Change starts with you.

Get Started with Design for Change

Students don't have to wait to change the world. They can drive lasting change in their communities, given the right tools and resources. DFC recognizes that every child can be a designer for change provided the right tools, resources, and support.

As an educator, here's how you get started:


FIRST YOU...

Choose a podcast that interests your students:

  • Each podcast delves into a specific social issue
  • Includes real interviews with youth
  • Under 10 minutes each
  • Include visuals to guide the listener along
  • Each podcast is aligned with a UN Sustainable Global Goal
  • New episodes are added every month
  • See full library of podcasts

THEN, YOU...

Facilitate an activity path that fits your time availability and classroom environment:

EMPATHY WARMUPS

A quick way to get engaged with a specific social cause and for your students to think critically about it.

Time Commitment:
1 hour total
(in classroom)

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DESIGN SPRINTS

Brief classroom activities that build empathy around a social issue and introduce design thinking concepts.

Time Commitment:
5 hours total
(in classroom)

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COMMUNITY ACTION

Activities that take your students into the community to discover issues they care about and do something about them.

Time Commitment:
10+ hours
(in and out of classroom)

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READY TO GO?

Create an account on our Educator Platform:

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  • Free podcast episodes
  • Guided activities and step by step instructions
  • Free activities across all stages
  • Upload project worksheets, pictures and videos
  • Reach out for help and talk to experts
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OUR SCHOOL / DISTRICT VERSION


  • Manage multiple projects across different sites / schools
  • Track progress of projects
  • Invite students and support staff to projects
  • Get expert assistance from Design for Change staff
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OTHER OPTIONS

Get additional support rolling out Design for Change in your school or community.

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WORKSHOPS


Master the principles of design thinking and get trained on the Design for Change methodology.

Time Commitment:
2 Hours | 1/2 Day | Full Day

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COACHING


Receive customized coaching sessions on adopting Design for Change across your organization.

Time Commitment:
Flexible

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NEED A CUSTOM DESIGNED PROGRAM?


In the spirit of design thinking, our DFC Certified Coaches will co-create a series of learning experiences that best align to the priorities of your organization.

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