Prototype @ the MOREnet Missouri Future of Learning Forum was an intensive, hands-on design camp immersing passionate and creative students in a collaborative environment to re-imagine the future of learning. The Forum shaped up to be an exciting event that brought together high school students, designers, pre-service teachers, education leaders, technology experts and vendors for an interactive discussion and workshop. Led by Prototype architect and designer, Jeff Sharpe, students learned how design and design-thinking can unlock real world challenges and worked with acclaimed designers and educators to craft new classroom and learning models.
Spanning three days in October, the Forum brought together 37 students from 20 Missouri high schools; large and small, rural and urban. As design participants, students were fully-immersed in a creative setting, presented with a challenge, collaborate as a team and talk with innovative designers and educationalists from around the country as they designed their prototype solutions. Student teams presented their creative ideas to the entire MOREnet Instructional Technology Conference audience during an interactive closing session on Tuesday, Oct. 11.