Working in collaboration with staff at MIT’s D-Lab, Advent teachers designed a summer curriculum that offers hands-on engineering and design experiences for children. Our relationships with various organizations and community groups continue to provide children in the program with opportunities to experience engineering in the city of Boston. The design process is a central focus for the Designers. The importance of steps like idea generation and gathering feedback are emphasized as the Designers build, test, and re-think their designs, working towards the creation of a final prototype. Access to tools and instruction on their use allow these designers to create with a variety of materials. Daily outings, including outdoor play and museum visits, extend the learning and build an understanding of the impact innovation can have on our world.
Posted on November 12, 2015. Modified on November 12, 2015