Can kids use design thinking to improve their own education?
WITH YOUR HELP… YES (SEE BELOW FOR HOW YOU CAN HELP)
Imagine an event where 5 students win $1,000 to implement their idea to improve the education at their school.
We call it the Reframe $1,000 School Hack Challenge
- WHY > Kids need agency over their own education
- WHAT > Design thinking applied to educational improvement.
- HOW > Hack-a-thon for kids, by kids
- WHO > Students ages 13 - 18
- WHEN > Sat Mar 11, 8AM to 8PM
- WHERE > Sunnyside Baptist Church | 9317 S. Budlong Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044
- HOW MUCH > FREE with FOOD
- Students will arrive at 8AM to develop ideas and connect into groups about the ideas that inspire them.
- Students will be mentored by maker experts to prototype their idea.
- Students will then test their idea with real teachers.
- The groups will continuously improve and test their idea.
- They will then develop a presentation with their mentors and pitch to a group of expert judges.
WHAT WE NEED…
LOVE THE IDEA?
We need the following:
- Students and Parents - The More the Merrier
- Teacher coaches
- Tech mentors
Really interested, but don’t know how to help? Have questions? Contact us at (323) 795-5743 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Q. Can students attend as individuals or can/should they attend as a team?
A. Either. Students should feel free to attend as individuals. During the event teams will form and every student will be free to join the team or idea that they connect with the most.
Q. Do they need to come prepared with an idea to work on or will they be put into groups with others to come up with brand new ideas?
A. Students don't need their own ideas to participate. They can develop an idea when they arrive or join a team focused on another idea.
Q. Would we need to send a teacher/staff member with the students?
A. No, but teachers are more than welcome to come and be a part of the event as mentors and/or teacher testers.
Q. Is there a particular theme or focus, or can it be anything they deem as a necessary improvement?
A. Anything, this is the time to dream big. Students will refine and test their ideas with the help of teacher testers and mentors.