Designing Lessons: Tips from Improv & Engineering


Amar Dev


Rachel Fahrig

Texas Education Agency

Pius Wong

Pios Labs

Learn new ways to design effective lessons for diverse learners, by applying established principles of both improv theater and engineering design. Play collaborative improv games and perform engineering ideation methods, in order to generate lesson ideas to meet educational standards. Then customize lessons to meet the needs of individual learners through empathy, role-play, and the engineering method of empathic lead-user analysis. Leave with strategies for your own classrooms.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Format: Workshop
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding