#TD4Ed Online Curriculum Opens to All Educators!
Earlier this month, BIF hosted the 12 teams who participated in the Teachers Design for Education (TD4Ed) pilot. TD4Ed is an online platform we created that connects, inspires, and enables teachers to design better learning environments for their students. Through the design thinking process, teachers identify problems, define challenges, and develop actionable solutions — together.
The high level of energy from more than 50 educators over the course of one weekend was incredible — and contagious! The teams, from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Chicago, and Philadelphia, presented their projects, gave each other feedback on next steps, and gave us feedback on how to make the TD4Ed experience even better.
Even more exciting, each of our teams has a plan to implement their ideas in the 2014-15 academic year. The TD4Ed teams have realized their potential for change and are already making a difference in their classrooms, schools, districts, and communities.
Now we’re ready to expand the TD4Ed program by opening up our online curriculum to the public! We want to multiply the number of educators who are empowered to turn problems they see into opportunities for a new and better education for their students.
On Friday, June 27, the TD4Ed team will be unveiling the platform at education conferences on both the East and West coasts. Sam Seidel and Jeff Drury will participate in PBL World’s Tech Expo in Napa Valley, while Lindsey Messervy and I will run a workshop at the DESIGN-ED Future 2014 Conference in Philadelphia.
We also want the BIF community to see what we’ve been up to! Curious about what we have been doing? Click here to sign up for access to our online curriculum and storytelling entries that highlight the journey of our 12 pilot teams.
Help us spread the word and make sure you join the launch at #TD4Ed on June 27!