Poster Bombing — One of the projects from my Making for Social Good class involved encouraging students to design posters about social justice and creating a strong visual presence on campus. Over 20 posters were designed using Canva and posted outside the BITlab in the lobby of the STEM building.
Vinyl Screen Printing — Students in drawing class made drawings about social issues in sharpie that were then digitized and cut out of vinyl. These stencils were applied to silk screens and then printed in a poster series.
Designing Your Life is a way to apply design thinking to your own life. I especially am enjoying some of the free resources here. Go to the Resources page and sign in then look for the Worksheets and Discussion questions.
Design thinking helps lays the groundwork for making this shift. When we shift from preparing students for what’s next, to helping them prepare for anything, a world of possibilities open up in their learning.
How We Make the Shift as Teachers and Leaders
Attentive and committed to our curriculum
Attentive and committed to their interestes
“preparing for jobs”
“preparing themselves for anything”
Teachers working to “making it interesting”
Teachers working on “tapping into their interests”
“One of the most interesting and timeless aspects of Lovelace’s story is that her foray into programming bore the mark of what Albert Einstein called “combinatory play,”which he considered the key characteristic of how his mind worked and which bespeaks the combinatorial nature of all creativity — the ability to connect the seemingly unconnected by cross-pollinating questions and insights across disparate domains to create something entirely novel.”