Schools can do more than simply prepare students for academic success. Let's help students find their launch points—those points that set the stage for a person’s life.
David Jakes is a recognized leader in the educational technology field, David Jakes focuses on the increased need to develop agile, 21st Century, personalized, and digitally-enhanced learning environments. Based in Chicago, David works with the architectural firm of CannonDesign where he is a Digital Designer and Strategist for The Third Teacher+ and Cannon’s K-12 education practice. David’s thought leadership encompasses digital storytelling, cloud-based learning environments and their relationship to physical learning spaces, mobile learning, the use and impact of social media in education and how organizations engage in change and improvement. Before his current position with Cannon, David spent almost three decades in education as a teacher, technologist, administrator, designer and storyteller. David is a frequent presenter at national and international educational technology conferences where he speaks about the power and promise of a new expedition for learning, and the roles that all educators have in shaping that journey.
Great designers create spaces that enable educators to craft an invitation into learning. Great teachers and librarians take advantage of this to create that invitation.
It's essential to allow individuals to articulate their personal perspectives and make them visible to others. Providing voice is a critical step in building consensus.
Creating contemporary learning spaces involves much more than focusing on something like seating. It begins with understanding the desired learning experience.
Changing what students experience can be a formidable challenge. It means having a vision of what you want to create and a direction for where you want to go.
Rethinking the school library means being bold and thinking in disruptive directions. The question is: in what direction? David Jakes gives you four ways to jumpstart your thinking.
A key element of school improvement is that learning should be more authentic. But is this a perspective that should be rethought?
Being innovative means different things to different people. David Jakes explains why process without product isn't innovative.
Over the past four years of his work, David Jakes has developed some ideas about the redesign of library spaces and what that can look like.
Design thinking is a pretty hot topic for teachers and for schools. David Jakes has invested five years learning design and shares his five key points to consider.