Global Week of Design At Maplewood

In Ms. Schumm’s 4th grade class students collaborate with their parents to decide on a solution to the problem presented.
In Ms. Schumm’s 4th grade class students collaborate with their parents to decide on a solution to the problem presented.
Design thinking applies to all ages, levels, and subjects. The key is to make, build, and tinker as a response to a problem or question you have.
Design thinking applies to all ages, levels, and subjects. The key is to make, build, and tinker as a response to a problem or question you have.
This ‘Day of Design’ brings parents and students together to foster creativity. All children are naturally creative so they need to make and build, they need to play and experiment, they need to ask questions and follow their own curiosity.
This ‘Day of Design’ brings parents and students together to foster creativity. All children are naturally creative so they need to make and build, they need to play and experiment, they need to ask questions and follow their own curiosity.

Students need to make, build, and tinker. The Global Day of Design at Maplewood is extended to one week that focuses on using the Design Thinking Process in school during the month of May.  Our goal at Maplewood for Global Week of Design was to inspire a transformation in our school to incorporate design into an everyday practice with our students! On Global Design Day, parents were invited to work collaboratively with their children to become problem-solvers when faced with various design challenges. As Designers, they integrated the Design Loop which involves the following steps:

Ask- What’s the problem?  Define constraints.

Imagine- Choose a solution

Plan- Make a materials list and draw it

Create- Make it and try it out

Improve- Make it better

Global Week of Design provided new and innovative learning experiences for all Maplewood students!