DT Philly Updates
The Designer Dragons at Southwark didn't waste any time getting into visual communication mode as they completed their first activity and considered examples of good and bad design. Included on their list: right-arm desks that don't accommodate lefthanded students.
The DT Philly team at William C. Longstreth School is making it official with business cards for their student team members!
DT Philly kicked off October 3 with teacher and mentor training at Drexel University. Many thanks to Professor Jon Coddington for hosting us, and to our amazing teachers and mentors for participating and for inspiring us with your creativity.
We're welcoming an amazing new class of DT Philly participants: Murrell Dobbins High School, Thomas A. Edison High School, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts, Kensington Business High School, the Promise Academy at Martin Luther King High School, Abraham Lincoln High School, Mastbaum AVT High School, Motivation High School, Penn Treaty, Strawberry Mansion High School, Chester A....Read More
Don't miss the DT Philly 3.0 program launch at Drexel University on October 3! Enjoy a few laughs while you learn about design thinking, program updates, and more. We look forward to seeing our mentors and lead teachers there. Join us by registering a school team or signing up to mentor a...Read More
Businessman/philanthropist Drew Katz and former Phillies centerfielder Garry Maddox teamed up this week to host their annual charity bowling tournament, which raises funds for DT Philly and for The Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation. Four hundred friends and sponsors attended the event, including seven-time MLB All Star Dick Allen (at left) and Temple University football coach Matt Rhule (at...Read More
When you think about the problems facing urban schools and students, any number of things might come to mind. What about something as simple as printing an assignment? Or having a quiet place to focus on your work? The DT Philly team at Motivation High School, a small magnet school that serves a high-poverty population, considered a variety of challenges affecting students and their...Read More
The school facilitiles report released this week by City Controller Alan Butkovitz called public attention to a serious problem that was also the subject of our Kensington Business High School design teams' work this year: the substandard--and in some cases unsafe--physical conditions present in all...Read More