Resources

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What is Planning?: One Page Resources for Kids

Inspire children to consider careers in planning. Access Q&As with various planners, and share with children what it takes to be a planner, why people choose the profession, and how they recommend students get involved.

Organization: 
American Planning Association
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 9, 2017 - 11:46am

Kids & Community Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Every community is special and has a story to tell. This scavenger hunt gives you fun ways to begin exploring the different pieces that make-up your community. By putting these pieces together, you might even learn some of your town's secrets!

Organization: 
American Planning Association
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 9, 2017 - 11:42am

Metropolis: Classroom resource

Metropolis is a curriculum developed by John Martoni, a third-grade teacher and planner. It was designed as a standards-based, interdisciplinary unit of study for grades 3-6 (though it could be adapted for any grade level). Packed with illustrations and exercises, it is intended for use by elementary classroom teachers and other adults who seek to expose children to a variety of urban forms from around the world. The city elements presented in the lessons are edges, districts, public spaces, landmarks, and transportation.

Organization: 
American Planning Association
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 9, 2017 - 11:40am

Architectural History Teaching Resources

The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) is a worldwide group of architectural scholars with a mission to produce teaching materials of non-Western subjects for teachers of architectural survey courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Feel free to browse and download this lecture preparation material for free. This material was produced by scholars belonging to the GAHTC community, and funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Organization: 
Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by aao on October 31, 2017 - 9:45am

AAO Webinar: Leveraging Local Networks

This resource includes a recording of the May 4, 2017 AAO Webinar with Samantha Weaver. Six nonprofits in Pittsburgh offer K-12 architectural education programs of one stripe or another, so they joined together to form the Architecture Learning Network (ALN) to help high school students navigate their options. What began with a shared calendar listing grew into a system of learning pathways and digital badges thanks to a grant from the Sprout Fund.

Organization: 
AAO
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by aao on May 4, 2017 - 10:25am

No Small Plans (2016 Design Matters Conference)

As part of the 2016 Design Matters Conference, Gabrielle Lyon presented about the Chicago Architecture Foundation's new graphic novel version of the Wacker Manual.

Organization: 
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by aao on November 30, 2016 - 9:53am

Learn x Design: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers

The conference proceedings from ‘LearnXDesign2015’ are a comprehensive volume of topics across themed design pedagogy and research. The papers delivered at the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, co-organized by DRS, CUMULUS, and DESIGN-ED, are the focus of these volumes. 

Organization: 
CUMULUS Association / DRS SIG on Design Pedagogy /DESIGN-ED Coalition
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by aao on August 29, 2016 - 1:25pm

From Kid to Student to Architect: Connecting the Dots Along the Learning Pathway (Part 2) (2015 Design Matters Conference)

As part of the same-title session at the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Ed Orlowski, associate professor of architecture at Lawrence Technological University, shared a brief presentation about organizing college and graduate-level students to respond to real-world design challenges posed by local community groups. There is much in Orlowski's approach that echoes the work of traditional K-12 architectural organizations, but, of course, his Activist Architecture and Design Studio course at LTU deals with emerging designers in higher education.

Organization: 
Lawrence Technological University
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by aao on November 16, 2015 - 4:18pm

From Kid to Student to Architect: Connecting the Dots Along the Learning Pathway (Part 1) (2015 Design Matters Conference)

As part of the same-title session at the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Helen Slade, architect, educator and co-founder of the Chicago-based design collective, Territory, shared a brief presentation about organizing high school students to respond to real-world design challenges posed by local community groups.

Organization: 
Territory
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by aao on November 16, 2015 - 4:11pm

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