DT Philly Updates
With five weeks to go until the DT Philly Challenge for our high school division, the Nocturnal Sparrows paused for a moment to have some fun with the Landfill Harmonic activity...inspiration for their ideation and protyping!
Neither snow nor early dismissal will keep our design thinkers from their projects! Several of our schools were hard at work yesterday, and some students even came back to school in the snow, hours after their early dismissal, to discuss design challenges in their schools and communities. Click here to see what Team Awesome Smart Kids from...Read More
There was a great exchange of information and ideas today when the Nocturnal Sparrows team from Edison High School had a working lunch with mentor Fletcher MacNeill at the Center City offices of his firm, Environetics!
We enjoyed Saturday's training and program launch at Drexel with a great group of teachers from the Arthur, Key, Longstreth, Mitchell and Southwark schools. Many thanks to Jon Coddington of Drexel and Nathan Gasser of Rock River Star for their support of our newest initiative. And congratulations to the Southwark team for being the first to log in and begin their start-up activities!
Congratulations to KCAPA, the Penn Treaty Seekers of Truth, and the MLK Cougar Conservationists for reaching the 100 point mark. We'll be delivering your Philly-themed snack packs for an upcoming team meeting soon! We'd also like to congratulate T.A.A.G. at Edison as well as KCAPA for being the top badge earners to date, and a big thank you to all of our student design teams for generously...Read More
We came across this former Nightline episode which follows an IDEO team as they rethink the shopping cart in just five days. It’s a nice refresher for your team as you’re learning about the DT approach to problem solving and engaging in the research phase of your project (notice the importance of field research). The video runs about 6 minutes if you skip...Read More
Hey DT Philly teams! We're excited about your projects and ideas, and we can't wait to see your next steps. Keep up the good work and reach the 100 point mark by December 24 to win a Philly snack pack for one of your January team meetings! Check your progress report from yesterday's DT Philly meeting to see how you can earn this bonus for your team.
We'd like to introduce you to one of the great teams participating in DT Philly this year...the Abraham Lincoln Power Pointers. Here are a few thoughts they shared to help us get to know them:
What is one thing that should be taught in school that isn't? Our team feels that how to manage your money in life should be taught in school.
If someone made a...Read More