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Design Thinking: Dixie's Magnet Status

Redefining the Mission. Vision, and Magnet of Dixie Magnet Elementary

The mission, vision, and magnet of Dixie Magnet Elementary has been left largely untouched for a number of years. The mission and vision drive each decision made by our school and should give a picture of the ideal student we want to create. The magnet is the special curricular focus that drives our classroom instruction. We recognize as a community it is our job to examine and redefine these areas as our community and the world around us changes. All three must be redesigned to meet the needs and wants of our students.

Dixie will be using the Design Thinking Process to navigate this task. You may be thinking WHAT IS DESIGN THINKING (DT)? Think of DT as a problem solving protocol in which a team combines the needs of a user with their desires to create an innovative product that is refined and personalized. This process is not completed overnight and will take 1 to 2 years for the final product to be in full implementation.

Check out this video for further explanation:

Are you interested in being a part of our collaborative team that will redesign the mission, vision, and magnet of Dixie? If your answer is "Yes!" then join us for a training on the Design Thinking Process. The training will be conducted on Thursday October 26th, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Library. For the activity you will need to bring your wallet...and NO we won't be asking for money!

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Dixie Design Thinking Team