NOVA Lab–Second Day Reflection

One of the things we’ve discovered is that there are many ways to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.  Today was a great example. After we touched back on the contributions we made yesterday about the story of why we took this class, Mr. Heidt introduced us to the poem below. While it might seem a poemContinue reading “NOVA Lab–Second Day Reflection”

NOVA Lab–First Day…First Iteration

Today, August 26th , marked the kick off of what we in this class are designing as a a year of deeper learning and immense good through human-centered design and social entrepreneurship.  Our new, year-long class, inNOVAtion Lab, actually a reboot of a semester-long class that ran in 2016–17 called Design Lab, is modeled onContinue reading “NOVA Lab–First Day…First Iteration”

Testimonial #2

Another letter, though from the same author as testimonial #1, about the impact of the type of learning students experience(d) in Design Lab/NOVA Lab. Dear Mr. Heidt, I hope you’re doing well! And that you remember me! I had an opportunity a couple weeks ago that reminded me of your class…so much so to theContinue reading “Testimonial #2”

Ideas for Projects

I’ll post ideas here whenever I find them.  Everything is open for inquiry, iteration, and implementation. Keep in mind: The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals NASA is looking for ways to clean up space junk. Philly Parking Day Designing for social impact…and fun.         Can We Stop Food Waste? Why are thingsContinue reading “Ideas for Projects”

Some Links and Resources as Background

Documents 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 interestedContinue reading “Some Links and Resources as Background”