If you're interested, here's a link to one of the Harvard Business Review articles on design thinking that Garry referenced at training! https://hbr.org/2015/09/design-thinking-comes-of-age
We're seeking a few good architects, engineers, designers, inventors, and innovators to help 6th-12th grade students as they learn to solve problems creatively with DT Philly 3.0! Learn more here.
The Celebrity Bowling Classic returns on Sunday, August 2, at South Bowl, Philly's newest bowling and party venue! Former Phillies slugger Greg Luzinski--pictured here with one of our DT Philly teams--will be there to support Garry's and Drew's charity fundraiser. For more information, visit...Read More
A big thank you to all of the teachers who responded to our survey on collaboration. Here we are organizing our findings!
DT Philly Updates
At Compete 360, teams in the High School and 6th-8th Grade Divisions have the opportunity to earn a piece of a 3D puzzle every time they complete all of their work for a stage of their DT Phily project. This incentive helps teams visualize their progress in fun way over the course of a months-long project and gives them a physical memento of their DT Philly journey.
We at Compete 360 love it when our DT Philly teams check out the work their fellow student designers are doing at schools across the city and share their thoughts, comments, and questions. It's a great way to learn, to be inspired, and to support one another. We'd like to give a big shout out to the Bartram Wellness Warriors for their thoughtful and encouraging messages to so many of their...Read More
Watch out for the KCAPA Smartinis, who have earned the high school division’s “Team of the Month” honors! This group of 9th, 10th, and 11th graders at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School is exploring the problem of bullying in their school. The team noticed that cyberbullying on social media is contributing to an increase in physical fights in their school this year. The...Read More
The Disston Dreamers, a design team of six students, is moving full steam ahead on their DT Philly project and earned "Team of the Month" honors for their timely and thoughtful work! These enthusiastic 6th graders are tackling the problem of book bag storage in their classrooms. At Hamilton Disston School, a K-8 school in the Tacony section of Philadelphia, the students must carry their book...Read More
Our high school teams are off and running with their 2016-17 projects! Newcomers John Bartram and Murrell Dobbins High Schools join returning participants Thomas A. Edison, Kensington, Kensington CAPA, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Jules E. Mastbaum, and Strawberry Mansion High Schools. Many of the teams took advantage of the opportunity to start learning about design thinking...Read More
We're excited to welcome a great group of new and returning teachers to this year's 6th-8th grade division of DT Philly. Our 2016-17 design teams hail from Chester A. Arthur School, Hamilton Disston School, Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences, William C. Longstreth School, S. Weir Mitchell School, Shawmont School, William T. Tilden Middle School, and Grover Washington, Jr. Middle School...Read More
While the Advanced 5 design team at Grover Washington, Jr. Middle School was busy last spring bringing their DT Philly project to life by painting walls in teachers' rooms to improve the environment for students and staff, their teacher and a volunteer from City Year were hard at work on their own project: creating a dedicated work space where groups like the design team can meet and be...Read More
Last fall, a team of 7th graders at Tilden Middle School in Southwest Philadelphia pondered a challenge that affected them as individuals and that impacted their school climate: “How might we reduce fighting in our classrooms and school in order to promote a more peaceful environment and give bullies or students in need a positive outlet?” The solution the Tilden Design Team presented at the...Read More