Front Range BOCES
c/o Boulder Valley School District
6500 Arapahoe Rd.
Boulder, CO  80303
Hi Howard

Student-Educator Design Teams

During the 2018-19 school year, Front Range BOCES is partnering with Metro Denver middle and high schools to launch design teams among their students, teachers, and administrators.  These school stakeholders are learning and practicing Human Centered Design/Design Thinking in order to:


  • Better understand student needs related to powerful and meaningful learning

  • Identify the kinds of experiences which are not currently meeting student needs

  • Collaboratively design strategies that effectively address them

  • Prototype, test, and pilot their strategies.


The Challenge

There is a need for more student voice and ideas in shaping and informing their own education experiences. In addition, there are often struggles associated with experimenting with new and inventive learning approaches.  As a result, we often get stuck in more conventional ways of learning that restrict our students’ potential. By bringing educators and students together to jointly design and implement new approaches, we can re-imagine learning.


Developing a Design Team at Your School

If your school would like to partner with Front Range BOCES in developing and facilitating a team, please contact Hi Howard.

“The Design Thinking experience has been a game changer in how I will look to solving problems and creating for everything in the future.”


- Whitney Allen