Generating Tech-Enabled Big Ideas For Social Impact

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Workshop

Generating Tech-Enabled Big Ideas For Social Impact

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

Tired of seeing K-12 education problems in your community continue to go unsolved, and, in many cases, get worse? Generating Tech-Enabled Big Ideas for Social Impact [K-12 EDU] is meant to change that. Become a lean, mean rapid problem-solving machine in this hip and interactive environment dedicated to eradicating challenges in communities with the highest need.

In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to our process of coming up with crazy social impact ideas that work: stretching your limits of comfortability by confronting a big challenge and breaking it down into manageable pieces by focusing on underlying problems, getting intimate with the people experiencing these problems, and envisioning big ideas to solve them. You’ll walk away with a really cool tech-enabled idea ready to be passed on to designers and developers. Join our community of changemakers today!

Takeaways

  • Problem Identification: Learn how to go from a massive K-12 education challenge to getting a deep understanding of the underlying problems revolving around improving education for students in your community using root cause analysis
  • Persona Creation: Craft amazingly detailed profiles of everyday people facing these problems to develop new insights into their personality
  • Become “One”: Learn how to feel the same pain as your customer/user by walking in their shoes
  • Connect the dots: Generate innovative “moonshot” ideas and the newspaper headlines that flow from them, and put it all together in a format ripe for development.
  • Ready For The Next Step: Walk away with an innovative tech-enabled social impact idea ready to be built

Prereqs & Preparation

Anyone who cares enough or is mad about improving K-12 education in their community to actually do something about it. Must be committed to the process of seeing your idea brought to life beyond this workshop.

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