DESIGN-ED Conference scheduled
DESIGN-ED will hold it’s second annual conference at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia on June 27-28, 2014.
DESIGN-ED is a collaboration of PreK-12 teachers, schools, administrators, universities, designers, organizations, businesses, museums, institutions, individuals, and others supporting design education initiatives in K-12 schools. The purpose of the DESIGN-ED coalition is to develop policies of support for design education at the international, national, state, and local school district levels.
This year’s conference theme is “Integration Through Design”. It is the core belief of the DESIGN-ED coalition that teaching design creates a bridge across all curricular areas, making connections for authentic learning to occur. The “Integration Through Design” theme will serve to reinforce this position and act as a lever for attendees who already agree with this philosophy or are curious as to how they can achieve greater cross-curricular success in their classrooms and schools.