Manuel Herrera

Manuel S. Herrera

Website: http://www.manueldraws.com/

 

Manuel is an educator, a consultant and a doodler. He currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator and Design Space Facilitator for the Affton School District, a suburban St. Louis school district. He is an adjunct professor at Webster University teaching Digital Video for Educators and Designing Ed Tech Facilities. In addition to these roles, Manuel is the Communications and Design Lead for Connected Learning, an educational non-profit located in St. Louis. Manuel has presented and led workshops at educational conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE and FETC. In 2018 he became a Google Innovator at LAX18 and in 2016 he was named the Midwest Education Technology Conference Spotlight Educator. You can follow Manuel on Twitter and Instagram at @manuelherrera33

Where to find Manuel at #INConnectEd

Session Date Time Room
Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Google Drawing
Thursday, Oct. 17
9:45-10:35
2061
One of the most underutilized tools in GSuite for K12 is Google Drawing. In this session participants will learn how to use Google Drawing to create killer graphics, sweet logos & fantastic social media filters that can be added to other GSuite apps like slides and forms.
A Process, a Hack, and a Tool Walk Into a Classroom
Thursday, Oct. 17
10:45-11:35
2061

Everyday we ask our students to design and create. Prototypes. Graphics. Videos. Presentations. Solutions. However, supporting those students through a creative process is often overlooked. We simply provide students with a rubric, a device, a due date and we say, “Go!” What we are left with are default fonts, pixelated images and poorly constructed models. Learn how to support student creativity by introducing them to a design process, inexpensive classroom hacks, and simple tools and materials.

Sketch Your Thinking and Student Panel (Keynote)
Friday, Oct. 18
8:30-9:30
Auditorium
Every day in our classrooms we ask our students to design and demonstrate their learning. They channel their efforts to develop presentations, videos, and prototypes. Often missing from the equation is the opportunity to help them develop their creative process. Something as simple as reaching for a pencil and paper can help students begin that journey. Listen to Manuel as he shares how using simple sketches can help students and teachers think openly about their ideas. Learn strategies to support your students to quickly generate designs, and then use them to share with others for perspective and constructive feedback. As you step into the sketch arena, he will guide you to shift your mindset from seeing drawing as an artistic process to seeing it as a thinking process and beyond.

This keynote will be directly followed by a student panel moderated by Manuel.
Drawing as a Thinking Process - It's More Than Sketchnoting
Friday, Oct. 18
9:45-10:35
2061

Discover how simple drawings can be leveraged beyond capturing information and staying focused during lectures. We'll demonstrate how sketchnoting is used by students to create and refine mental models, make thinking visible and problem solve.

Think Like a Designer - Five Strategies to Push Thinking (with Sadie Lewis)
Friday, Oct. 18
10:45-11:15
2061
Students are often asked to design, build, and “be creative.” But do we always give them the tools and strategies to push their creative thinking? In this fast paced, interactive session we will engage in five activities used in the design process to identify challenges, develop ideas, and design solutions.
Drawing as a Thinking Process - It's More Than Sketchnoting
Friday, Oct. 18
2:20-3:10
2061
Discover how simple drawings can be leveraged beyond capturing information and staying focused during lectures. We'll demonstrate how sketchnoting is used by students to create and refine mental models, make thinking visible and problem solve.
Closing Spotlight Panel: Designed For Learning
Friday, Oct. 18
3:20-4:00
Auditorium

Panel discussion with Michele Eaton (moderator), Indiana Connected Educators Teacher of the Year, Les McBeth, Manuel Herrera, Caitlin Krause, Robert Dillon