Students dive into videos to meet people like them dealing with problems in their communities
Students pick their client and define their biggest problem
Imagine a unique product, service or initiative
Build models of their solution to share with others
Show their proposed solutions to people and get feedback
This Design Challenge empowers students to take action as they work to develop innovative solutions for their communities. Students are guided through the entire Design Thinking process on our new digital platform. The Challenge is delivered by a trained educator. BUILD provides all training and materials for students and schools.
The content was created to empower students nationwide and give them a sense of self-agency. They explore stories of diverse people living in our communities then work collaboratively in teams to propose innovative solutions.
The design thinking journey takes students through the following process:
BUILD’s Design Challenge can be delivered in as little as 90 minutes or be used as a launch pad for additional lessons and curricula that can span an entire semester.
The optional educator training commitment is a minimum of 2 hours.
Today, tomorrow or whenever you are ready! The course is online and therefore you can start on a rolling basis. Teachers or facilitators are invited to complete a 2-hour training. This training is not mandatory but recommended so you understand the flow, best practices and how to ensure students feel safe, excited and ready to dive into the challenge.
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