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Monday, October 28 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cultivating Creativity and Design Thinking With Young Children

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All young people deserve to engage in activities that stoke their imagination and creative development. Even more, to thrive in today's world, all young people also need to learn the fundamentals of design thinking - how to innovate and solve real world problems. In partnership with Soho Impact, LA's BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program has developed new methods to engage elementary school aged children in activities that leverage their passions and create inventions to address real-life challenges and opportunities in their community and beyond. Come learn strategies for helping all kids become inventors and imagine their ideal community while practicing critical thinking, communication and other critical 21st century skills.

This session will help participants affirm young people's cultures and intersectional identities by incorporating inclusive reflection questions for all activities and challenging participants to reflect on the biases they bring to their work with young people.

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Daniel Monterroso

Daniel began working at LA’s BEST in January 2008. As a member of the Staff Development Department, he works with the learning facilitator team as well as various stakeholders to develop and deliver trainings to staff. In addition, he works with the Director of Staff Development... Read More →
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Daniela Chavez

Daniela Chavez began working at LA’s BEST in July 2018 and has served on the Staff Development team as a Learning Facilitator. Prior to her work at LA’s BEST, Daniela served as a 2015 Teach for America Corps Member in Massachusetts, teaching 6th grade math and science. Daniela... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
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