Garreth Heidt is a High School Humanities Teacher and Creator of the NOVA Lab at Perkiomen Valley School District in Collegeville, Pennsylvania

The purpose of his innovative learning environment is to provide learners the space and deep time they need to think, create, and establish themselves as purposeful learners. The goal is for students to have an impact not only on themselves but on broader communities. Garreth is a graduate of Temple University with a BA in English and MEd in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology, and a regular attendee at Bard College's Institute for Writing and Thinking. He has been engaging middle and high school students via unique instructional approaches to creativity and design thinking for nearly 30 years

Questions? Please send a note to Garreth at gheidt@pvsd.org

    StudioChat Resources  |  Tuesday, November 10 2020
    Design Thinking StudioChat Guest Presenter, Garreth Heidt

    LINGERING AT THE POINT OF WONDER—DESIGN FOR AN
    INEFFICIENT EDUCATION
    During this StudioChat, we will discover how high school students' curiosity and sense of urgency drive the curriculum. You will leave this session, wondering how we might create classrooms anchored in awe and joy. We will consider ways to design experiences that engage students in purposeful acts of creation.



    Slide Deck  |  November 10 StudioChat

    Garreth's slide deck will be posted after the November 10 Session.



    Documentary  |  Design Thinking at The Hill School



    Movies
    Watch Billions for Change "Entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava (graduate from The Hill School) unexpectedly found himself a billionaire with the worldwide success of his own concoction - the popular 5-hour Energy drink." 


    Magazine – Websites
    D School at Stanford Unversity

    IDEO 

    FAST COMPANY

    Inc.

    Kickstarter

     

    Designing Thinking Articles:


    Presentations:


    Videos:
    David Kelley, D School, Sanford Unv.  “How to Build Your Creative Confidence”

    Tom Wujec, “Build a Tower, Build a Team”

    Prince EA, “I sued the school system”

    What is priviledge? 

    TED Talks on Creativity 

    IDEO, Human Centered Design Toolkit-Canada, IDEO 2011) Available online at

    Taking Imagination Seriously

    Sir Ken Robinson, “Do Schools Kill Creativity”

    Alexa Meade, “Your body is my Canvas” 

    Phil Hansen, “Embrace the Shake”

    Kyle MacDonald, “I traded a paperclip for a house”

    Tom Hulme, “What can we learn from Shortcuts”

    Antionette Carroll, “Designing for Justice”


    Audio:
    Julie Lythcott-Haims’ “How to raise an Adult” Audio from Pennsylvania Conference for Women.




    Design Thinking StudioChat Series Support Provided by NAEA Design Interest Group and SummerStudio Faculty