Our August Summer Workshop was a 3-day, action packed event. We hosted three local groups from our Bay Area Network of Schools and created several interactive learning experiences, designed to help integrate design thinking into their schools in a variety of ways. Day one of the workshop was a day-long challenge where the participants worked in cross-school teams to redeisgn the blood giving experience. Day two began with a challenge rooted in Common Core Standards for a 4th grade classroom, which was to redeisgn the work experience for a character in a poem. The remainder of day two and all of day three was spent building prototypes, with the help of our amazing coaches, testing and iterating. It was amazing to see the many ways the process was implemented across the schools and teams. One team called students and interviewed them and after filling out an empathy map, designed cross-content lessons with these students in mind. Another team tackled what math in a 7th grade classroom might look like through the lens of a design challenge and another group created a framework for student problem solving using the design thinking process and language in physical form.
The d.K12 Lab Network learned a lot from this workshop and we are in the iteration phase now too! Keep an eye out for what's next. And in the meantime, check out all of the resources, decks, assets and photos from this one.
Summer Workshop with 3 Collaborating Schools
August 12-13-14, 2013
East Bay School for Boys
Menlo Park City School District
Urban Montessori Charter School
The Decks (and supporting docs):
Introduction to the d.school
Design Thinking Immersion: How Might We Increase the Number of Students and Staff Who Give Blood?
Tic Toc - Day 1 only
Slides to print for coaches/team spaces