Posts by Lisa Wyatt

Kids reading in the library

October 10, 2019 | | Learning Futures, OofSI

On the evening of September 9, pod A at Kyrene de las Manitas buzzed with activity as students showed off their new learning space in a newly launched prototype program.

Paper Rubik's cubes hanging from the ceiling

August 9, 2019 | , , , , and | OofSI

Christina Ngo wrote a series of posts about her stint as a design strategist in OofSI. We thought it would be fitting that the Design Initiatives team respond in kind, by writing a post about her stay here and the impact it had on all of us—in ways small and large.

An outline of the state of Arizona

April 23, 2019 | | Scholarship

If teaching is so great, why is it so hard to find teachers?

Faculty members and a student discuss a chart

March 11, 2019 | | Design

Over the last year, our Design Team at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has worked with Kyrene School District to imagine what is possible.

An illustration of a tree with a complete root system

January 3, 2019 | | Design

As a gardener, I can tell you that staying at the surface of things doesn’t serve our plants well, and the same of our children. Students at Miami Junior High are getting the chance to grow deep roots.

Student teachers

December 18, 2018 | | Design

MLFTC teacher candidates in the Washington Elementary School District created change this semester.

A hand drawing on a page

October 9, 2018 | | Design

As part of a semester-long pilot program, ASU teacher candidates in the Washington district are using design thinking to address school challenges.

Sean Leahy adds a card to his tower

September 27, 2018 | | Design

Asking people to build index card towers tells you a lot about them.

Washington Elementary teachers

August 27, 2018 | | Design

When MLFTC teacher candidates (a.k.a. student teachers) in Washington Elementary District came together on July 27, they were wide-eyed and unsure. What is design thinking, I could read their eyes saying, and why are we doing this?