Prototype Design Camp for Teens: Powerful Inquiry based learning

Prototype Design Camp believes:

  • Students should be challenged to solve authentic, real-world problems.
  • ‘Design Thinking’ is 21st Century pedagogy for solving real problems.
  • Problems should be discovered by research in the real world.
  • Students should be on teams with diverse skills and points of view.
  • Brainstorming should be taught and highly valued.
  • Proposed solutions should be tested over and over.
  • Failure should be embraced as a valid part of the process.
  • Prototypes should be presented to and reviewed by a professional jury.
  • The curriculum should be made available to others to further develop.

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