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Design39Campus

Brief School Profile:

 At Design39Campus, learning experiences are designed with the individual learner in mind. As a collaborative community, we nurture creative confidence, practice design thinking, learn through inquiry, connect globally, use technology and real world tools, and promote the courage and growth mindset necessary to change the world.

Teachers are called “Learning Experience Designers"

 

Location:

17050 Del Sur Ridge Road

San Diego, CA 92127

(858) 676-6639

 

Why are we visiting this school?

 

Alignment with our vision for K12 Magnet

[x]Competency Based

[x]Blended Learning

[x]Diversity

[x]Public School

 

Resources and Links:

School Blog

School Web Site

 

Contact:

Joe Erpelding

jerpelding@powayusd.com

858-382-4356

 


Notes from Visit:

  • Everything speaks titles, furniture, etc.
  • Open spaces, very flexible  
  • Choices in topic, process, product
  • Director of innovation
  • Teachers collaborating every single day.
  • Team (principal and 5 teachers) working together to design the school for a whole year.
  • TK - kindergarten for kids that are 5 before december 1 (½ day)
  • MIMS - PE teachers. When and why were they brought in?
  • Collaboration
  • Everyone is a leader.
  • Teachers are out of the room easily.
  • No more meetings - facilitated learning opportunities.
  • Carts for teachers, instead
  • No ownership of rooms. Design the space as needed. Reset the space at the end of each day/week/unit.
  • Students didn’t have any physical books, were put in the classroom.
  • Working agreements for student behavior not school rules.
  • Large classrooms, 60-65 kids, 2 teachers.
  • Kids without passes, not asking to use the bathroom.
  • Every piece of furniture has dual purposes.
  • Name design39 39th school and want kids to wonder first and foremost.
  • Design Studio for the adults.
  • Learning Experience Designers - We light the way.
  • Be cognizant of what works well for kids. Do it.
  • Activity for K12 sessions: Define what different things mean.





Questions still to ask:

  • Community agreements?
  • Video about 1st graders collaborating.
  • Clubs or activities
  • Philosophy on homework?
  • Literacy emphasis?
  • Lottery process: 1st draw is to match free and reduced lunch. 2nd draw is to fill Special Education demographics. 3rd draw is for diversity. Fourth draw is to do everything.
Direct download: Design39Campus-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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I have always felt so uninspired by the term “College and Career Ready!”

It seems so empty

George Martinez - chief of staff for anchorage mayor spoke at the African American Student Leadership conference

The term he used was Path to Passion.

That is much more inspiring.

Why passion?

Because we all need something more than a JOB!

We need our own personal mission statements.

Much of what I believe comes from my spiritual approach

I am a child of god. If I believe that I am a child of God, that must mean that I believe others are children of God as well. It makes it so much easier to be kind and nice to people.

It also makes it easier to have high expectations of people. Because they truly are more than they can ever believe.

I Discovered my passion at about 16 years old.

I learned that I had skills in teaching others, and leading others.

I could have chosen many other professions besides teaching and education, but because of my not-so-great educational experiences, I knew I could impact kids in a powerful way.

So, that’s what I do.

I inspire teachers and leaders to be their best. That’s why I do this podcast. Because I am living out my purpose for my life.

This is more than just me sitting in front of a microphone in my basement!

The mastermind is more than just me hanging out with some really cool leaders.

The TLS is more than just a Leadership Summit.

These are extensions of me fulfilling a purpose.

An educator could not have told me at sixteen that I would be doing this now.

But a visionary man helped me understand way back when I was 16, that right now, I am exactly where I need to be and that I am doing exactly what I need to be doing!


The real challenging part of understanding our passion is that it is admittedly pretty frufru as someone recently said.

I don’t think you’ll be able to find a guru that says “Find a deadend job, and stick with it until you retire, when you can finally do what you want.”

I think about some of the recent college grads that I know that are basically doing anything because they need money. I understand that, I’ve been there, but I was very much aware that that was not going to be my future.

They’re using the time after college to figure out what they love. How tragic for them.

In this day and age, with technology, I have a hard time believing that someone cannot make money from living their passion.

A career is something old people talk about. To the younger generation, it is just life.

But again, it is challenging, especially for educators, to inspire kids with an unknown. We like clear, specific answers. We don’t know what to do when we can’t predict the future. Which is funny, because we can’t.

So, how do we reconcile this? We understand that we can’t possibly know what the future holds for kids, and inspire them to find what they can do all day and love for their whole lives.

Some might say they love playing call of duty all day, but most of them don’t. Most of them prefer that to boring drudgery of getting college and career ready.

Let’s inspire them to something more noble than a JOB and help them find a fulfilled life by finding their purpose for being here.

 


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