Design the Future
Design Your Future is a professional learning experience to promote teacher creativity inside Design Thinking. This approach looks to technology to help teachers produce solutions to ill-defined problems impacting teaching and learning. Identifying topics teachers value and identifying measurable goals before developing outcomes is a core principle of this program.
As we consider addressing future problems facing public schooling, it's worth emphasizing the importance of knowledge about the challenges we face in education. As stated by Cropley (2006), knowledge is like a well to which ideas are drawn. The Class of 2032 Project includes producing a series of short documentary films to explore big question themes impacting the future of education.
The Class of 2032 project started as an ideation workshop that engaged students, parents, and educators in conversations about the future school experience. During this initial phase, the workshop generated >1500 unique ideas in response to emerging technologies and new education trends. Plans to reintroduce the workshops post-covid are underway.