Mon, 11/23/2015

Improving the financial literacy of high school graduates was the subject of Penn Treaty's DT Philly project last year, and is often mentioned by our high school teams as a need in their school or community.  According to a recent survey, only 57% of U.S. citizens are financially literate (click...

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Wed, 11/18/2015

Don't miss your chance to learn tips and strategies from designer Eric Schneider that will help your team conduct effective research and brainstorming, and to learn from interim design reviews at Saturday's DT Philly project support meeting!  Staff and mentors will be on hand to answer all of...

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Mon, 11/02/2015

On Saturday, November 7, the Tyler School of Art at Temple University is hosting a free Philadelphia Architecture and Design Fair for high school and college students, parents, teachers, and counselors interested in...

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Wed, 10/28/2015

Design thinking comes to NASA!  Check out this interesting article from Core77 about how designers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are using DT to support their mission formulation work:

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Mon, 10/26/2015

At DT Philly, we see students contemplating and empathizing with the needs of different segments of the community, including the elderly, which is why a recent article in The Wall Street Journal ...

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Mon, 10/12/2015

If you're interested, here's a link to one of the Harvard Business Review articles on design thinking that Garry referenced at training!

Mon, 09/28/2015

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.

Fri, 09/04/2015

In an editorial yesterday, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged schools, government, and businesses to embrace learning models that prepare students for...

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Fri, 08/07/2015

How will you change your world?  DT Philly is now accepting applications for school teams!  Don't miss the fun...high school, middle school, and elementary school registration is open at: 

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Thu, 07/02/2015

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...

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DT Philly Updates

Fri, 12/09/2016

It feels like winter has finally arrived in the Philadelphia area, but that’s not stopping the Wellness Warriors Design Team at Bartram High School from dreaming of green…a green space, that is!  

The 9th grade students who make up the team have earned this month’s high school “team of the month” honors for their project exploring ways in which they might convert an unwelcoming outdoor...

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Mon, 11/21/2016

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.  

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Thu, 11/17/2016

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...

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Tue, 11/15/2016

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...

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Thu, 11/10/2016

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...

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Sat, 11/05/2016

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...

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Thu, 10/13/2016

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...

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Tue, 09/06/2016

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...

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