Your Name and Title: Designing for All: Lessons from a Global Network of Maker Classrooms
School or Organization Name: Digital Promise Global
Co-Presenter Name(s): Jonelle Lorantas, Mahfuza Rahman, Elyse Gainor, and Lisa Jobson
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Mundaring, Australia, Toronto, Canada, and Redwood City, CA, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Teachers and Technology Coordinators
Short Session Description: This session features participants in the Learning Studios - a global network of teachers and students focused on learning design thinking and invention skills.
Full Session Description: Presenters will share experiences and learnings from the first two years of the global Learning Studios initiative connecting over 70 schools and youth organizations in a growing network of 15 countries around the world. This project leverages a facilitated online network to help teachers learn and collaborate as they guide their students in learning about media, design, and entrepreneurship. To date, Global Challenges have included a Global Goals, Local Solutions (design a product, service, or campaign to aid their community in alignment with one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals), Play to Learn (design a game to teach the player something new), and Design for All, focused on redesigning everyday objects and systems to be more equitable, inclusive, and accessible.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: More about the Learning Studios, including a Research White Paper, a participant story gallery, and Teachers Guide, can be found at http://global.digitalpromise.org/learning-studios