NOVA Lab Newsletter 1st Edition 2020: this is the introductory packet that I e-mailed to all parents of students a week or so before class started. It lays out the philosophical and pedagogical rationale for the class as well as sets a timeline for the work we will do together. If you are interested in the first iteration of this class in 2016-2017–You can read more about that here.
Of course, it might be easier to watch some videos or listen to podcasts to get a sense for what the class might be like. For that I recommend the following:
1) Here’s one from Natalie Nixon, a Prof at Phila. University, on what’s necessary to thrive in the coming years. You’ll be developing these skill sets as you work through projects in Nova Lab.
2) Take a look at my YouTube playlist about Design Lab
3) Design & Thinking Documentary. (Not super exciting, but thorough.)
4) The Shopping Cart— A look at design thinking & innovation in action through one project
Our Library Redesign work with Students and Teachers at MS East from 2016
Why would you even consider such a class? Three drivers: Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose