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Design Sprints

Design Sprints introduce students to design thinking for social impact with a 4-hour experience that can launch them in Community Projects. The Design Sprint resources provide educators with complete lesson plans for each stage of the Design for Change framework: Feel, Imagine, Do, Share.

EMPATHY PODCASTS


All lesson plans start with an Empathy Podcast.

These short podcasts help your students become empathic about a specific social issue, while learning the Design for Change methodology.

Each podcast is aligned with a UN Global Goal and includes real interviews with people affected by that issue and changemakers making a difference.

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Feel :: Empathize

Feel

Students listen to a specially-designed podcast highlighting a community challenge.

Imagine :: Brainstrom

Imagine

The team brainstorms collaboratively using quick and easy activities in the classroom.

Do :: Prototype

Do

They develop action plans and storyboards to address the social issue.

SHARE

The students present ideas, solutions and action plans and critique them as a group.

Time Required: 5 hours
Feature: Design thinking protocols
Where: In class
Output: Action planning
Perfect for the Educator: Looking for a way to build on student empathy and introduce the design thinking process for social action.

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Scale up or down?

Not ready yet? Try an Empathy Warmup. Want to get into the community? Try a Community Action.

EMPATHY WARMUPS

A quick way to get engaged with a specific social cause and for your students to think critically about it.

Time Commitment:
1 hour

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COMMUNITY ACTION

Lesson plans that take your students into the community to discover issues they care about and do something about them.

Time Commitment:
10+ hours

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