Summer Learning Opportunities from the K12 Lab Network

Summer Learning Opportunities from the K12 Lab Network

With only a few months separating us from the summer, we took a look and pulled together a host of opportunities to leap into learning for the summer of 2017. OUR WORKSHOPS Project Wayfinder Teacher Institute Project Wayfinder is excited to announce our inaugural Educator Training. During the 4-day workshop we will be introducing administrators(…)

The Shadow a Student Challenge is back this February!

The Shadow a Student Challenge is back this February!

Sign up now! The Shadow a Student Challenge is a journey that starts with seeing school through a student’s eyes, identifying meaningful opportunities to improve the experience for your students, and taking action to create change at your school site. Last year over 1,500 educators and school leaders across the world immersed themselves in student life(…)

Integrated Design Thinking

Integrated Design Thinking

Teachers come to our introductory workshops wondering about design thinking. What is it? What are the instructional strategies? What do my students learn from doing design thinking? What’s it like to teach? And when they leave, they often bring design thinking home to their schools by running a short design project with their students. Or(…)

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(…)