Get involved with the K12 Lab Network this school year

Get involved with the K12 Lab Network this school year

Here are some great ways to get your creative juices flowing in this new school year. Sign up for a Discover Design Thinking Workshop at the d.school These are 2-day immersive experiences for educators who are new to design thinking. Please share widely, and encourage your colleagues and friends to apply with a collaborator. Learn(…)

High School Students Design the Future

High School Students Design the Future

As many high schoolers use the summer of 2016 to take a much needed break from shuffling school and extracurriculars, 21 young adults decided to come to Stanford and take up a challenge: Spend seven days designing solutions to real problems faced by individuals with physical impairment. And to get the job done, they joined(…)

How to Design for Real Users in Two Hours

How to Design for Real Users in Two Hours

We at the K12 Lab are known for running workshops with educators. So when our friends from HP Life called and suggested we run an introductory design thinking workshop for the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, we figured we’d learn a thing or two by working with a new type of participants. And we decided to(…)

July in Dallas?! Yes!

July in Dallas?! Yes!

Are you a principal or district leader in the Dallas area? Ready to learn how to make change in your school? Come check out School Retool on July 26! School Retool is a professional development fellowship brought to you by the Stanford d.school and IDEO that helps school leaders redesign school culture using small, scrappy(…)

Taking insights to action with San Francisco Unified School District

Taking insights to action with San Francisco Unified School District

The sun was out, sharpies were in hand, and we were at a beautiful Potrero Hill high school; the stage was set for an enjoyable, insights-to-action evening. Together with 14 school leaders from across the San Francisco Unified School District, the K12 Lab Network hosted a #shadowastudent Debrief and Reflection session at Thurgood Marshall High(…)

Mt. Vernon | Fail Forward

Mt. Vernon | Fail Forward

Peek your head into Stanford dorm life for a few minutes, and you might not notice anything wrong.  Stanford students go to a great university where they study intently, socialize easily, and are part of a caring community that invests in each students’ well-being. But scratch the surface of those lives, and tensions start to(…)

Math in Common | Process & Product

Math in Common | Process & Product

February marked the closing loop to a series of workshops we ran with Math in Common over 18 months. The Math in Common community brought together 10 districts to participate in professional development around student success in mathematics, and our work together launched human-centered design challenge in the area of math and technology. As our(…)

Demystifying substitute teacher training at the d.school

Demystifying substitute teacher training at the d.school

Jill Vialet is a current Edu Fellow at the d.K12 Lab Network who is spending her fellowship year reimagining the substitute teacher training system. She recently ran an immersive prototype of what a substitute teacher training could be at the d.school. Here are her reflections and learnings from the experience. As a d.school Edu Fellow(…)

2016-2017 Fellows Applications Now Live

2016-2017 Fellows Applications Now Live

The d.school’s 2016-2017 project fellows open call and application is now live. In 2016-2017 there are several opportunity areas for @K12lab fellows. We seek fellows with edu innovation projects and are particularly interested in folks with a strong equity lens working on design of the following: – #NextGen high schools – Innovative professional development –(…)

Lead with empathy, Challenge assumptions, Make experiments happen

Lead with empathy, Challenge assumptions, Make experiments happen

Pleased to share a piece by @K12lab Director Susie Wise on Edutopia. Her vision is that to go deeper with design thinking is to lead with empathy, challenge assumptions, and make experiments happen. http://edut.to/1PwFxds And if you want to jumpstart your leading with empathy, a great way is to #shadowastudent. Check out Ed Week interview about(…)