University Laboratory High School is partnering with Professor Clifford Shin from the Industrial Design Department at University of Illinois to provide a hands-on design experience for educators to inspire and prepare them to become active leaders in design education.
Teachers will experience college level design education with the goal of developing curricula to bring back to their high school classrooms. To allow for a high level of individual instruction, the class will be limited to five teachers. Each week will look at design through the lens of the very topical concept of Human Centered Design (HCD), but with different project manifestations.
The first week (July 8-12) will feature Illustrator software in conjunction with the laser cutter.
The second week (July 15-19) will feature CAD, (e.g. SolidWorks) and 3D Printing.
In each session, teachers will be encouraged to discuss and generate curriculum ideas for use during the next school year.
Professor Shin, is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design/IDSA at U of I, and has extensive industry practice. His research is in Human Centered Design (a method of investigation to enhance user experiences) and Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Program Commitment and Stipend:
Teachers successfully completing the DTPSS class will be paid a stipend of $600/week for class attendance plus submission of a two-page reflection about how the course content might enhance their curriculum. The class will offer 30 Professional Development clock hours per week.
Explore program specifics, and the brief application. Email completed applications to Lisa Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, April 19 at 4pm. You will be notified of a decision via email on or before Friday, May 3, 2019.