Change starts with you.

Getting Started with Design for Change

Students don't have to wait to change the world. They can drive lasting change in their communities, given the right tools and resources. DFC recognizes that every child can be a designer for change provided the right tools, resources, and support.

As an educator, here's how you get started:

STEP 1

Download Our Free Educator’s Toolkit Poster

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DFC EDUCATOR'S TOOLKIT POSTER

The DFC Toolkit Poster provides a quick overview of each stage of the DFC framework.

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STEP 2

Engage your students using Design Sprints or Community Projects.

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DESIGN SPRINTS

Implement quick and simple activities that offer a fun, fresh, and exciting way to introduce
Design for Change and the methodology.

Time Commitment:
4 hours

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COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Build a customized learning experience for your students, using expert-designed
lesson plans and activities.

Time Commitment:
6-8 weeks

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STEP 3

Champion the Design for Change methodology in your organization.

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WORKSHOPS

Master the principles of design thinking and get trained on the Design for Change methodology.

Time Commitment:
2 Hours | 1/2 Day | Full Day

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COACHING

Receive customized coaching sessions on adopting Design for Change across your organization.

Time Commitment:
Flexible

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NEED A CUSTOM DESIGNED PROGRAM?

In the spirit of design thinking, our DFC Certified Coaches will co-create a series of learning experiences that best align to the priorities of your organization.

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Curriculum Books and Teacher's Manual

Our text is also available in print form. You can purchase it below.

Design for Change Student Guide

Design for Change offers a 30 hour middle school workbook jointly designed by the DFC Global Team, Stanford Design School and IDEO. We encourage each student to have a copy so they can follow along the Design for Change process.

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Design for Change Global Story Book

Read short stories of DFC projects from around the globe and inspire your students to join the movement and be the change.

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Design for Change Teacher's Manual

The teacher's manual is the ultimate companion to the Design for Change Curriculum. This guide walks you through how to effectively use the Design for Change curriculum with your students, while providing tips and additional supporting activities.

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