Challenges for Building Design Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
Students, teachers, and mentors come together to design solutions for real-world challenges at DiscoverDesign, an online platform supported by the Chicago Architecture Center. On the platform, students can practice the design process, demonstrate their design skills, develop a portfolio of work, earn badges, and get feedback. They can work on projects in their classroom or on their own. Insight from DiscoverDesign’s network of peers, teachers, and design professionals helps to motivate students to practice design thinking. Teachers can use and remix design challenges to build 21st century skills and teach design thinking and problem-solving skills through rigorous and relevant project-based learning. DiscoverDesign is ideal for use in career and technical education programs, as well as in STEM, arts, and humanities courses. Students can get started by checking out the Design Challenges.
Meta’s Engineer for the Week (EFTW) is a free program that introduces engineering to learners (aged 11–18) historically underrepresented in STEM. Over the course of 15 to 20 hours, learners work alongside adult facilitators to build technology prototypes that address a social issue of their choice.
History Adventures’ Global Pandemics is a freeapp that transports users back in time and into the lives, choices, and dilemmas faced by individuals around the globe during some of the largest-scale plagues and pandemics in history.
Sponsored by The World Around with the support of Meta Open Arts, the inaugural Young Climate Prize is an open invitation for young people aged 13 to 25 anywhere in the world to share their work and activism related to climate change.