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Fri, 06/05/2015

A big thank you to all of the teachers who responded to our survey on collaboration.  Here we are organizing our findings!  

Sat, 05/23/2015

Interested in greening your schoolyard?  Shifting Gardens is a build-it-yourself planter garden developed as a master's degree project by our newest Compete 360 team member, Lauren Georgian,  Visit shiftingardens,com for options, detailed plans,...

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Tue, 05/19/2015

Two of the great teachers who participated in DT Philly this year were recently honored with Lindback Awards for distinguished teaching.  Congratulations to Stacie Johnson of the Promise Academy at MLK High School and Denise Magasich of Kensington International Business, Finance and...

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Tue, 04/14/2015

Principals at two of our school partners were honored today with the Lindback Foundation's distinguished principal award!  Congratulations to Robin Cooper of William C. Longstreth School and William Wade of the Promise Academy at Martin Luther King High School.  Read more at The Notebook...

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Thu, 04/09/2015

Our student design teams appreciated the thoughtful questions and feedback from the great team of judges who took time from their busy schedules to attend the middle school DT Philly Challenge presentations.  Many thanks to Debora Borges-Carrera, Doug Carney, Margaret Carney, and Brian Smith for...

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Fri, 03/20/2015

Many thanks to the following individuals for serving as judges for yesterday's DT Philly Challenge (High School Division):  Glenn Bryan, Jon Coddington, Gary Jastrzab, Beth Miller, and  Isaac Southard.  We're delighted that such a great panel of academicians, architects, planners, and business...

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Wed, 03/18/2015

The trophies have arrived for tomorrow's DT Philly Challenge!  We're looking forward to seeing the great work our high school teams have done applying the design-thinking methodology to a problem in their school or community.

Mon, 03/09/2015

Remember the video we shared with you from Nightline about building a better shopping cart?  Click here for part 3...inspiration for the testing  & presentation phases of your project work! 

Tue, 02/24/2015

DT Philly teams have been having a good laugh while they gear up for the brainstorming and prototyping phases of their design projects by playing a pictorial version of whisper down the lane.  It's a great way to practice visual thinking skills!

Thu, 02/12/2015

Remember the shopping cart video we shared with you from Nightline?  Click here for part 2...inspiration for your ideation and prototyping work.  We might borrow the umbrella idea for our office!

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DT Philly Updates

Mon, 03/07/2016

The Seven Sheppard Dynamic Designers (S2D2) unveiled their rapid prototypes addressing the following design challenge:  How might we improve the way we dispose of leftovers after breakfast and lunch at Sheppard School in order to keep the school cleaner, save time for students and teachers, and help the cafeteria and custodial staff?  The 4th grade designers not only considered...

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Wed, 03/02/2016

Our high school design teams gathered at Citizens Bank Park on Monday to celebrate and be recognized for their design work, and to learn from one another.  Many thanks to our judges--Doug Carney of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Jon Coddington of Drexel University, Rebecca Johnson of AIA Philadelphia, and Noah Tolson of Array Architects, for their time and their thoughtful...

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Wed, 02/17/2016

Our student design teams continue to recognize one another's good work!  This week, Strawberry Mansion High School's Ambitious Scholars would like to recognize Kensington International Business High School's Smarticle Particles, whose design challenge is:  How might we ensure students, staff, and administration know what is happening in our school to ensure that the school population is...

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Thu, 02/04/2016

With just over three weeks to go until our high school designers present their projects at Citizens Bank Park, teams are busy sketching concepts and modeling ideas.   We're impressed with how the students are empathizing with their users as they work on challenges ranging from improving communication and building a sense of community in schools, to supporting vulnerable students and promoting...

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Tue, 02/02/2016

The Smarticle Particles design team at Kensington Business High School is recognizing the work of a fellow design team by creating and awarding their own badges!  Here's what the Smarticle Particles want to say to their colleagues at Martin Luther King High School:  

  • "This badge is for King Dynasty because of their "How Might We" response. They talked about a problem with cell...
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Mon, 02/01/2016

We could not be more proud of the student designers who presented their projects at the DT Philly Challenge (6th-8th Grade) at Citizens Bank Park on Friday!  All of the teams demonstrated great empathy in their design work,  represented their schools and their projects well, and were supportive of one another's efforts.  Congratulations one and all!  (For a list of projects presented, click...

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Thu, 01/28/2016

The student designers of Chester A. Arthur School's Wildcats design team would like to give a shout out to Southwark's Designer Dragons and bestow upon them the Southwark-aholics Award!  The award comes with this message from the Wildcats:  "We present this award to the Southwark School because we think that this is a very strong school that has won first place last year and has a very strong...

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Wed, 01/27/2016

Our student design teams are recognizing the work of their peers by creating their own awards and bestowing them on a deserving team!  The Problem Solvers of William C. Longstreth School would like to grant the Black Dragons of Strawberry Mansion High School the Outside the Box trophy for creative thinking in tackling an important community problem for the DT Philly Challenge.  Their...

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