Wednesday, December 23, 2009

International Design Education Alliance to Meet in Washington, D.C.

The International Design Education Alliance (IDEA) will have its founding meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. The forum will take place in the National Building Museum (right) in Washington, D.C. from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Design Education Alliance is for people who support design education as a part of general education in K-12 schools. The discussion will include participants who also provide design education outside of schools; schools for career development in design; institutions that provide outside resources to schools (like museum educators); University teacher-preparation programs, and others; but the focus of the meeting will be on design education as part of regular instruction by qualified teachers in K-12 schools.

Three areas that will be discussed include:

1. K-12 Design Education Policy - What standards, assessments, curriculum, licenses, regulations, statutes, etc. will need to be in place to ensure that every student in every school gets design education every year?

2. K-12 Teacher Preparation - What training, certification, university courses, degrees, curriculum, resources, etc. will need to be in place to provide teachers qualified to provide design education in K-12 schools?

3. K-12 Student Services - What resources, recognition, scholarships, incentives, motivation, classes, lessons, etc. will need to be provided for K-12 students to help them understand and value the importance of design education in their future success?

For further details, the meeting coordinators are Martin Rayala, Ph.D.,
and Robin Vande Zande, Ph.D.,

The meeting is open to anyone interested in supporting design education in K-12 schools.
Registration is $49 to cover materials, continental breakfast, lunch and other amenities.
Provide your name, affiliation, address, email, phone, etc. with your check for $49 made out to BEIG/DIG c/o Rick Knivsland
and send it to:
Rick Knivsland, Art and Design
Price Laboratory School
19th and Campus
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

1 comment:

r4i said...

This building is very nice and big this is a symbol of art and the history of the country this is really a very nice things for us.