[Curriculum Directors] Do you know a school principal? Invite them to our #ShadowAStudent challenge!

Gaisford, Rick Rick.Gaisford at schools.utah.gov
Tue Feb 23 16:06:22 MST 2016

I was made aware of this program and request that you share the information in this message with school principals.
This is a wonderful professional development opportunity for any administrator or others that work in schools.
Please see the message below with additional information about this program and ways you can participate.

Thank you,

Rick Gaisford
Educational Technology Specialist
Utah State Office of Education
250 E 500 S
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200

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From: Annette Diefenthaler <adiefenthaler at ideo.com<redir.aspx?REF=2jediDNhYFaJ_OLsu_H61XxJqjt92ZtN3nbfly696FF2NIBCpTzTCAFtYWlsdG86YWRpZWZlbnRoYWxlckBpZGVvLmNvbQ..>>
Date: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 11:57 PM
Subject: Do you know a school principal? Invite them to our #ShadowAStudent challenge!
To: Annette Diefenthaler <annette at ideo.com<redir.aspx?REF=XawKKlcSsX5YbAl1fse-lURgekHWvtzaafm5wAsfxX6HW4BCpTzTCAFtYWlsdG86YW5uZXR0ZUBpZGVvLmNvbQ..>>

I’m very excited to share the Shadow A Student Challenge<redir.aspx?REF=U3_0PzPiXdz0A2QXpFPvSH092CpzNxqtwTqHtdG3vESHW4BCpTzTCAFodHRwOi8vc2hhZG93YXN0dWRlbnQub3JnLw..> (http://shadowastudent.org<redir.aspx?REF=U3_0PzPiXdz0A2QXpFPvSH092CpzNxqtwTqHtdG3vESHW4BCpTzTCAFodHRwOi8vc2hhZG93YXN0dWRlbnQub3JnLw..>) with you, our approach to get school leaders to take part in a crash course in empathy!

>From February 29 - March 4, 2016 school leaders will clear one day to silence their walkie-talkies, throw on sneakers, and immerse themselves in student life.

This one-day crash course in empathy will help school leaders see their own schools from a student’s point of view.
It will also be followed up by a mini-course on hacking toward Deeper Learning<redir.aspx?REF=AL6RwggmstLrKtowPFy55fEVFVU1XgECWjK9zwJPx-aHW4BCpTzTCAFodHRwOi8vd3d3Lmhld2xldHQub3JnL3Byb2dyYW1zL2VkdWNhdGlvbi9kZWVwZXItbGVhcm5pbmc.>.

Can you help us spread the word?

  *   Send this information to any school leaders you know (sample templates below) in different states/countries (not just the US!)
  *   Re-tweet the @schoolretool<redir.aspx?REF=WJPhxY86C-keggqug7PMRsbCgmfED0OovhKNmkyidrGYgoBCpTzTCAFodHRwczovL3R3aXR0ZXIuY29tL3NjaG9vbHJldG9vbA..> Tweets, or create your own using the hashtag #shadowastudent and shadowastudent.org<redir.aspx?REF=6eKisaU_W8oXYSbFlP1zk0iyDkNjLyT2zNT6mYHM3VyYgoBCpTzTCAFodHRwOi8vc2hhZG93YXN0dWRlbnQub3JnLw..> (sample tweets below)

Where does all this come from?
School Retool<redir.aspx?REF=XrPpqt78VqMG-UagBAjACctbtfmhnyAsoh2LVzN840-YgoBCpTzTCAFodHRwOi8vc2Nob29scmV0b29sLm9yZy8.> is a professional development fellowship for school leaders that IDEO designed with the support of the Hewlett Foundation, and has now spun out to the Stanford d.school.
Back in November, we were invited to Washington DC for the White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools<redir.aspx?REF=FXeSc5WV3C-8bjiCgo1mNTzNIoNCOCX-0vWSYe04tnaYgoBCpTzTCAFodHRwczovL3d3dy53aGl0ZWhvdXNlLmdvdi90aGUtcHJlc3Mtb2ZmaWNlLzIwMTUvMTEvMTAvZmFjdC1zaGVldC1vYmFtYS1hZG1pbmlzdHJhdGlvbi1hbm5vdW5jZXMtbW9yZS0zNzUtbWlsbGlvbi1zdXBwb3J0LW5leHQ.>.

