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OSLN Design Challenge series: What is the OSLN Design Challenge?

10.12.2021 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Introduction to Design Based Thinking and Design Challenge Registration series: Join Metro Staff to learn about running a design challenge in your school. 

In this session, teachers will be introduced to the 2021-22 #STEMbuildsOhio challenge and the entire design challenge process. Understand the philosophy, logistics, and value of a successful design challenge in your classroom or school.

OSLN Design Challenge Overview is a 90-minute session and the first of a four part Design Challenge Miniseries. In this session, teachers will be introduced to the OSLN Design Challenge for 2021-22 and an overview of the entire Design Challenge process. The session will introduce teachers to the philosophy behind the Design Challenge and the impact capabilities of the DC. The session will also discuss this year’s Design Challenge and how the specific problem affects our community, locally and globally, and on the logistics of planning and scheduling the design challenge for your school. We know that when students care about creating solutions to a problem, their creativity can flourish. We will discuss ways to engage your students from day one. Teachers will have access to tools for the development and implementation of a successful Hook Day, another important piece in enhancing student buy-in. Teachers in this session will also work to develop a schedule for the overall Design Challenge implementation to include the development of benchmarks and due dates, scheduling accommodations and logistics that work for their school.

Other sessions in this series: 

  • October 19, 2021 – Design Based Thinking 101: The session starts with ideas of design based thinking and takes teachers through a practical application of the stages of the #STEMbuildsOhio challenge. Examples and curriculum tools will leave participants with a firm grasp of how to execute any design challenge.
  • October 26, 2021 – The Pedagogy of a Design Challenge: Dive deep into the role of the teacher as design challenge coach. Outline new strategies for engaging students, scaffolding advanced challenges, and modifying a challenge to suit your classroom.
  • November 9, 2021 – Connecting the Design Challenge: This final session is all about connection. Link your #STEMbuildsOhio design challenge experience to academic content standards, student interests, and the pressing needs of the local community.
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