Designed to Learn is all about making very small changes to your REGULAR work to make a greater impact on your learners and your community!
This fellowship was created to engage educators in a series of design thinking experiences through reading Designed to Learn, by Dr. Lindsay Portnoy with the goal of implementing a project(s) in your classroom anchored by design to learn approaches. This work will be supported by asynchronous spaces for ongoing connection, feedback, and support.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 1st 2021
- Attend an introductory synchronous online session to meet fellowship colleagues and Designed to Learn author and MASCD president as you begin to co-create and ideate your initial project(s) plans,
- Read the introduction and chapter 1 of Designed to Learn prior to the first meeting,
- Implement in your classroom project(s) anchored by approaches within Designed to Learn,
- Attend virtual monthly fellowship meetings to support fellowship colleagues in continued ideation and iteration,
- Receive personalized coaching from Dr. Lindsay Portnoy, Author of Designed to Learn and Associate Teaching Professor at Northeastern University, and Dr. Shaunna Harrington, MASCD President and Teaching Professor at Northeastern University,
- Engage in a series of design thinking experiences that will make fellows 'experts' in the domain through the year supported by asynchronous spaces for ongoing connection, feedback, and support
- Participate in a culminating event including a virtual gallery walk that celebrates your work with a global community of educators, policy makers, and the general public, and
- Get support writing about and publishing your design thinking work for wider audiences to read.
- MASCD Design Thinking Fellows will work with coaches throughout the year on all phases of their design thinking project.
- Fellows will receive a copy of Designed to Learn, by Lindsay Portnoy
- A stipend of up to $500 will be provided to cover costs associated with their design project(s) (i.e. materials for students) or to expand design thinking throughout their grade/department/school (i.e. purchasing multiple copies of Designed to Learn to share with colleagues in a reading group they would facilitate).