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June 30, 2017, by Jeff Parker

Short Boards: an innovative tool for design thinking

Educators today are thinking ever more broadly and ever more creatively about learning and what it should look like to best prepare students for an unknown future. To prepare young minds for the challenges (and opportunities) of a future dominated by the magnitude of the unknown, Design Thinking is becoming an exciting framework on which […]

June 29, 2017, by Fil Anastasio

Jim Steed. The passing of an SHP icon.

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Jim Steed, the heart and soul of SHP, formerly known as Steed Hammond Paul. Born July 13, 1924 he passed away June 28, 2017 just shy of his 93rd birthday. Jim left a lasting legacy of iconic projects but more importantly he changed the […]

June 29, 2017, by Ed Melvin

What Is a Playground For?

What is a playground for? Fun, certainly. Exploration, without a doubt. Discovery and curiosity, yes and yes! Whatever the answer to this question, it is clear a playground should not be an afterthought, a leftover piece of land with some equipment, fall protection and very little thought. Rather, it should be understood to be an […]

June 21, 2017, by dthomas

9 Billion Schools: One School’s Journey

When considering the concept behind the 9 Billion Schools movement – to deliver personalized learning for all, as a matter of both human dignity and one’s ability to flourish – it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the immensity of the challenge. How can we truly accomplish such a feat? What shifts must occur in our […]

June 20, 2017, by SHP Leading Design

9 Billion Schools Video Series: Part Two

We recently produced a four-part video series that explains what the 9 Billion Schools movement is, how it came to be and what we hope it will inspire. The videos feature Lauren Della Bella, the president of SHP Leading Design, and Brian David Johnson, an acclaimed author and futurist. In the first video, both Lauren […]