Post Conference Workshop

IDEO Workshop: Can Assessments Be Human-Centered?

Sandy Speicher, IDEO
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Some people’s palms sweat. Some people’s nerves make them forget. Some people are absolute pros at being in the moment when they’re taking a test. Historically, measurement systems don’t differentiate for the individual. But times are changing pretty significantly, and we know we need to innovate. What would it look like to move from a measurement-centered approach to a human-centered one? In this interactive workshop, Sandy Speicher, a Partner at the renowned global design and innovation firm IDEO, will share the methods and mindsets of design thinking and engage the audience in an exercise to help you explore how to think creatively about how you design assessments.

About Sandy Speicher

Sandy Speicher is a Partner at the global design and innovation firm IDEO, where she also serves as Managing Director of the education practice. Her teams look to people’s unmet needs to inspire new solutions for a wide variety of challenges – from the ways people learn to the ways systems operate. Working with organizations across the public, private, and social sectors, Sandy has helped create an affordable school system in Peru, has developed tools to build basic literacy in Brazil’s youth, and has created experiences to bring design thinking to students, teachers and school leaders around the world. She also helped Carnegie Corporation launch 100kin10, which President Clinton referred to as a new model for social change. Sandy holds an M.A. in Education from Stanford and a B.F.A. from Washington University.


March 5-8, 2017 | Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, AZ
March 5-8, 2017
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