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Future Prize 2019 - BC

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Southridge School

2656 160 Street

Surrey, BC V3S 0B7

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Future Design School and Southridge School Present the Future Design Prize

An opportunity for students in grades 5-8 to design solutions to a real-world challenge and pitch their solutions in a competition with other BC Schools. Open to both public and independent schools, Future Prize aims to empower students to use design skills and leverage technology to create a better future.

How might we empower students to solve the world’s big problems?

In our rapidly-changing world, students increasingly need to be creative, curious, empathetic, and resilient. Future Prize introduces students to design thinking and innovative problem-solving methods that foster critical thinking and compassion.

The one day event includes a design thinking workshop for students and teachers, an action-packed day of designing solutions, and an exciting final “pitch” of solutions to a panel of expert judges.

Student teams (up to 3 students and one teacher per team) will:

  • Learn about a meaningful challenge facing the world today

  • Build empathy for people affected by the challenge

  • Develop creative ideas to solve the problem

  • Create a prototype of their solution

  • Pitch their idea to a panel of judges

  • Foster their creativity, pursue their curiosity and feel empowered to reshape the world around them

Teachers will:

  • Receive hands-on experience in applying design thinking tools and methods to enhance student learning - teachers learn by doing while participating on a team with students!

  • Get access to the Future Design School app, which includes plug-and-play lessons, videos, handouts and resources to empower students on their innovation journey

  • Take students on a field trip that meets BC and MYP curriculum expectations. Bring the ADST Curriculum to life!

  • Develop skills in creating hands-on, project-based, personalized learning experiences for students.

Registration Fees:

$199 per team early bird (until April 1st); $250 regular - includes one team of up to 3 students and 1 teacher. Each school may submit up to two teams. The teachers work together with the students as part of a team, so one teacher per team is required. Spaces are limited.

Questions? Contact Leslie McBeth at leslie@futuredesignschool.com

About Future Design School:

Future Design School provides world-class education programs that empower student creativity. We enable educators to deliver personalized, inquiry-led, project-based, cross-curricular & inspirational programming.

Future Design School is proud to be working with some of BC's top schools and educators to bring the new BC Curriculum to life. Click here to learn more about how we can support your school.

About Southridge School

Future Prize is brought to you in partnership with Southridge School, a place where students journey in their growth academically and personally, exploring, embracing, and sharing their own unique qualities and gifts. It is a place of personal fulfillment and contribution to the greater good. It is a place where youth actively make an intentional positive difference in the world.

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