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Teaching Students to Solve Complex Problems

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Published on Jun 14, 2017

Aileen Owens is director of technology and innovation at South Fayette School District in McDonald, Pa. In this video, Owens talks about the district’s goal of preparing students to solve the world’s most vexing problems by teaching them how to think in sophisticated ways.

The leadership of the South Fayette school district, where just 13 percent of students live in poverty, has a clear vision for how teaching and learning with technology should look: “computational thinking,” “human-centered design,” “innovation mindset”—the district’s intermediate school is literally built to reflect its embrace of such concepts. Owens talks about the district’s goal of preparing students to solve the world’s most vexing problems by teaching them how to think in sophisticated ways.

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