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Kami Thordarson

Kami Thordarson, Principal and School Designer at Campbell School of Innovation. She is the District?s in-house expert in Design Thinking and the co-author of Design Thinking for School Leaders: 5 Roles & Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change (ASCD, 2018) as well as Design Thinking in Play: An Action Guide for Educators, (ASCD, 2020).

She believes Campbell School of Innovation offers an opportunity to create changes to education that can better meet the needs of today?s students. CSI educators will model the Design Thinking process as they work to collaborate and create learning experiences that encourage questioning, empathy, and deeper exploration of content.

Thordarson is leading the Campbell School of Innovation Design Team working to implement Design Thinking strategies in the TK-8th grade curriculum. ?We want to tap into students? natural curiosity so they can move from being engaged learners to empowered learners,? she says.

Kami Thordarson has worked in education for over 20 years with experience as a teacher, curriculum coach, professional development designer, and administrator. She joined Campbell Union School District in 2016, working to support and lead instructional technology and innovative programs. She enjoys exploring her creativity and is always engaged in learning. She envisions schools in which teachers are empowered to transform education through intentional design and innovative practices and students are collaborative, problem-solving communities who have impact on their world.