July 7th to 11th


The Daily Schedule

10:00 - 1:30 
Experiment with new tools and technologies in expert-led workshops.

2:30 - 5:30
Apply what you've learned through a collaborative lesson design process.

6:30 - 9:00
Community events in the evenings to reflect and share with fellow educators


EDUCATION x DESIGN is a series of workshops for teachers in the design of learning experiences using design and emerging technology including digital fabrication, physical computing, and new approaches from design and the maker movement.

This workshops bring together the teaching practices of experienced teachers with design-driven approaches to the application of technology for teaching and learning. This hands on learning design program helps teachers use new tools to expand and deepen their teaching practice.

New approaches to designing the learning experience

Come with your own passions, experiences, and ideas. Leave with a powerful new set of tools to build your teaching practice.


One-day: $100

Full-week: $200







Each workshop is led by Liz Arum and Joseph Weissgold, members of the Teacher's Lounge and faculty from SVA PoD. Arum is a veteran educator, technologist, and former education director at MakerBot and current active learning experience evangelist for Special Project Office. Weissgold is an interdisciplinary designer specializing in design for education at the Special Project Office, and he is a graduate of the Products of Design program at the School of Visual Arts.



The workshop runs Monday trough Friday from 10am to 5pm with evening activities included.

EXPERIMENTATION (10:00 - 1:30)

Over the course of the five days, the morning "experimentation" sessions will cover a variety of design strategies and technological tools. These are some of the subjects that will be covered:


Game-based Learning Design

Mindmapping and Visual Thinking

3DX and Digital Fabrication

Microcontrollers and Digital Circuits

Software for Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones

APPLICATION (2:30 - 5:30)

Lesson design is a method of thinking through lessons with your students’ experience in mind, to reconcile your wildest ideas with the realities of your teaching environment. These are some of the skills you will hone:


Identifying Assumptions

Coaching Strategies

Framing your Agenda

Giving/Receiving Feedback

Facilitation Strategies



COMMUNITY (6:30 - 9:30)

Each day, following dinner, we will go to a local establishment to hang out and meet our friends from the larger design and educational communities. Some subjects we may discuss are:

Challenges in the real life of being a teacher

How to engage students with active learning

How to make the shift from expert to coach

Awesome resources that exist

Creating your own ad-hoc fab-lab



120 Rivington St.
Schapiro's Eatery
New York, NY 10002