27 de julio del 2020
Using Empathy to Design Meaningful Learning Experiences

With the uncertainty brought about by the pandemic, it’s clear that we are heading into a very ambiguous future. The pandemic has uprooted our ways of being and living. Nearly every social system has been disrupted, and education is no exception. As educators, we must ask ourselves how we will cope with a lack of resources (both material and social), and more importantly how we will prepare our students to thrive.  In these times, it’s clear that we will need to lean on our collective knowledge, our creativity, and most importantly our ability to empathize in order to build meaningful and relevant learning experiences for our students.  

We invite you to join our Design Thinking sprint, hosted by Louie Montoya from the Stanford University d.school. We will convene in a series of three online workshops meant for us to learn, share, and build capacity to be more creatively confident. We will explore design thinking as a methodology and set of abilities that will fortify on our pedagogical practices.  

We will meet on Zoom from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  1. First session: Empathy – July, Monday 27th
  2. Second session: Collaboration – July, Wednesday 29th 
  3. Third session: Designing Meaningful Learning Experiences – August, Wednesday 5th 


  • Active UFM faculty: $99
  • Other participants: $200

The workshops will be interactive and engaging favoring group collaboration as opposed to static lecturing. We will explore how to improve teaching practice with empathy, how to build collaborative practices (for ourselves and students), and how to design inclusive learning experiences for students.  

We hope you can join us!

Interested in learning more about Design? Start here:

Desde el lunes 27 de julio del 2020 hasta el miércoles 5 de agosto del 2020
de 04:00 p. m. a 03:30 p. m.