We are learning every day about the power of students, families, and communities to lead change. Learn with us through the resources on this page.
This article provides an overview of the what, why, and how of conducting empathy interviews.
This article from the74million shares examples of student-powered improvement, an approach where adults in schools redesign school systems with, rather than for, students.
This publication highlights the voices of students and teachers who participated in a Design Camp to tackle the question: How might teachers and students build stronger relationships and more engagement in virtual classrooms?
This publication explores the experience and resulting prototypes from a Design Camp with students and counselors who explored the question: How might we personalize postsecondary advising in the current context of COVID?
This publication highlights the voices of middle and high school students and teachers who participated in a three-month collaborative to explore experiences of race and racism and build more affirming classrooms together.
Community Design Partners is thrilled to be a Summit Partner at the 2024 Carnegie Summit, March 24-27 in San Diego. Join us for a session on Empathy Interviews and the Huddle Day!
Join us at the Deeper Learning Conference in sunny San Diego, March 27-29, 2024. Our session is a “Deep Dive” called Everything, everywhere, all at once: Student-powered improvement in schools and districts.
Empathy interviews are a human-centered method to hear stories and experiences from the people most impacted by systems in order to better solve problems. It is critical that team members embody the values and mindsets that are foundational to the practice as well as understand the logistics to carry them out.
This webinar, access slides here, sought to deepen participants understanding of what it really means to build trust between and among youth and adults.
Learn more about CDP’s in-person and virtual design sprints for groups of 6-100 people here.
Have a problem to solve? Want to engage your team in working together to find a solution? Consider a Design Sprint! Grounded in the stories and experiences of those closest to the problem, Design Sprints offer the opportunity to truly understand a problem and co-create solutions.
Here are just a few ways our team can help yours:
Introduction to Human-centered Continuous Improvement
Driver Diagram Essentials
Interested in a customized workshop for your team or context? We’d love to connect. Reach out for more information or to schedule.
We have several online learning resources available on our site, Student-Powered Improvement by Community Design Partners.
We designed this toolkit resource to illustrate three ways Accelerate ED might continue to expand how they engage families as they build, implement, and scale their vision.
This improvement guide includes strategies and protocols to be human-centered such as building an inclusive table and collecting empathy data.
This improvement guide includes strategies and protocols to see the system and be problem-specific including starting with strengths, identifying a problem, conducting a root cause analysis, and mapping systems.