Justin Luebke

Improvisation as Mindset

We concluded our week in the REDI Lab working with local improv dynamo Jessica Austgen who wreaks improvisation havoc as president of the Denver Improv Festival. Our goal was to create new aspirational headspace for our students as they begin to formulate the specifics of their projects using the design thinking process.

Like people in the world of innovation and creativity, we love improvisation because it opens us up and teaches us how to collaborate more effectively. It puts us in contexts where we learn to make dynamic associations in our thinking and it helps us build the confidence to be more engaging in our presence. As a mindset, improvisation is a versatile tool in the skill set needed to explore and navigate the world today. This is what the REDI Lab at Colorado Academy is designed to do — #bingelearning.