If you have a problem you need to solve or a thing you need to design -- and you want to do it equitably -- this bundle is for you <3
Equity work can be frustrating, ambiguous, and sometimes overly theoretical, so we designed this 4-course bundle to support you and help you practice, in real life, a process of designing for equity that is hopeful, methodological, and practical :)!
This process will build your capacity to make concrete shifts and transformations in yourself, your work, your team, and/or your organization. Everyone is a designer, and even though these times are pretty awful and feel kinda demoralizing -- forgive us for a moment of triteness -- you definitely *can* make a difference, and this four plus four bundle equips you with a step-by-step framework for doing so.
So what will we do?
This is a full, guided design cycle intended to help you work through a problem you're experiencing now -- it includes theory and also hands-on, practical work. Worksheets, rubrics, thought experiments galore!
1. Introduction to equityXdesign
2. The problem with problems
4. Getting to solutions
!!!Coaching bonus alert!!!
A personal touch, tlc, clarification, and encouragement can make all the difference. Inside the course, you'll have the opportunity to purchase one-on-one coaching time in order to maximize your learning and growing and help apply the course content specifically to your situation :)!
Dr. Christine Ortiz is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for innovation through equity-centered design. She has launched k-12 microschools, consulted for schools in the US and internationally, designed and coached entrepreneurs, coordinated a national competition for innovative school models, and designed and taught graduate-level courses on redesigning schools at the Stanford d.School and Harvard University. Her current venture is Equity Meets Design, a think/do tank merging the consciousness of equity work with the power of design methodologies.
Christine spent her teenage years creating the national Truth tobacco prevention campaign and consulting with states and other countries interested in implementing the model. The first in her family to have a college degree, Christine has a BS from MIT, Masters in Education and Non-Profit Management and a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Harvard University. In all her endeavors, she has been motivated to address the barriers innovators face when tackling complex equity-based social issues.