Tentative Agenda
Tuesday, July 17 -- Defining the Right Problem
12:00-1:00 PM
Working lunch: introductions, initial problem sharing, institute organization and goals, team identification
1:00 -2:30 PM
Interactive Lecture: Identifying the right problem: a brief history of educational technology
2:30-2:45 PM
2:45-4:30 PM
Team work: creating a problem statement, gathering evidence of problem and cause, posting drafts
4:30-5:00 PM
Sharing and revisions
5:00-5:30 PM
Post Deliverable 1 - Your problem statement, including evidence, context, and 3 user profiles
5:30-7:30 PM
Welcome reception and dinner
Wednesday, July 18 -- Articulating Theories of Learning and Change
8:30 AM-9 AM Breakfast
9:00-10:00 AM
What makes things unforgettable?
10:00-10:30 AM
Design exercise in creating memories
10:30-10:45 AM
10:45 AM-12:00 PM
What is understanding and how do you build it?
12:00 -1:00 PM
Working lunch - Articulating your theories of learning
1-2 PM
Sharing and Posting Deliverable 2 - The Theory of Learning Guiding Your Project
2-3 PM
Changing Behavior - Priming, Nudging, and Driving
3-3:15 PM
3:15-4:15 PM
Exercises in behavior change
4:15-5:00 PM
Sharing and articulating your theories of change
5:00 -5:30 PM
Post Deliverable 3: The Theory of Change Guiding Your Project
5:30-7:00 PM
Offsite dinner in Harvard Square
Thursday, July 19 -- Making Something Testable
8:30-9:00 AM Breakfast
9-10 AM
Research to Practice: The Innovative Leap
10-10:30 AM
Theory to Action exercise
10:30-10:45 AM
10:45 AM-12 PM
Articulate and Post Deliverable 4: Plan for Putting Your Theories to Work in Your Project
12-1 PM
Working lunch: sharing visions of success
1-2 PM
The Iterative Cycle: Learning through Failure

2-3 PM
Making something to test - project Rghj_ampD

3-3:15 PM
3:15-5:00 PM
Sharing and revising initial efforts
Post Deliverable 5: Your testable element
5:30 PM
Dinner on your own
Friday, July 20 -- Creating a Plan of Action
8:30 AM-9 AM Breakfast
9-10 AM
Contextual Constraints
10-11 AM
Team project planning
Share Deliverable 6: Development/Implementation Plan