Video Design-a-Thon School

Video Design-a-Thon School

Learn by Design Cycle

Learn by Design Cycle

New technology

New technology

In the coming years we can expect rapid change in all aspects of our lives due to new developments in genetics, robotics, nanotechnology and further development in information technology. We must help children become "Future Proof" by teaching them to design and to make through creative and critical thinking and with the new technology.
Design-a-Thon School is a platform and learning community that helps children (and teachers) on that journey. It is especially developed as a design based learning method for children in the 6 to 12 year range.
It combines learning and making with the real world issues which encourages children making the world a better place. Through this learning method children harness their natural creativity, develop empathy, explore new technology by making with it and in its implications for society.
On this website we offer a guided design process, design tools, themes, technology, making guides and continuos (online) support.

Design-a-Thon School is developed by Unexpect and based on the Global Children's Design-a-Thon.


Learn by design, with technologies, through experience!

 
 

Licenses & costs:

 

Design-a-Thon School is growing, every month we add new projects and technical guides.
From September 2015 we will have a forum for teachers to exchange experiences and to get tips from Design-a-Thon School and each other.
The school works on a license basis, for example one primary school can buy one license for all students and teachers in the school for a whole year. There are three license packages:

BASIC LICENSE 750 :
With the basic license, the whole school gets access to Design-a-Thon School, with all the contents, use of the teacher's forum and a steadily growing collection of cross-subject projects and technical guides.
It's cheaper than buying a whole method Nature and Technique! And you can still cover all the curriculum topics in a new engaging way.

EXPERT LICENSE 1,800 :
With the Expert license, the whole school gets access to Design-a-Thon School, with all the contents, use of the teacher's forum and a steadily growing collection of cross-subject projects and technical guides.
Plus the school gets two half-day trainings for 8 to 10 teachers.

EXPERT PLUS LICENSE € 3,600 :
With the Expert license, the whole school gets access to Design-a-Thon School, with all the contents, use of the teacher's forum and a steadily growing collection of cross-subject projects and technical guides.
Plus the school gets two half-day trainings for 8 to 10 teachers.l.
En the school also gets 20 hours of support on location, while doing the first Design-a-thons. 

* Costs for project management might be added depening on the size or complexity of the school.
** Costs are per school, exclusives of VAT.

 

How does Design-a-Thon School work?

 

Design-a-Thon School is a platform and learning community that helps children and teachers become "Future Proof" by teaching them to design and to make through creative and critical thinking and with the new technology.
It combines learning and making with the real world issues which encourages children making the world a better place.
Design-a-Thon School online platform offers a wide variety of teaching materials for making big (large) and small(er) projects at school or at location.
We call them Designa-Thons.
Children and teachers can choose to do whole Design-a-Thon as prescribed or pick and choose tools and themes to create their own. Depending on the time available and what you want to learn. You can create your own learning experiences.    

 

We offer:

·      3 sorts of licenses: basis, expert, expert plus.

·      Trainings: to get schools and organizations up and running, we give training programs and on-location support.

·      Kits: to make and create with, including components and tools. From simple motors and LED’s to Humming Bird robotics kits. For a whole class or individual child.

·      Whole Design-a-Thons

·      Tools and themes for creating your own Design-a-Thon

·      Digital presentations: Theme introduction files and Guidelines, how-to videos, worksheets, digital summaries, design tools, themes, technology.

·      Continuous (online) support (and teachers' forum)

·      Periodical newsletter with news of our platform, tips & tricks etc.

 

Design-a-Thon platform is growing continuously: new projects, technical manuals etc.
In September 2015 we are launching a teachers' forum where teachers can exchange their experiences and get tips from the Design-A-Thon School and each other.

 

FAQ:

 

·      What is Design-a-Thon School and how does it work?

·      For whom is Design-a-Thon School?

·      How can I implement Design-a-Thon in my school / organization?

·      What do children learn with Design-a-Thon?

·      What do teachers learn with Design-a-Thon?

·      With which materials do Design-a-Thon School work?

·      What are the costs of Design-a-Thon School?