#DoGoodFromHome: NC Teachers Share Why They Use Design for Change to Engage K-12 Students in Service-Learning during COVID-19 Crisis
On Thursday, May 14th, North Carolina Service-Learning Coalition hosted a webinar about how North Carolina teachers are engaging K-12 students in the Design for Change #DoGoodFromHome Challenge. The #DoGoodFromHome Challenge inspires students to use compassion and creativity to engage in service-learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the international #DoGoodFromHome Challenge, students and teachers at Abbotts Creek Elementary (WCPSS), Ballentine Elementary (WCPSS), Envision Academy (NC Public Charter), Innovation Academy at South Campus (Johnston County Public School), and The Exploris School (NC Public Charter) have used the Design for Change process to identify community problems, empathize with stakeholders, plan and take action, and share their reflections and outcomes at the www.DoGoodFromHome.com website. As North Carolina students are at home for remote instruction, Design for Change USA is showcasing inspiring work by students and teachers in North Carolina, across the country, and around the world as part of the #DoGoodFromHome initiative.
During this webinar, lead teachers at each school, highlighted how their students worked through the four steps of the Design for Change framework: Feel (building empathy), Imagine (brainstorm ideas), Do (implement solutions), and Share (inspire others), with examples from student service-learning projects. Participants learned how to support the implementation of the Design for Change process in formal and non-formal settings.
More information about Design for Change can be found at www.designforchange.us/