Design Institutes 2019

PDP Participants attend one of the two Design Institutes offered in the spring, based upon the region of their teaching venue.

Design Institutes include a substantial amount of time (~8 hours) in which teams work together on their designs, in consultation with PDP staff instructors.  Design Institute sessions and design time focus on the focal content and STEM practices of each team's activity, and on designing equitable and inclusive activities and learning environments.

Design time is broken up by sessions to guide teams and stimulate new ideas, and there are team-led activities (PDP “design tools”) that help teams in targeted areas of the design process.  As with the Inquiry Institute, participants are expected to attend all sessions.

Dates, locations and timing for the 2019 PDP Design Institutes:

Boulder Colorado Design Institute 
Friday April 26 - Sunday April 28, 2019

Begins: Friday, April 26, 2:00 PM
Ends: Sunday, April 28, 3:00 PM
Location: University of Colorado Boulder, Duane Physics building, room G126

Santa Cruz Design Institute
Friday May 3 - Sunday May 5, 2019

Begins: Friday, May 3, 2:00 PM
Ends: Sunday, May 5, 3:00 PM
Location: Top floor of the University Center, on the UCSC campus, Santa Cruz CA

Accommodation and Travel Recommendations


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