21st Century Schools Challenge

Saturday Workshop
Breakfast 9:30a, Workshop 10:00a – 3:00p
April 26
0 Units

This one-day intensive workshop will offer an exciting day of inspiration, innovation design and radical collaboration as students team with local K12 schools and the community to tackle how we can redesign our schools for tomorrow. Schools will propose ideas that they want to test using a user-centered design process that aims to tackle a sharp and focused aspect of a problem in an innovative way. Challenges may include topics such as social media in the classroom, self-paced learning, the role of student choice, or implementing global project-based learning. Students will get a unique view into the decisions that school leaders and school communities face, develop a range of innovative ideas and prototypes, and test those ideas directly with the schools. The course will focus on ways to help schools understand the student experience and increase overall student engagement.

Prior exposure to Design Thinking is recommended. There is a terrific, free workshop “Design Thinking for the Common Core Classroom“, on April 12 from 1-4pm. Or, if you’d like to have us host a design workshop at your school before the class, please indicate in your application.

Teaching Team
Kim Jacobson, d.school
Frederik Pferdt, Google
Caitria O’Neil, d.school

Enrollment limited to 50 graduate and undergraduate students. Applications close April 14 at 11:59pm. Apply here: http://bit.ly/popappspring2014


If you are involved with a school interested in bringing a team & challenge to be designed for, please let us know and we’ll contact you within 24 hours.