This resource includes a recording of the May 4, 2017 AAO Webinar with Samantha Weaver. Six nonprofits in Pittsburgh offer K-12 architectural education programs of one stripe or another, so they joined together to form the Architecture Learning Network (ALN) to help high school students navigate their options. What began with a shared calendar listing grew into a system of learning pathways and digital badges thanks to a grant from the Sprout Fund.
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As part of the 2016 Design Matters Conference, Gabrielle Lyon presented about the Chicago Architecture Foundation's new graphic novel version of the Wacker Manual.
The conference proceedings from ‘LearnXDesign2015’ are a comprehensive volume of topics across themed design pedagogy and research. The papers delivered at the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, co-organized by DRS, CUMULUS, and DESIGN-ED, are the focus of these volumes.
As part of the same-title session at the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Ed Orlowski, associate professor of architecture at Lawrence Technological University, shared a brief presentation about organizing college and graduate-level students to respond to real-world design challenges posed by local community groups. There is much in Orlowski's approach that echoes the work of traditional K-12 architectural organizations, but, of course, his Activist Architecture and Design Studio course at LTU deals with emerging designers in higher education.
As part of the same-title session at the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Helen Slade, architect, educator and co-founder of the Chicago-based design collective, Territory, shared a brief presentation about organizing high school students to respond to real-world design challenges posed by local community groups.
This presentation was delivered by Carol Rhea, FAICP, President of the American Planning Association, and Mark Hinshaw, FAICP, FAIA, Walker Macy during the 2015 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, IL. It includes links to APA resources for the Kids Planning Toolbox, lesson plans, Great Places in American program, briefing papers, and publications that may inform AAO Members' public programs, educational programs, and exhibitions.
This presentation from Dr. Robert Tai (Associate Professor of Science Education, Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia) was delivered at the Architecture + Design Education Network (A+DEN) Workshop during the 2015 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, IL. The slides provide a look into Tai’s research into seven instructional strategies commonly used in teaching STEM subjects to K-12 students.
As part of the 2014 A+DEN Symposium, Barry Kudrowicz (University of Minnesota, College of Design) provided an introductory workshop that started out by covering a number of best practices on conducting brainstorming and group problem solving sessions and then transitioned into a hands-on building session that asked participants to dream up opportunities for embedding technology into structures. The workshop combined traditional model-making materials with easy-to-use sensors and motors from littleBits. This presentation is a useful primer for educators interested in incorporating more technology into their K-12 architecture education lessons, or just looking for new activities and ice-breakers/bell-ringers to facilitate group interaction.
As part of the 2014 A+DEN Symposium, Annie Conway and Jennifer Masengarb from the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) provided an introductory workshop on the world of student assessment and open badging, including CAF's current investments in building digital badges to accompany its free online design tool for K-12 students and educators, DiscoverDesign.org.
A featured workshop one the final day of the 2014 A+DEN Symposium focused on the challenges facing K-12 Architecture Educator to explain the value and impact of their efforts to lay audiences. Professional story coaches from Thought Warrior, Inc. worked with one A+DEN participant over a series of weeks; "Before" and "after" pitches were presented as part of this general workshop on effective storytelling.