Design Institutes 2020

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 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 2020 PDP Design Institutes:

University of Houston Design Institute 
Friday April 24 - Sunday April 26, 2019

Begins: Friday, April 24, 1:00 PM
Ends: Sunday, April 26, 3:00 PM
Location: University of Houston College of Optometry

UC Santa Cruz Design Institute
Friday May 1 - Sunday May 3, 2019

Begins: Friday, May 1, 1:00 PM
Ends: Sunday, May 3, 3:00 PM
Location: TBD, Santa Cruz California

Accommodation Recommendations HERE

Program Expense Summary including travel details