Archive | March, 2013
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Designing Design Cirriculum at C:/dags

This week was marked by our first D3 open planning workshop with teachers at C:/dags.  The focus of these sessions is to provide a creative and collaborative context in which teachers can align their content goals and identify opportunities to incorporate design methodology into their practice.  Many new projects were born including a math and […]

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PSP’s first (Brain)storm!

Minneapolis got a foot of snow this week and with the storm came new faces! We had a handful of new teens move in and had solid numbers of 4-5 kids each session. We also had a recurring teen who walked through the D3 process for the new kids and explained each step, impressive! With […]

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Navigating Week 2 @ PSP

This week, D3 provided us with lots of successes but not without a few things to work on. It felt great to get another week of D3 under our belt, especially our first week on our own (sans Kim and Danny!). But we also faced the all-too-real effects of the extremely mobile teen population here […]

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D3 lands in Minneapolis!

  To quickly introduce, we are Emily and Beau, the new design interns for D3 at People Serving People! We’re so excited to be a part of the larger D3 family and facilitators for D3 at PSP, an organization we already feel really connected to. Emily (blonde) has a degree in graphic design, background in […]

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Harlem Shake Comes to Nightingale Middle School To Bring Students Together to Share School Pride

As the Harlem Shake has been shaking offices and classes around the nation, a group of students wanted to bring some of that fun to lunchtime at Nightingale.  They teamed up with local student director and producer Danielle from Highland Park High School and brainstormed how to make it happen.  After setting a date, these […]

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Quick & Cheap Spatial Transformations at C:/dags

  Transforming the Gaming & Design Room at C:/dags is an ongoing challenge.  So far, students have worked together using the D3 methodology to analyze the space and talk about their ideas for how it should be used by students. This week a group of students created some quick prototypes for how the space could […]

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C:/dags Project of the Month: Avatar

This week, D3 facilitators led teachers through a PD workshop that was focused on developing the gaming culture of C:/dags.  The challenge was to create personalized “Avatars” as a means of developing identity and self directed learning opportunities. Teachers will bring this project to their advisory classrooms and walk their students through a similar D3 […]

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