Facilitators: Tonja Reischl, Dean of Students at Gibson Ek in Issaquah, WA; and STUDENT TBD
Description: Gibson Ek High School is in its second year of a highly successful annual project called Innovation Week. During Innovation Week, four organizations in the Seattle Area descend upon Gibson Ek to make a request of students: Help us make change. Each organization shares their mission and some of their challenges with the student body, and students respond using design thinking approaches. Each student will pitch their own innovative solution to real problems. Come join us and find out how Gibson Ek builds students’ skills for design work and how they’ve partnered with the local organizations to put students in the driver seat with authentic changemaking in their community.