Join us for a FREE EDUCATOR WORKSHOP & PRESENTATION, with DAVID DIXON, Director of Innovation at the Fay School.
David, along with his students will give insight into his design process learning model and how it applied specifically to their current project below. PROJECTS WILL BE ON EXHIBIT!
Advanced 3D Design with Grade 9 Students
THE DESIGN BRIEF: In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of literacy and the enjoyment of reading Barnes and Noble, a well known bookseller, have commissioned FayDes to design a range of prototype cardboard chairs for children in the 1st grade. The chairs will be laser cut, self-assembled, involve no fixtures and be made from corrugated cardboard. There must be evidence you have applied the Creator Class Design Code, i.e. all objects at Fay are designed to be:
USEFUL, BEAUTIFUL, FUNCTIONAL, SUSTAINABLE.
*BIO: David Dixon arrived at Fay in 2015 from the UK, where for sixteen years he was chair of Design, Technology, and Engineering at an independent boarding school in the south of England. He has been teaching for thirty-one years and started his career teaching in middle schools before making the transition to secondary education in 1991. He is an advisor, coach of 5/6 soccer, and the creator of a number of clubs connecting students with industry and the wider community.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, David was awarded Subject Leader in Design and Technology in 2015 from the Design and Technology Association of Great Britain, in recognition of his role as an Educational Technologist.
As Director of the Innovation Lab at Fay, David is passionate about design thinking and creativity. An advocate for responsible design and sustainability, he is excited about helping students develop the right skills to be successful technologists and problem solvers. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and making furniture. David lives in Worcester with his wife, Lia.