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  • Modernizing a Landmark Curriculum Resource

      PlusUs recently completed a project with the Center for Architecture and Design to modernize their Architecture in Education (AIE) program, an influential experience first created in 1986. The program has served as the basis for the majority of K-12 architecture education programs around the United States (and many around the world). HOW WE DID…

  • October’s Design Round Table @ Mercy CTE

      This month’s League of Extraordinary Educators Design Round Table was hosted at Mercy Career and Technical High School in Philadelphia. We chatted with two students who shared their experience with the IMPACT Philly program, which was developed by teachers Lori Aument and Mary Ruskey. The IMPACT Philly program has students design projects that drive…

  • May’s Design Round Table @ The Shipley School

    May’s Design Round Table was held at The Shipley School and hosted by Lower School Science Teacher Dan Del Duca and Upper School Science Teacher and Elizabeth Zodda. We began with a discussion on how maker-ed skills can be incorporated into other disciplines, and shared stories of how making has facilitated cross-disciplinary projects. Afterwards, we…

  • April’s Design Round Table @ University of the Arts Industrial Design

    April’s Design Round Table brought together an exciting mix of K-12 and university educators at the Industrial Design department at The University of the Arts. Industrial Design Program Director Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich took us on a tour of the undergraduate studios, where we met students diligently working on their final projects. She also walked us through…

  • March’s Design Round Table @ The Baldwin School

    This month Ryan Barnes, DREAM Lab coordinator at The Baldwin School led and hosted at Baldwin’s DREAM Lab maker spaces in the lower, middle, and upper schools. Ryan showed us the different spaces, projects, and tools used to ignite inquiry and facilitate hands-on learning at Baldwin. Their fantastic projects ranged from 3D printed bubble wands, to…

  • Design for Learning Grant: 2017 Finalists

       After a week of careful deliberation and spirited debate, PlusUs is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 PlusUs Design for Learning Grant! They are: The Center for Architecture and Design Friends’ Central School Mercy Career and Technical High School Perkiomen Valley Middle School East This diverse pool of finalists submitted compelling applications…