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Cars, Chemistry, and Coding

Today at C:/dags we stopped into conduct post-project reflections with teachers who just wrapped up D3 projects with their class. Mr. Garcia’s balloon powered car project ended on a high note with a competition that would students’ final designs to the test.  After winners were crowned, a discussion was held to understand the successful aspects […]

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Three Projects at C:/dags

This week, we supported an exciting triad of teacher-led projects at C:/dags. First we stopped by Mr. Garcias Physics class, where he’s facilitating a balloon-powered-car project with the help of the D3 process.  His students have developed stong problem statements for their designs, and have a limited pallette of materials to use.  They are currently […]

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Cut paper symbolizes current furniture

D3 @ PSP: Finalizing A Design Proposal

This week the teens at PSP made a lot of progress using the D3 process to create a design proposal for the 5th floor lounge space to become the teen programming workroom at PSP. Each day kids were lined up on the waiting list to join and parents expressed how their child so looks forward […]

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Making floor plans and wall plans...

D3 @ PSP: Movin’ On Up – Lounge to Workspace Redesign

Continuing the excitement following PBS’ filming of the final phase of The Map of Our Neighborhood D3 @ PSP had full attendance both days this week! We have begun to design a solution for moving our workspace from the Rec. Room back to the family lounge space on PSP’s fifth floor. In digging deeper teens […]

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Diving back into D3

This week marked D3’s first week back on campus at C:/dags.  With a growing student population, the school has hired several new teachers to join the C:/dags team.  We appreciated their enthusiasm to dive right into the project planning process using our new planning tools.  Another exciting development this week was the installation of the […]

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Nightingale TRASHformation Team Sets the Nighthawk Free!

The Nightingale TRASHformation team came together last month to unveil the Nighthawk they created from campus waste with local group Ruckus Roots.  At the time of our last update, the team had begun building the body for the bird, and was starting to test out different materials for its head and beak.  After some trial […]

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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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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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Young Advice Crew Creates First Hallway Hieroglyph at Nightingale

This week at Nightingale, the Young Advice Crew shared their completed hallway hieroglyph with the school community. Their challenge was to create a hieroglyph to represent their peer mediation group and what it has to offer to NMS students.  They began by brainstorming concepts that represent the group and then turned these into images.  After […]

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