Kyrene Community Design Lab

Submitted by tknuck on January 19, 2018 - 5:21am

Design Challenge
How might we design a school of and for the future?
 
Partners
Kyrene Elementary School District
 
Background
Starting from a shared belief that we must reimagine what school looks like to ensure the success of all students, in the fall of 2017 the OofSI team began a partnership with Kyrene Elementary School District. The goal of this Community Design Lab is to design a new school model that:

Avondale ESD Launches “A Future Without Limits”

Submitted by tknuck on January 17, 2018 - 10:06pm

As part of an exciting new district partnership, the Office of Scholarship and Innovation kicked off a Community Design Lab with the Avondale Elementary School District today. Administrators, parents, students, business and faith-based leaders all convened to push through a design sprint focused on re-designing a particular space or interaction within their current school—for example, school pick-up/drop-off, parent-teacher conferences, the cafeteria, the hallways.

Madison Design Labs Kicks Off with Cardboard Challenge

Submitted by tknuck on January 17, 2018 - 10:04pm

Our first design workshop with the Administrative Leadership Team (ALT) at Madison Elementary School District took place this week! We are amazed at how quickly our partnership with Madison has progressed. After hearing Punya and our dean, Carole Basile, speak at a conference, Dr. Quinn Kellis, Superintendent of Madison, contacted us to see if we could work with one of their middle schools on how best to utilize a new wing they are constructing.

Madison Team Selects Design Challenges

Submitted by tknuck on January 17, 2018 - 10:00pm

We are working with the Administrative Leadership Team (ALT) at Madison School District on a design process to address some of the challenges the district faces. We had a great second workshop yesterday, where everyone divided up into five design teams, each focused on a particular challenge. The design challenge topics are:

Madison Team Tackles Design Challenges

Submitted by tknuck on January 17, 2018 - 9:59pm

As we continue to dive into an open-ended design process with the Madison Administrative Leadership Team (ALT), five teams have emerged with specific challenges they want to tackle. The teams have now established working names, and are beginning to identify the stakeholders they’ll need to learn more about and begin to conduct user research for.