What will I learn?


This quarter, you’re going to design the next generation of school models. Using the principles of user-centered, prototype-driven, iterative design, you will prototype learning environments and school models that explode our ideas of how to support transformative teaching and learning. Together we will investigate how student voice, parent participation, new staffing models, and organizational structures intersect with emergent technologies and child-centric pedagogies to create new visions for what school can be.

This class will be deeply interdisciplinary and is ideal for those wanting to play with business models, organizational design, experience design, and systems prototyping. It will also be exciting for folks curious how expertise in the domain intersects with creative skills for innovation. Projects will be done in partnership with leading innovators in the field.

Teaching Team

Susie Wise, d.school
Sandy Speicher, Design for Learning, IDEO
Christine Ortiz, The Ampersand School