It's been some time since the transformative experience we had in the summer of 2016. The summer experience used the processes and mindsets of design thinking to imagine possibilities for engaging, authentic task design and making learning visible. Design the Shift is created using an iterative design process, and builds upon the successes of the previous year to create a new learning experience for educators.
We have been inspired by others and what they have made public and available to others. We gratefully acknowledge the dschool's K-12 Lab's home team as being particularly inspirational. In particular, the home team's focus on the mindsets rather than the design process resonated with us. We recognized that in past iterations of Design the Shift, those who already embodied the mindsets hit it out of the park and designed incredible learning experiences for their students. Those who had not deliberately focused on the mindsets had more difficulty in breaking through the barriers that held them back from using design with students. So we decided to focus on the mindsets this year. Here is what we mean by the mindsets: