Design Engage

A powerful, collaborative planning kit for developing
learning programs that actively engage every student

 

Design/Engage is a friendly, collaborative planning kit consisting of scaffolded magnetic whiteboards and concept cards. The kit was developed by teachers and trialed and improved with over 20 schools throughout 2014 and 2015 here at Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning - a school-based consultancy staffed by teachers.

 

Practical Strategies for
Transformative Practice

Teachers can use the concept cards to seamlessly "pull in" great teaching innovations from a variety of frameworks and use them in conjunction with each other.

✓ Project-Based Learning & Inquiry-Based Learning
✓ Collaborative teaching teams
✓ Personalised Learning
✓ Flipped Learning & Technology
✓ Creative uses of space, including flexible learning environments

The kit provides a visible dashboard for teachers to get on the same page and get excited about new learning designs. It promotes empathy and insight for the student experience of learning, and is ideal for co-creation of learning with students and student voice.

The Emotion & Mindsets
of Design Thinking

The SCIL Design/Engage Platform is a collaborative, visual, tactile, scaffolded embodiment of design thinking. Sitting behind the three planning boards are a series of mindsets and emotional postures. The discover and define phases of design thinking are scaffolded on the People board. The ideate phase are scaffolded on the Storyboard and Habitat board. After ideas have been visualised, teams can leave the design/engage kit and implement a "prototype" or actual manifestation of their ideas. The challenge at this point is to move immediately back into "discovery" mode and become receptive to the new insights that arise from observing how people engage with the ideas. And the cycle repeats!

 

 

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Quickstart and Tutorials


Getting Started Intro to the Design Engage Kit

Getting Started
Intro to the Design Engage Kit

Tutorial 1 Form a Collaborative Team

Tutorial 1
Form a Collaborative Team

Tutorial 2 Connect With Vision & Values

Tutorial 2
Connect With Vision & Values

Tutorial 3 Create 'Empathy Personas'

Tutorial 3
Create 'Empathy Personas'

Tutorial 4 Create a Narrative

Tutorial 4
Create a Narrative

Tutorial 5 Start the Habit of Testing

Tutorial 5
Start the Habit of Testing

Tutorial 6 Personalised the Journey

Tutorial 6
Personalised the Journey

Tutorial 7 Prototype to New Insight

Tutorial 7
Prototype to New Insight

Tutorial 8 Define Valued Behaviours

Tutorial 8
Define Valued Behaviours

Tutorial 9 Shape the Physical Habitat

Tutorial 9
Shape the Physical Habitat

Tutorial 10 Shape the Virtual Habitat

Tutorial 10
Shape the Virtual Habitat

Prototyping Guide

Prototyping Guide

 
 

Case Studies