Meet Construct’s New Director of Programs

Construct was built on the principles of radical collaboration, service to educators, and a belief in the creative genius of all children.

Today, more than four years later, there is a growing interest in re-imagining the school experience and strengthening the education ecosystem, to prepare children for a future of rapid change - in industries we have yet to create, and careers we have yet to envision. We’re in a position to tap into this tremendous human potential for creative problem solving, design, and innovation, by catalyzing communities of deeper learning across Oregon, the region, and beyond.

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To meet the growing demand, we are expanding our capacity and geographic reach!  

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  • We’re excited to introduce the hiring of a new Director of Programs, Katie Krummeck. Katie comes to us from the Lyle School of Engineering, Maker Education Project, at Southern Methodist University.  She is a national leader in leveraging the power of design to drive change in the K12 System. Read her full biography HERE.
  • Construct is bringing the School Retool Principal Fellowship to districts and regions across Oregon as the convening partner of this Stanford University K12 Lab and IDEO designed program. Learn more about “School Retool” and pre register for a cohort HERE.  Join us June 21 at COSA Seaside for a moderated panel with 5 School Retool participants from across Oregon.
  • Construct’s early investment in 3 to PhD, beginning in 2010, has yielded tremendous results in the incubation of a new national model for education. Watch the video HERE.
  • This summer, we’ll complete three immersive student design challenges between May and July, reaching approximately 80 students age 14-17. Our 2018 summer design challenge with partner College Possible will be held at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. June 17-28. Learn more HERE.
  • Next up, stay tuned for important shifts in our grant structure to fuel “intrapreneurs” who are propelling systems change from inside schools and districts!

Thank you to our courageous school leaders (teachers and principals) for building a culture of innovation and for driving the movement to prepare every student for success in the innovation economy!