DT Philly Updates

Wed, 10/21/2015

We had fun yesterday visiting the talented team at Southwark and learning from them as they began crafting "how might we" statements around their possible design challenges.  A lot of consideration went into their work as they revisited the issues and revised their early takes on their design problem statements.  We agree with this student's assessment of the day:  "We did lots of thinking!"...

Thu, 10/15/2015

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.

Mon, 10/12/2015

The DT Philly team at  William C. Longstreth School is making it official with business cards for their student team members!

Mon, 10/05/2015

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.  

Mon, 09/28/2015

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....

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Fri, 09/04/2015

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...

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Fri, 08/07/2015

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...

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Tue, 07/14/2015

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...

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