Turn empathy into action.

Get Started with Design for Change

Join the movement of educators who are creating experiences for their students to lead change. Through a virtual platform, students build awareness around a social cause and design solutions for change.

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Choose a theme to focus on.

2

Set up the experience in the platform.

3

Support students to create change.

Step #1: Choose a Theme

Work with your students to select a theme that most excites them and fits your curriculum goals:

RACIAL

JUSTICE

Racism exists. The impact and the history of racism is complex. Join the movement for racial justice and make a real difference.

Time Commitment:

5+ hours

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EDUCATIONAL
EQUITY

Differences in educational experiences have major consequences. Explore the many factors. Disrupt the inequity.

Time Commitment:

5+ hours

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CLIMATE
ACTION

Climate change is real and affecting communities around the world. Face the realities and create change in your community.

Time Commitment:
5+ hours
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Step #2: Set Up the Experience

Select a featured podcast and empathy-building content from a curated library:

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All content provides a critical look at the selected theme

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Each podcast centers community and youth voice

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Under 10 minutes each

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Podcasts include transcripts and visuals

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Materials are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Step #3: Support Students to Create Change

As an educator, you will have access to a teacher platform that allows you to:

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Customize content

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Monitor the student experience

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Virtual or in-person interaction

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Step-by-step instructions for students

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Capture students’ stories of change

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CUSTOM SCHOOL / DISTRICT PLATFORM

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Manage multiple projects across different sites / schools

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Track progress of projects

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Invite students and support staff to projects

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Get expert assistance from Design for Change staff

OTHER OPTIONS

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

BUILD YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE

Explore our library of podcasts related to a diverse set of social causes. Build your own experience using the DFC Toolkit.

Time Commitment:

2 Hours | 1/2 Day | Full Day

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

For more information regarding options for group workshops and coaching sessions, contact us.

Time Commitment:

Flexible

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If you are interested in engaging students in a context-specific social cause - including a custom-made podcast - contact us for more information.

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