Design Challenge: Badging for 21st Century Skills
by the Education Design Lab in collaboration with Design Thinking DC
Join the Education Design Lab as we prototype new models for education and workforce preparation. The Lab has created a hands-on design experience for Capital E-xchange participants and special guests from Design Thinking DC (DT:DC) at Gallup headquarters.
5:30–6:30 Networking Reception — DT:DC members are invited to a reception with Capital E-xchange participants.
6:30–8:30 Designing with the Lab
This evening event will move participants through a design thinking process as part of one of the Lab’s current challenges: helping George Mason University with “badging.” The question we will address: How might we assess, develop, and credibly credential 21st century skills—such as creativity, collaboration, critical thinking or persistence—within or beyond a university degree?
The Lab will lead you through using design tools to explore the design challenge. Your prototype may contribute to new ways for students to develop and be recognized for skills critical to work and lifelong learning.
Learn about badging systems and their potential: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_051cGs6n8w
About the Lab: The Education Design Lab is working with learning institutions, entrepreneurs, and employers, to prototype and implement education models that better prepare students for successful roles in the fast-moving knowledge economy.
About Capital E-xchange: Capital E-xchange will examine education holistically, with an eye on how education technology can improve classroom outcomes. By bringing together the policy makers, the Edtech entrepreneurs and the school decision-makers, we will drive new ways of reforming our education system. Capital E-xchange will be a unique mix of business and education, providing an environment in which entrepreneurs driving innovation in learning can interact with dedicated teachers. Interested in attending Capital E-xchange? Register here.