What Might the Class be Like in Practice?


No doubt you’d like to know how this class works and why it’s necessary.

For that I offer this website:  Startedupinnovation This is the website of a teacher from Indiana, Don Wettrick.  I’ve followed him for several years, skyped with him numerous times, and used Skype to bring him and his students into my classroom.  The class is, in large part, modeled on his work.

Here’s a great overview of Don’s work and the mindset behind it.  It’ll take you a 1/2 hour or so, but if you’re interested in actually doing something different, in changing school so that it taps into your interests and the things you want to learn…if you want to DO SOMETHING that benefits not only you but a wider community, please watch this.

Finally, here is Don’s Youtube channel where he posts with his students most every day.  Check out some of the videos and just listen to what these students are DOING!


Published by Garreth Heidt

Designerly Minded High School Humanities and Liberal Studies Teacher Faculty Mentor FIRST Robotics Team #7414--PV Retrobotics. Constantly learning, trying to be more a maker and less a consumer of culture. I believe in the infinite value of a liberal education and the power of design thinking to help make the world a better place.

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