Archive | September, 2012

Student Recycling Campaign Under Way at Nightingale

Since the start of the school year, dozens of Nighthawks have expressed the desire to increase recycling on campus. Although there are currently many recycling bins around Nightingale, concerns about how often recyclables end up in the trash or on the ground have led to several D3 projects.  When eighth grader Kevin found a sustainable […]

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Missions from the Midwest

This week, we had a chance to stop by Mr. Gomez’s Design class.  Students were working in groups to respond to design challenges that were delivered to them via Skype from Grad students at the University of Illinois.  Topics ranged from mapping out places in their communities, to making stop motion animations about their daily […]

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Student Action Brings Nightingale and L.A. Biking Communities Together!

Thanks to great planning by the Helping Hands and great marketing by various members of the D3 LAb, the campus was filled Wednesday afternoon as Nightingale students welcomed local members of the biking community during Psyched to Bike.  The campus bike zone, inspired by a group of former students, was transformed into part bike shop, part […]

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D3 grows at C:DAGS

This week marked some exciting new developments at C:DAGS.  D3 facilitators Kim and Danny sat in on the final presentations for Mrs. Owens Intro to Game Design Class, and gave students feedback on their concepts. We were impressed by ideas, sketches, and detailed development of the groups who presented. Another exciting was the creation of […]

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Professional Development Session at Nightingale!

D3 facilitators Danny and Kim led Nightingale teachers through a fast paced design challenge utilizing the D3 methodology.  The challenge was to re-imagine the experience of walking through the hallway at Nightingale.  Teachers partnered up and walked through each stage of the Dream it, Design it, Do it sequence to design new systems of hallway […]

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Zombies and Heros: C:DAGS powers up its game design curriculum.

Many exciting projects are underway at C:DAGS.  Today began with a visit to Ms. Se’s advisory class, who have taken on the design challenge of imagining the visual identity of the school.  This includes a logo design and a sweatshirt design that will be used for fundraising.  The students discussed elements of effective graphic communication […]

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Nightingale Conflict Resolution Team Uses School’s Entrance Space to Share Themselves and Their Mission

Its been a busy start to September at Nightingale Middle School! The D3 Lab was thrilled to meet the families that came by the lab last Thursday night during Open House. Friday, Mr. Cugley’s sixth graders visited the lab and explored campus issues through a series of sketching exercises. For the past few days, students […]

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Nighthawks Carry on the Dreams and Designs Done in the 2011-2012 School Year

Within the first month of school, the Nighthawks got Figueroa Street moving!  The Helping Hands club reassembled and made their first visit of the year to the Sycamore Convalescent Home, shaking things up by making maraca’s with the residents.  DJ for a Day made its return, bringing music and dance to lunch on Wednesdays once […]

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Step Forward: Project Planning is Underway at CDAGS.

Today was the first series of individual sessions with CDAGS teachers. D3 facilitators Kim and Danny got a chance to meet one on one with teachers to better understand their goals and focus on how to incorporate design thinking into their classrooms and curriculum.  We had a chance to observe live class sessions, answer questions, […]

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