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How Students Used the Design Process to Fight Bigotry & Hate

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Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, November 29, 9:30–10:30 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Henry Turner  
Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts, was plagued by several hate incidents. The principal challenged the high school's design program to make the school's mission statement more visible. Using 3D imaging, students created a public art project that reaffirms the school's core values such as diversity and community.

Audience: Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Digital citizenship
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Career and technical education, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have access to the technology and connectivity necessary to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: To demonstrate that students can create incredible change in their community when students feel empowered and when they are provided the necessary technology tools.

1. Participants will feel inspired to empower their students to solve their community challenges.
2. Participants will understand bigotry must be addressed in schools and students should be a part of the solution.
3. Participants will learn steps to take in order to empower students and provide support for them.

Supporting research

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Dr. Henry Turner, Newton North High School

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