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.
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This presentation was delivered by Carol Rhea, FAICP, President of the American Planning Association, and Mark Hinshaw, FAICP, FAIA, Walker Macy during the 2015 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, IL. It includes links to APA resources for the Kids Planning Toolbox, lesson plans, Great Places in American program, briefing papers, and publications that may inform AAO Members' public programs, educational programs, and exhibitions.
This presentation from Dr. Robert Tai (Associate Professor of Science Education, Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia) was delivered at the Architecture + Design Education Network (A+DEN) Workshop during the 2015 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, IL. The slides provide a look into Tai’s research into seven instructional strategies commonly used in teaching STEM subjects to K-12 students.
As part of the 2014 A+DEN Symposium, Barry Kudrowicz (University of Minnesota, College of Design) provided an introductory workshop that started out by covering a number of best practices on conducting brainstorming and group problem solving sessions and then transitioned into a hands-on building session that asked participants to dream up opportunities for embedding technology into structures. The workshop combined traditional model-making materials with easy-to-use sensors and motors from littleBits. This presentation is a useful primer for educators interested in incorporating more technology into their K-12 architecture education lessons, or just looking for new activities and ice-breakers/bell-ringers to facilitate group interaction.
As part of the 2014 A+DEN Symposium, Annie Conway and Jennifer Masengarb from the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) provided an introductory workshop on the world of student assessment and open badging, including CAF's current investments in building digital badges to accompany its free online design tool for K-12 students and educators, DiscoverDesign.org.
A featured workshop one the final day of the 2014 A+DEN Symposium focused on the challenges facing K-12 Architecture Educator to explain the value and impact of their efforts to lay audiences. Professional story coaches from Thought Warrior, Inc. worked with one A+DEN participant over a series of weeks; "Before" and "after" pitches were presented as part of this general workshop on effective storytelling.
Compilation of brief presentations from the second night of the 2014 A+DEN Symposium. Participants from across the United States met up at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum for 2.5 days of shared learning and networking. Each participant delivered a short address detailing his/her work - a useful snapshot of this unique field.
Compilation of brief presentations from the opening night of the 2014 A+DEN Symposium. Participants from across the United States met up at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum for 2.5 days of shared learning and networking. Each participant delivered a short address detailing his/her work - a useful snapshot of this unique field.
Creativity and innovation matter in today’s global economy.
Lecture by AAO Member Linda Keane entitled STEAM by Design (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music), part of the TEDx Harambee event. Keane addresses the importance of informal learning and arts and design education, and how teaching both together leads students to becoming lifelong learners and contributors to creative economies.