The d.school’s K-12 Learning Lab has won their first grant to bring design thinking into the public schools! The $75k grant will fund pilot work with East Palo Alto Academy Elementary School (EPAAES) and lay the groundwork for engaging schools nationwide. Lab Director Susie Wise, School of Education Professor Shelley Goldman, and d.school Interim Faculty Director Bernie Roth collaborated on the grant. It underwrites work to create design challenges for East Palo Alto Academy students and to study how kids learn through design. In addition to hands-on work with kids the grant will also support paying teachers to attend design thinking workshops in Summer 2008.
The grant comes from the University-wide K-12 initiative being led by Kenji Hakuta and Helen Quinn.