DT Philly Updates

Mon, 11/24/2014

We'd like to introduce you to one of the great teams participating in DT Philly this year...the Abraham Lincoln Power Pointers.  Here are a few thoughts they shared to help us get to know them:

What is one thing that should be taught in school that isn't?  Our team feels that how to manage your money  in life should be taught in school.

If someone made a...

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Thu, 11/20/2014

Congratulations to the All-Starz from Kensington International Business High School for finishing their start-up activities and becoming the first team to earn a piece of the puzzle!  

Tue, 11/18/2014

We heard some interesting ideas and perspectives yesterday as the KCAPA design team discussed a variety of challenges and then narrowed their focus to one for their DT Philly Challenge project.  For teams that haven't already done so, it's time to upload your "empathy" stage work including your images of good design, your list of design challenges, and your first take on your design problem...

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Thu, 11/13/2014

KCAPA didn't waste any time earning their first badge by inviting architect Zach Newhard to their school to meet the team and talk about his work.  Many thanks to Zach for taking the time to share his knowledge and experience! 

Mon, 11/10/2014

Hey DT Philly teams…to help you start exploring the new website, we’ve posted a pop-up opportunity in the Discussion section.  Log in to check it out!  Lincoln HS was the first team to post to the new site, and KCAPA is the first team to have students working on the site.  Nice job everyone!

Fri, 10/31/2014

Congratulations to MLK’s Conservation Cougars, Kensington International Business High School, Lincoln High School, and KCAPA for being the first to register their teams and/or submit photos and assignments (the above photo is from KCAPA's exploration of good design)!

Wed, 10/22/2014

Design team leaders…it’s time to do your start-up activities and earn your first points!  Don’t forget to register your team name and logo, have all team members sign into their accounts and upload a picture or avatar for their personal profile, write a brief intro in the “About” section for your team (or, as a team, answer the introductory questions provided), and schedule an...

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Wed, 10/22/2014

DT Philly 2014-15 kicked off at Drexel University on Saturday, October 18 with some of the Philadelphia school district’s most dedicated teachers and a great group of mentors learning how to bring a design thinking experience to their students.  We can’t wait to see what projects our teams tackle this year!


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