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Thursday, March 28 • 10:30am - 4:30pm
Design Thinking and Making for Community Impact

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95% of teachers say that creative problem solving is critical to career success in the age of automation. Only 16% say that schools today are doing enough of it. If we want our next generation to succeed, we need to double down on the skills that make us uniquely human in an automated world. We need our students to be empathetic, creative, and great communicators, not experts at content recall.

Join us in this session to dive deep into design thinking and making as tools to make a difference. These tools teach students to solve problems creatively, make their ideas a reality, and communicate their impact to others. We are preparing a future-ready, civically minded generation. Participants will learn by doing: in this deep dive, you will design and build your own impactful innovation. You will work on teams to design a novel solution to challenges with blindness after a Skype interview with Jimmy, a 29-year-old who is blind and who has been a 3-time community partner of our student teams. You will go through the process of identifying critical needs, brainstorming solutions, and building a prototype to showcase your idea. You will also prepare a one minute pitch to share your invention and learnings at exhibition.

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Connie Liu

Founder, Project Invent

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 217

Attendees (25)