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Designing for Change

On November 12th, The Manhattanville College Center for Design Thinking will be hosting an online discussion to highlight how high schools use design thinking in their programs.  Two Byram Hills seniors, Lindsey Noel and Ariel Sheinberg, will be participating on the panel along with our three Global Scholars Teachers, Jennifer Laden, Byram Hills Social Studies Chairperson, Duane Smith, Byram Hills English Chairperson, and Melissa Stahl, Byram Hills World Languages Chairperson. 
In addition to Global Scholars, the STEAM program from Scarsdale High School will be sharing how their programs are utilizing design thinking as a process for students to research and take action on local and global issues.  Hear how they integrate design thinking to understand multiple perspectives, collaboration, problem definition, problem-solving, and leadership.

Past design thinking challenges for Global Scholars students have included: increasing the participation rate in the 2020 Census in Westchester County, increasing voter turnout in the 2020 Election, fostering BHHS community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many individual action plans related to the environment, poverty, hunger, and other social issues.

Design thinking programs develop students who can make a difference in the world.

Support our Byram Hills students and teachers, and join them in this upcoming event: 

Designing For Change
Date: Thursday November 12th, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom Meeting Link: https://mville-edu.zoom.us/j/97114676494