Design Incubators

These immersive experiences are designed for when you have an innovative idea that you’d like help actualizing in your school. Whether it’s a new learning design, a way to foster student voice, or a change in your community, join us for a day of collaborative design to bring your idea to life. The Design Incubator helps you actualize your innovative ideas about making things that matter with learners.


Design Incubators

Design Incubator Fundamentals

  • Be Fully Present
  • Assume a Beginner’s Mindset for the work. Park your title, be open-minded, empathetic, and Channel your inner Roy Group coach and coachee.
  • Fierce Collaboration: Lean in, get creative, embrace discomfort and have an awareness of your role in creating an engaging atmosphere.
  • Make, Create, Do
  • We use processes and protocols that help us to be collaborative and creative together.


Design Incubator Agenda

Nov 17, 2017

8:30am Introduction and Selfie Wall.

9:00am “Coffee Talk” to co-develop pitch.

  • Pitch Tool: Brainstorm your big ideas, deliverables, community partners and ideas for exhibition.

9:30am “Studio Time” to refine caption and publish to visual framework.

9:45am Spark Post. Email to

10:30am Coffee and Gallery Walk

  • Crowd sourced authenticity, people, places, partners, disciplines, resources
  • Making the learning REAL
  • P3 Spam

11:00am Illustrated Learning Journey: Scope and sequence the experiences and reflections that might form the learning journey.

11:30am Critical Friends Protocol: Share your caption and the essential details from your visual.

  • Partner/s Feedback: (Keeping in Mind their caption as a possible lens for feedback)
    – I like..
    – Hey have you heard of….?
    – Some things I heard that are important and exciting

12:00pm Lunch Provided

1:00pm Next steps. Who, what, when, where and how?

2:00pm Design Commons, actualize your next steps. Work time.

3:00pm(ish) To do list and next steps…. Exit pass… Departure