On World Water Day, students at Tuscany School participated in a school wide “Walk for Water”. Our Kindergarten students began by exploring “Why Water is Important”. They created posters to share their findings and promote our walk. An informational video was created and shared with the whole school to develop empathy for all the people in the world who work hard for their drinking water.
Seeing with the eyes of another
Listening with the ears of another
And feeling with the heart of another
How might you design an instrument to carry water around the field?
Through this process, students got to experience what it might be like to have to travel distances to gather water for their family.
Staff and students at Tuscany School have been incorporating the Design Thinking Process and developing the Design Thinking Mindsets throughout the year. During one of our Professional Development Days, teachers engaged in the Design Thinking Process in a Balloon Busting Challenge. Teachers worked collaboratively experiencing first hand the process and engaged in feedback and assessment. The staff and students look forward to tackling their next Design Thinking Challenge.
Colleen (@cgainor) is currently participating in the professional learning institute Design the Shift #cbeshift