Stories from the Field
WE are WORKING HARD TO bring our toolkit of services to STUDENTS, teachers, AND SCHOOL LEADERS across Oregon. We teach the tools and techniques of design to inspire curious confident and creative change-makers in education. READ BELOW FOR EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK WITH SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
In Newburg, Construct has worked, in partnership with Innovate Oregon and with support from the Austin Family Foundation, with school leaders and educators to catalyze their journey to building creative capacity and a culture of innovation in schools.
In the 2018 Breaker Design Challenge, supported by the Oregon Business Council, students looked at consumerism and limited life cycle of the “stuff” we buy.
In the winter of 2018, 20 Central Oregon public school administrators learned techniques to “hack” new ideas and solutions for their schools. The middle- and high school principals and vice principals, represented in this second Oregon cohort of the School Retool program hail from four unique school districts across the region: Culver, Redmond, Crook County, and Bend/LaPine.
In the 2017 Breaker Design Challenge, “The Future of Learning” students partnered with community and industry leaders in a two week sprint to investigate and design three product- and service-based solutions that improve education in the 21st century. The Future of Learning was supported by the Oregon Business Council.
In 2016, Construct and College Possible supported by industry leaders Ecotrust, Zidell Yards, and Urban Development + Partners exposed students to the world of commercial real estate and urban development in "The Future of Livable Cities.”