On November 3rd 2018, children from all over the globe will come together for the fourth time to work in parallel and design solutions for a better world.
During this very special day, children will discuss and ideate around the Life On Land issues, a U.N. Sustainable Development Goal. SDG 15 addresses issues such as how to grow food, the needs of wildlife, deforestation, desertification, and biodiversity.
Children will imagine sustainable solutions around these issues, build prototypes, present them to each other through live video conferencing, and at the end of the day in front of an expert panel.
This 4thEdition of the Global Children’s Designathon has grown to 30 Cities Worldwide. Saint Paul’s School will be representing Clearwater FL, for the 2ndtime.
A designathon is a structured workshop in which children (ages 7 – 12 years) invent, build and present their self-devised solutions to a social or environmental issue around the Sustainable Development Goals. A workshop lasts four to six hours and is facilitated by education professionals.
The experience helps children become future ready through learning to design and use technology. The Designathon method combines aspects of Design Thinking and Maker Education, both approaches that are gaining ground in education systems around the world.