Margaret Powers kicked off January's meeting by leading us through Draw Toast, a drawing exercise that explores systems thinking. Dan Slack of Agnes Irwin School then led the meeting by sharing his vision for his "Design and Build" class, a two week special study program for students who want to learn what it's like to be a member of a design team by designing a desk to serve a client need. He used the Round Table to test out ideas and pose questions to the group. We worked through a Visible Thinking Question Starts Routine he hopes to use to kick off the class, and led by his questions, brainstormed ideas and strategies to help make Dan's class more successful.
Margaret hosted the meeting in the new STEAM Studio at Agnes Irwin School, a flexible and creative space where students and faculty come to design and work on interdisciplinary projects.