Making big decisions and really inclusive plans for your school’s future is a delicate process, and all too often it’s one that educators struggle with. It can be difficult to engage and hear all voices in the room, to make tradition earn its place in balance with innovation, and to ensure that everyone walks away with a rich, common understanding and sense of involvement.
How can we do it better?
Play! We trust it to help our littlest learners to make sense of their world, and it holds that same power for adults making sense of theirs.
To get the best ideas flowing in your team, you can do better than talk and sticky notes. Using LEGO bricks as the common language for creative expression, we can embrace complexity, communicate powerfully, and awaken your team’s latent creativity. LEGO Serious Play is a powerful method for harnessing the full range of expertise, creativity and perspectives in your organisation to solve complex problems. It’s a world-renowned process for facilitating important conversations between individuals or in groups, with deep roots in constructivist & constructionist learning, the psychology of flow, and neuroscience. Devising strategy is its home turf, and over many years it’s broadened its horizons to find a home in coaching & mentoring, culture, experience design, and even job interviews.
It’s also great fun, highly engaging, and an amazing way to bring people together.
You’ve got a school full of smart people. You already know that. The solutions to your challenges are in the room. Using the LEGO Serious Play method we can get those ideas out of individual heads, and on to the table where they can be tested, improved upon, and played with. The LEGO bricks are the medium for creative expression, a common language across backgrounds and perspectives. Participants build their ideas and express them through telling stories. The LEGO Serious Play process then helps to bring those ideas and stories together into creative ways forward.
This hands-on workshop is a whirlwind introduction for you to experience the LEGO Serious Play methodology firsthand, with an eye towards how it might be used in your schools to hold big, important conversations.
You’ll walk away from this session with two things.
First, you’ll have had a chance to explore some big picture ideas about education in the world today with your peers and colleagues, using the LEGO Serious Play method.
Second (and most importantly), you’ll take away some insights on how you might activate and make the most of all of the creative potential in your school through authentic, courageous communication surrounding the big decisions.
(You’ll also have a lot of fun.)
May 2023 - 21CLBKK
Job Role Applicability:
- Any Educator
- Lower Elementary [Age 4 - 6]
- Upper Elementary [Age 8 - 10]
- Middle School [Age 11 - 13]
- High School [Age 14 - 17]
- Higher Education [Age 18+]