Design Lab Summer 2022
Spring Design Lab sessions at the Idea Studio was be a FREE series of 10 workshops, 5 of which center on the concept of Design Thinking, and the rest were Arts integrated STEM workshops presented by Tracy McDermott and Justin Thao related to solving a real world problem. Workshops were held on Satuday mornings in the months of February, March, April, and May.
Dates were as follows:
February 11, 2023
February 18, 2023
February 25, 2023
March 11, 2023
Marc 18, 2023
March 25, 2023
April 15, 2023
April 22, 2023
April 29, 2023
May 6, 2023
Each session started at 8:45am and ended at 11:45am. Students were be dropped off at the library as early as 8:30am.
Fall Design Lab sessions at the Idea Studio was a FREE series of 5 workshops centered on the concept of Design Thinking. Workshops were held on Satuday mornings in the months of October, November, and December.
Dates were as follows: Oct 15th, Oct 22nd, Nov 12th, Nov 19th, and Dec 10th. Each session started at 8:30am and ended at 11:30am. Students can be dropped off at the library as early as 8:15am.
We served traditionally marginalized students in the Fond du Lac School District who were in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade with a particular focus on students who identify as coming from low income households.
The Summer Design Lab at the Idea Studio was a FREE one week arts integrated STEAM summer camp presented collaboratively by Fond du Lac Public Library and The Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. We served 49 students who are now entering 4th and 5th grade and are enrolled in the Fond du Lac School District or the 2022-2023 school year.
The goals of The Design Lab are to develop our community's capacity to create and sustain high-quality, engaging, and equitable STEAM programs for underrepresented students with the long term goal being to close the opportunity gap in our community and build arts integrated educational pathways for a more creative and diverse workforce. We'll work with educators and students on self and social awareness and through design thinking.
*STEAM=Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
Design Lab summer dates were July 11 - July 15 or August 15 - August 19. Each student may participate in one of those summer camps.
A typical day at Design Lab looked like:
7:45am - Check in begins at the Fond du Lac Public Library
8:15am - Workshops begin
10:30am - Break
12:00pm - Lunch
12:30pm - Workshops begin
2:30pm - Break
4:00pm - Students can be picked up at the Fond du Lac Public Library