The Design thinking strategy focuses on collaboration among all stakeholders to solve context-specific challenges, schools will be able to mobilize a broader investment in partnerships among families, students, educators and community. Design Thinking is a positive, productive way to tackle complex challenges. It involves deeply listening to families followed by an interactive process to come up with ideas to support student learning, together.

Why might we use Design Thinking in our community?

  • Build stronger partnerships among families and educators to support student learning
  • Better understand our school’s families and students
  • Solve a complex problem in our community, using many minds and perspectives
  • Develop greater trust in our community
  • Catalyze family engagement
  • Leverage community partners to support students’ learning
  • Integrates or adds to our school’s existing plans and goals
  • Set-up strong partnerships for learning for next school year