Design Thinking--How Can We Make School Not Suck?

Teachers, administrators, and allies of the Department of Youth, listen up. For most of us, high school sucks. But it doesn’t have to. Work with us, people. Join a team of student design thinkers to rethink, retool, and reboot the high school experience. Learn how to create a learner experience that is relevant, meaningful, and authentic. One that prepares students for success in a rapidly changing world, and inoculates them for obsolescence against robots. Get ready to disrupt for good.

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  1. Learn and practice design thinking methods to implement at the classroom and system level to better serve students.
  2. Gain insight into the hearts and minds of high school students through empathy work in the design thinking paradigm.
  3. Learn what high school students are capable of when given the opportunity to be engaged in building their own future--and why you should care.



Neva Geisler, Opportunity Wrangler, One Stone Productions

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