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VUSD 1 of 4 National Chapters of The Teachers Guild


Vista USD Selected As 1 of 4 National Chapters of The Teachers Guild

Kickoff Event For Teachers/Administrators Scheduled For Sept. 28


Vista Unified School District has been selected as one of four national chapters of The Teachers Guild, an offshoot of world-renowned design firm IDEO, created to “activate teachers’ creativity to solve the biggest challenges in education today.


Starting in late September 2017, VUSD will host a series of teacher training workshops to form collaborative groups across the district. Groups will be trained by Teachers Guild designers in the process of Design Thinking, and be led in a district-wide design challenge focused on creating solutions related to Personal Learning.


All teachers and administrators in VUSD are invited to participate in this district-wide challenge. The first event will be held Thursday, September 28th.


"How Might We...?"

According to Michelle Snyder, an Online & Blended Learning teacher in the district, “For VUSD schools this means that participating teachers will receive training in the design process and in using that process to generate solutions to implement in their classrooms. We do this by starting with a district ‘How might we ...?’ question that relates to solving a challenge around Personal Learning in VUSD.”


The vision is to empower teams of teachers to thoughtfully design solutions to real challenges related to personal learning, and to provide teachers the support they need to scale and sustain those solutions at the site and district level.


The partnership is also powerful in that District Design Leaders (a team of 10 teachers from 9 schools across the district) will first be trained by IDEO/Guild, and will then lead teams of teachers in this design process - enabling a creative leadership culture to emerge from the ranks of teachers.


RSVP Today

The kickoff event, dubbed The Creative Leadership Institute, will be held Thursday, September 28th, at The Innovation Center (836 Olive Ave.) from 3-7pm and is open to all teachers and administrators in VUSD. 


Click To Attend the Creative Leadership Institute!


Who: Vista USD Chapter of The Teachers Guild invite all VUSD teachers and administrators.

What: Teacher’s Guild Kickoff Event: The Creative Leadership Institute

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 3-7 pm

Where: Vista Innovation Center - MPR. 836 Olive Ave.

Posted by: Lisa Contreras, District Admin, Vista Unified School District Published:9/12/17
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