founded and developed a series of instructional lesson frames called EduProtocols that are designed to engage students in learning through the 4 C's: 1. Critical thinking 2. Collaboration 3. Communication 4. Creativity EduProtocols were created to address the need for students to engage in deeper learning using technology as a tool instead of an automation device. Since then, hundreds of classrooms have been converted to Four Cs centered instruction. Jon is the brains behind the extremely popular Eduprotocols. He has been recognised as a County Teacher of the Year, a National School Boards Association 20 to Watch Educator, an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Innovator, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. Jon has a decade of experience in K-8 education, including building a 1-1 project-based high school and serving in two county offices as Assistant Superintendent and IT Director. Jon is very pleased with his work as CUE's Chief Learning Officer and Executive Director. Jon has trained over 60,000 educators through CUE professional learning. 0:00 Introduction 0:51 Introducing Jon Corippo 3:55 Jon's experience travelling around the world as an educator 5:51 The problem with the idea of " real teaching" 12:40 The innovation gap analysis model 15:02 Jon's career as an educator and what changes he implemented over the years 26:35 How Jon's experience as a student motivated him as an educator 29:43 Discussing the relationship between assessment and mental health 35:52 What are some short term changes schools should adopt in assessment? 40:59 Jon's advice for educators who want to transition to a new system Leading Teams That Work Better Together Workshop: https://designingschools.org/workshops Connect with Jon Corippo: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joncorippo/ Website: https://www.eduprotocols.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jcorippo Connect with me, Dr. Sabba Quidwai: Website: https://designingschools.org/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabba-quidwai/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/askMsQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designing_schools/
Trust, Creativity, Accomplishments, Vision: The Four Pillars of Success
38:35The four pillars of leadership and social influence are: 1. Building trust 2. Encouraging creativity 3. Recognizing accomplishments 4. Inspiring a collective vision. In order to be a successful leader and have social influence, one must be able to demonstrate these qualities. For example, someone who is creative can come up with new ideas that will help those around them grow; someone who has accomplished a lot can show others what they can do if they work hard enough; someone who inspires others to work together on a common goal is an excellent leader with social influence. For leaders to have social influence in their community, it is important for them to be trustworthy so that people are willing to follow their lead. Creativity is also important because it can help the community grow their skills, explore new ideas and develop new technologies. This week I’m sharing reflections from leaders on their journey with leadership and social influence. You'll hear from Superintendent Jerry Almendarez, Zandra Jo Galvan, Superintendent of Greenfield Union School District, Tony Richardson, Vice Principal of the MLK Steam Academy, Associate Professor and Online Accessibility Mentor Denise Maduli-Williams, Jeff Prickett, who was named 2021 Illinois High School Principal of the Year, and Tom Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools. 0:00 Introduction 0:55 Sabba's discovery of the possibilities of online learning and teaching 4:31 Jerry's take on the relationship betwenn leadership and social influence 6:14 The importance of online presence for professional development 8:01 Zandra's take on the importance of being part of an online circle for support 10:12 The four pillars of the relationship between leadership and social influence 10:49 Jerry's experience using social influence as a leader and how it created opportunities for those around him 13:41 How leadership and social influence can also be important for people without formal titles 16:41 Tony's experience using social media to restore trust and heal teacher trauma 18:42 Denise's experience using social influence to nurture the relationship with her students 22:51 Jeff's take on how relationships (both online and offline) can work as foundations to building trust 24:26 Zandra's framework to balacing time between work, family and social media 29:39 Tom's take on how leaders can inspire a collective vision toward change through humility and vulnerability 34:17 Sabba's workshop announcement Leading Teams That Work Better Together Workshop: https://designingschools.org/workshops Connect with Jerry Almendarez: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerry-almendarez-916437b1/ Connect with Zandra Jo Galvan: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zandra-jo-galvan-99b95172/ Connect with Tony Richardson: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tonyrchrdsn Connect with Denise Maduli-Williams: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmaduliwilliams/ Connect with Jeff Prickett: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffryprickett/ Connect with Tom Murray: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomascmurray/ Connect with me, Dr. Sabba Quidwai: Website: https://designingschools.org/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabba-quidwai/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/askMsQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designing_schools/
Learn to Become a Life Ready Innovator and Reimagine the World
47:10The best way to get learners to see the space in between as an opportunity is to create a culture of innovation. This can be done through leadership and design thinking. When it comes to innovation, leaders should be able to take a step back and see the big picture, whereas design thinkers should be able to understand the needs of the student and create solutions that are both innovative and practical. Leadership is key when it comes to creating a culture of innovation. Leaders should be able to step back from their day-to-day work and see the bigger picture in terms of innovation. The future of education is not about the end result, but about the process. The process of learning is what matters most, and this is where design thinking can be applied. Design thinking is a process that helps learners see obstacles as opportunities and know how to navigate the space in between. It teaches them to be resilient and persistent in their pursuits, which are skills that will serve them well in any field they pursue. Tony Richardson, Vice Principal, leads the MLK Steam and Design Campus in California. He joins us today to discuss how he's assisting his primary school community in becoming "life-ready innovators, rethinking the world." 0:00 Introduction 1:49 Importance of design thinking for overcoming obstacles and unlocking your creativity 3:24 How Tony designed his vision for MLK Steam 8:22 Creating a growth mindset culture 10:07 Tony's journey and two inflection points that shaped him into a leader 13:35 How Tony first came to learn about design thinking and how has it impacted his work 15:52 Some strategies that Tony used to create a culture of trust 19:46 Knowledge, motivation and organization influence performance 21:12 Tony's views on motivation influences and how to balance them against toxic positivity 23:06 Examples of changes made by Tony through design thinking in classroom 27:28 Transitioning to integrated learning 30:11 What is 'teacher trauma' and how can one create an enviroment of psychological safety 35:36 Tony's current area and students he is working with 37:27 Presenting a study on how design thinking can help low achieving students 39:16 Using portfolios as assessment 42:21 Tony's views on the relationship between leadership and social influence 43:46 Some strategies and advice on creating a culture of trust and safety Leading Teams That Work Better Together Workshop: https://designingschools.org/workshops Connect with Tony Richardson: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tonyrchrdsn Connect with me, Dr. Sabba Quidwai: Website: https://designingschools.org/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabba-quidwai/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/askMsQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designing_schools/