A series of online design studio sessions for teams of educators from schools and districts across the country and the world to advance their vision for what school could be.
A virtual design workshop for faculty in STEM disciplines to collaboratively develop new programs and curriculum materials that go beyond core content knowledge to integrate mindsets and values.
Sun Devil Learning Labs is a virtual platform that provided meaningful clinical experiences for MLFTC teacher candidates and supported local students and families during the pandemic.
In the fall of 2019, the Arizona Network for School Improvement (Arizona NSI), a Gates Foundation grant partnership between< Access ASU and Be A Leader Foundation, reached out to the Design Initiatives team for support on training and facilitation on Continuous Improvement processes.
A cohort of MLFTC staff from across college units came together during the 2019-20 academic year to demystify the practices of principled innovation and use principled design to catalyze positive change within their work contexts.
Our Design Initiatives team partnered with Kyrene School District to lead a design process to develop a new school model.
How might we foster intrapreneurial mindsets in teacher candidates?
How might we begin to develop changemaker mindsets in first-year students through an introductory college course?
How might a small, rural junior high school redesign its curriculum to increase student engagement and learning?
How might each of the district’s ten schools design a unique identity for themselves?
How might a district’s leadership team become more innovative in its approach to problem-solving?
How might we support a school’s turnaround effort through collaboration and design?
How might we support staff within MLFTC to be creative intrapreneurs and create positive change in our college?