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Discover the Power of Two


In Design Studio, participants worked with a partner to create digital texts and used digital technologies that advanced their expertise. They curated relevant resources that relate to their interests and professional needs. 

See examples of what 2022 participants created in their short video summaries

How did it work? Participants met many people at the Summer Institute who shared their interests and goals, and they formed a partnership. As they got to know each other, they began to brainstorm ideas about what you could create together. Your work was fueled by what they learned in Keynotes, Digging Deeper, and Workshops, and discussions in Conversational Sparks. Each day, their work is supported by two faculty members who helped them accomplish their goals.  

What is the result of this effort? On Friday, partners shared their completed work in Design Studio Showcase to all the participants at the Summer Institute and they explored the creative work that others have developed. 

Many participants created meaningful curriculum resources that they can put into practice immediately in the fall. Others developed professional development programs or multimedia projects. The experience of collaboration builds confidence and these partnerships have had amazing results. 

How Do Design Studio Partners Collaborate?


Option 1: Partners collaboratively brainstorm ideas to create and publish a collaborative work 


Option 2: Partners jointly follow a similar format and structure but use different content from their own work context


Option 3: Partners develop independent work and serve as thought partners to each other

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