CL57: Dealing with Uncertainty

When we engage students in open-ended real world challenges there’s always the risk that things will go off the rails or students will take us in directions we don’t feel prepared for.

Then what?

Season 8/Collab Lab 57

October’s focus was Heeding the Call of the Student. This session will focus on the uncertainty that can arise from doing so, what we can gain from accepting that, and how we might structure challenges to keep some guardrails in place.

As always, you’ll be joined by peers and collaborators from K-12 higher education, industry, and the nonprofit community. If you work with or know of a student who would like to join the discussion, please extend the invitation.


5:30 to 6:00 pm Grab something to eat, meet some interesting, passionate people
6:00 to 6:15 pm Welcome and introductions
6:15 to 8:00 pm Let’s talk through some ideas
8:00 to 8:30 pm Wrap up and next steps

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. There is no charge for participation but space is limited!

Featured Participants

Among others, you’ll have a chance to talk with:

Amber Henzig: Scrum Master & Servant Leader, Johnson Controls

A leader of agile software development projects at JCI, Amber is a passionate advocate for building high performance teams that look like and have roots in the communities they work in. The practices she uses to manage uncertainty, build trust and, and foster courageous conversations are central to her work. As the spouse of a high school teacher and with two children in MPS, she recognizes the value those practices can offer to both educators and students looking to take on real-world challenges.


Kelsey Otero: Senior Director of Community Engagement, Marquette University

Kelsey is Marquette’s representative for engagement in the community, tasked to explore and promote community-engaged opportunities for Marquette students, faculty and staff. Previously she served as the Director of Innovation at the 707 Hub at Marquette University. There she ran business bootcamps for students and community entrepreneurs and helped to build a social innovation ecosystem in Wisconsin. She is naturally curious and enjoys connecting the dots between people, ideas and resources! She was recognized as one of Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40 winners in 2019.


Sean Campbell: teacher at Pathways High School, Milwaukee

Sean is a former Boat Yard manager turned high school teacher at Pathways High, he teaches Social Studies and English. Last year, he had the unique opportunity to collaborate with Harley Davidson on an electric conversion project for a 1980’s Suzuki motorcycle. Pathways High is a project-based learning charter school with about 175 students, focused on restructuring the traditional educational model. Our diverse student body engages in discussions about equity and participates in IMPACT experiences, integrating real-world learning into the curriculum. Our school emphasizes collaboration with community members to produce artifacts demonstrating student competency. For more information, you can visit their website, Pathwayshigh.org.

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