In addition to being a leader in the social and emotional learning community, Nueva School is a leader in design-thinking education. Educator Kim Saxe created the I-Lab at the school, which challenges students of all grades to identify problems and develop innovative solutions in response to those problems. For example, 4th graders at Nueva School designed a lamp that would light dark corners, 5th graders designed toys by interviewing parents, teachers, and kindergarteners, and 6th graders worked with Kaiser’s innovation lab to design and pitch health solutions. Nueva School shares its expertise on social and emotional learning and design thinking through a number of teacher training institutes.
Design Education at Nueva School: http://vimeo.com/7774164