While there, the School Retool team committed to getting 1,000 school leaders hacking towards deeper learning, in all 50 States in the US.

The Shadow a Student Challenge was born out of that commitment, and the website is officially live<redir.aspx?REF=Dpm3bguvHMfeAONfwS6sN81_Sed8QbTgv1cdnI-v1RWpqYBCpTzTCAFodHRwOi8vc2hhZG93YXN0dWRlbnQub3JnLw..> now!

Thank you for your support!
The #ShadowAStudent & School Retool Team

(Deirdre, Kim C., Ina, Sally, Annette)


Sample Tweets:

A crash course in empathy for school leaders: Join shadowastudent.org<redir.aspx?REF=Dpm3bguvHMfeAONfwS6sN81_Sed8QbTgv1cdnI-v1RWpqYBCpTzTCAFodHRwOi8vc2hhZG93YXN0dWRlbnQub3JnLw..> w/ @schoolretool by @ideo + @stanforddschool

School leaders! Join to #ShadowAStudent with @schoolretool by @ideo and @stanforddschool! Sign up today: shadowastudent.org<redir.aspx?REF=6pdEj9IdikaXYHbqG9i7O9Y8KCgC5WHpZnbmVmYr3rm60IBCpTzTCAFodHRwOi8vc2hhZG93YXN0dWRlbnQub3JnLw..>

Sample e-mail to your principal friends:

[Subject line] Help us spread the word about Shadow a Student Challenge

[Body of e-mail]

Dear _______________,

In response to President Obama’s call to support Next Generation<redir.aspx?REF=ARb7pFmYIN10KddMCTRcvX0VKQ-qXW7eys49s69nVfq60IBCpTzTCAFodHRwczovL3d3dy53aGl0ZWhvdXNlLmdvdi90aGUtcHJlc3Mtb2ZmaWNlLzIwMTUvMTEvMTAvZmFjdC1zaGVldC1vYmFtYS1hZG1pbmlzdHJhdGlvbi1hbm5vdW5jZXMtbW9yZS0zNzUtbWlsbGlvbi1zdXBwb3J0LW5leHQ.> schools, we’re excited to announce that School Retool (a collaboration between IDEO, the Stanford d.school, and the Hewlett Foundation) is launching the Shadow a Student Challenge<redir.aspx?REF=6pdEj9IdikaXYHbqG9i7O9Y8KCgC5WHpZnbmVmYr3rm60IBCpTzTCAFodHRwOi8vc2hhZG93YXN0dWRlbnQub3JnLw..>.

>From February 29 - March 4, 2016, school leaders across the world will clear their calendars, silence their walkie-talkies, throw on sneakers, and immerse themselves in student life for a day.
This one-day crash course in empathy will help school leaders see their own schools from a student’s point of view.

I hope you join the challenge and would love your help reaching other school leaders!

Way you can contribute:

Sign up!
Send or forward e-mails to your district and network (sample templates below)
Follow @schoolretool and tweet about Shadow a Student Challenge using the hashtag #shadowastudent (sample tweets below)
Announce Shadow a Student Challenge at any upcoming school/district meetings, educational events, professional development trainings, or in a newsletter
Include information about Shadow a Student Challenge in your newsletter

I look forwarding to hearing from you!

Sample e-mail:

Fellow School Leaders,

Take the Shadow A Student Challenge with me!

During the week of February 29 - March 4, I’ll be shadowing a student for a day to get a valuable new perspective on my school.

Join me and a community of committed school leaders for a one-day crash course in empathy. @schoolretool

Sample tweet:

I’ve just signed up for the #ShadowAStudent Challenge. Join me! Let’s see what school life is really like through our students’ eyes. @schoolretool

Annette Diefenthaler | Portfolio Director, Education Studio | IDEO
Mobile +1 347 218 3685<tel:%2B1%20347%20218%203685>

San Francisco
Pier 28 Annex, The Embarcadero | San Francisco, CA 94105

Rick Gaisford

Utah State Office of Education

250 East 500 South

P.O. Box 144200

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200


rick.gaisford at schools.utah.gov
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