Breaker 2017 Summer Design Challenge Facilitators
Lisa supports our effort to grow a strong team of Breaker lead facilitators able to deliver services across Oregon. Her primary role is to ensure that Breaker Oregon provides high level services, through coaching and curriculum building, for students and teachers that are consistently transformative for school cultures across the state.
An educator for over 15 years, Lisa Yokana currently teaches art, architecture and STEAM courses at Scarsdale High School, working with teachers across disciplines to integrate Design Thinking and Making into their curriculum. Designed and co-teaches a STEAM course sequence for Scarsdale’s Design Lab, opening in 2018. A Teacher Coach for IDEO’s Teachers Guild and guides other teachers from around the world through Design Thinking to solve the biggest challenges in education. Author of curriculum for outside organizations including the U.S. History Advanced Placement course, she received a grant from Scarsdale Schools’ Center for Innovation to research innovation education program and spaces. Agency by Design (Harvard’s Project Zero) selected Lisa as one of thirty Maker Teachers for their learning community. She leads Innovation Education, Design Thinking and Maker workshops, which encourage and enable educators to shift their practice. BA in Studio Art and French Literature from Williams College, and Master's Degree in Art History from Columbia University and a degree in building and district level administration from Stony Brook University.
Trained as a lead Breaker facilitator, Erin runs design challenges for students, professional development workshops for teachers, and provides coaching and co-facilitation support for educators learning how to build design challenges for their students.
A veteran high school language arts teacher, Erin has always sought innovative ways to build empathy in students, empower critical thinkers, and inspire creativity. Incorporating Breaker’s design thinking methodology and growing maker mindsets in the language arts classroom transformed her perspective and her students' experiences. She is excited to support other teachers exploring the intersection between the design process and how we teach young people. Erin received her undergrad and teaching certificate from Whitman College and has a Masters in curriculum & instruction from PSU.
Contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael is trained as a lead Breaker facilitator and delivers Breaker services for students and teachers in Oregon. He will take a lead role in building the online coaching and facilitation services for teachers.
In addition to his facilitation work with Construct, Michael is a Technology Integrator at Portland Jewish Academy, where he works with teachers and students to bring digital citizenship, media literacy, technology and STEAM inquiry into the curriculum. He leads a Digital Arts course for middle school students and teaches a class called Foundations in Technology. Michael loves to tinker with everything from boats to bicycles to electronics. He has an Master of Arts in Teaching from Concordia University.
Contact Michael at email@example.com