March 23, 2016

SDP 2016 Design-Thinking Kickoff

Over the weekend, The Fund launched the Summer Design Program 2016 (SDP 2016), where 115 educators from 44 principal-led schools teams participated in the Design-Thinking Kickoff at 1871. The school teams began designing innovations to improve the use of time, talent and technology at their schools. The Fund’s program partners – LEAP Innovations, the National SAM Innovation Project and Sensible Innovation—kicked off the day by facilitating breakout session for their SDP 2016 cohorts.

Greater Good Studio, a Chicago-based design-research firm, closed out the day with an interactive design-thinking workshop to help guide the innovation. Following the Design-Thinking Kickoff, each school team will work with their program partner to design and implement an innovation over the next few months and into next school year.

Check out photos from the Kickoff below!
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