DESIGN THINKING SERIES 4: Creating Your Proposal

Ms. Anne Sharkey, American High School Teacher and PYLP Training Facilitator

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Who and what are the assets in your community?


Who is the presenter?

Anne Sharkey is a teacher at Huntley High School, specializing in World History, Global Citizenship, and Sustainable Development. Anne has been working with the Huntley High School Global Academy since 2016, focusing on developing student leaders and creating awareness on issues of climate, food insecurity, refugees, and other issues in the Sustainable Development Goals. Working with high school students to apply levels of design thinking to create sustainable projects has been a passion of Anne’s through the Huntley High School Global Academy and the Illinois Global Scholar program.

What is the presentation about?

In this presentation, students will be challenged to brainstorm projects that can make an impact, to think of possible solutions and barriers, and to continue to investigate to make changes. The students will also be challenged to focus on the people affected, to make sure that the changes made have a positive impact on the community.

To do the tasks below and accomplish the learning outcomes, please watch this video presentation or watch via YouTube.

What are your tasks and the learning outcomes?

  1. On Your Own: To tabulate the following: needs of the community, possible solutions, possible barriers of these solutions, and possible engagements for each need
  2. With A Team: To identify community resources that can be part of these projects
  3. With Your Community: To write a draft of a project proposal integrating the table of possible solutions and resources