Design the Future
Class of 2032: Design the Future is a professional development program that promotes teacher creativity using new technology.At the heart of this work is a belief that technology is a tool used by humans; through creativity, individual practitioners have an opportunity to lead the charge in determining how best to utilize these tools to improve the learning experience. Although the program is designed for an in-person experience, a sequence of video tutorials is available inside the Design the Future app.
The Class of 2032 Project includes producing a series of documentary films that explore relevant topics in our conversation about the future school experience. Specifically, these films investigate challenges impacting the Class of 2032 and beyond. The first installment, Class of 2032: Schooling for a Digital Culture, explored digital technology's participatory behaviors and examined its impact on formal education. A new film is currently in production that will investigate teacher creativity in response to the 2020 global pandemic.
A Class of 2032 ideation workshop engages students, parents, and educators in a conversation about the future school experience. During an initial prototype phase in 2017, this workshop generated over 1500 unique ideas. Further workshops have produced even more ideas, which continue to evolve in response to emerging technologies and new education trends. Documentation of these ideas takes place within a biennial summary poster. Please contact us directly if you would like to organize an in-person (or virtual) workshop at your school.