KING CHAVEZ HIGH SCHOOL
Design Thinking Workshop
King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools serves over 2,000 students in the Historic Barrio District and Downtown San Diego.
The King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools is focused on closing the achievement gap between urban students and their suburban counterparts, promoting social justice through educational reform, and developing local leaders.
Our goal in piloting a design thinking workshop was to test initial tools we would use when co-creating a semester-long curriculum. Over the course of two days, students identified and discussed problems in their communities and prototyped potential solutions.
Fresh Conceptual's educational mission is driven by community innovation. Our goal was to create an understanding of how to use and apply technology as a practical vehicle for change. Our objective was to teach high school students critical thinking skills through application of technology-based tools and methods.
Our two-day workshop focused on introducing key concepts and skill application through fun, interactive exercises, games, and discussion-based prompts. Students had never been exposed to the design thinking methodology, although they were currently incorporating technology-based learning and agile methods in their blended classroom.
67% would take the workshop again
24% weren’t sure if they would take it again
4% would not take it again
The workshop incorporated the following hard and soft skill components:
- Empathy Interviews
- Collaborative Ideation