Design Thinking for School Improvement

Design Thinking for School Improvement


Wednesday 15 April |  Tuesday 12 May


April 15, 2020
9:00 AM to May 12th, 2020 3:30 PM


CSE Mercer House
82 Jolimont Street


Full Registration
$550.00  (inc GST)

Cost includes program materials, morning tea, and lunch.



As parking in the area is mainly 1 and 2 hour, we recommend that participants use public transport. CSE is a 5 minute walk from trams and trains.



This two day program is suitable for people with a leadership role either within one area or a whole school responsibility and interested in applying design thinking in their own contexts to support school improvement.


Day 1 - Experience the full cycle of design thinking through a design sprint to solve a common challenge. After the sprint, we will develop our understanding of empathy and problem finding, ready to head back to school and find a challenge we are going to work on.


Between Day 1 and Day 2 Chris will provide opportunities to help you stay on track


Day 2 - You will create a project nest of everything found out about the challenge and seek connections and revelations. Chris will then focus in on a “How might we…?” question to generate multiple ideas for solutions. Through peer critique, you will refine solutions into a prototype that you can take back into our schools to test.



Chris Harte is passionate about providing professional learning which models great pedagogy, is personalised to the people and the context, is rich in technology and deep in thinking. After 15 years in many different roles as an award-winning languages teacher, a senior leader in one of the UK's most innovative schools, Director of the Emerging Sciences Victoria and his role as a Google Certified Innovator and member of the Google for Education International Advisory Board, Chris took on the challenge of starting up his own consultancy; Unstuck Learning Design.


Chris has expertise in design thinking, digital technology, STEM and learning paces (both physical and virtual), learner centred pedagogy and learning models, strategies to enhance higher order thinking, learner efficacy and engagement, formative assessment strategies and leadership of learning organisations. His clients include; Google for Education, Carey Baptist Grammar, Asia Education Foundation, The International School of Brussels, Kilvington Grammar, Cut Through Coaching, Wesley College, Frankston High School, Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery amongst others.


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