Avondale ESD Launches “A Future Without Limits”

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. We were particularly inspired by the students who participated alongside all the adults in the room!

Embracing the idea that Design Thinking is human-centered, collaborative, experimental and optimistic, the participants formed pairs with someone outside their school and worked on re-designing their partner’s chosen space or interaction, inspired by the Crash Course in Design Thinking. In just a few short hours, the AESD team members generated, shared and critiqued dozens of creative proposals. We will continue to work with the Avondale teams in the months ahead to re-imagine each school’s identity and culture, and to promote a future without limits for district students.