Holding firm that DSX seeks to revolutionize secondary education, we are committed to ensuring that everything we create is done so as acts of love and therefore will be open source so that any community, town or city can build a state of the art learning culture of belonging and becoming,rooted in equity + creativity. All tools and models we create, from assessment to teaching, or hiring and school site will be available for you to learn from and with. Below are just a few of our gifts. Use as you see fit.

This deck is your handy toolkit for practicing Liberatory Design, a co-creation with our founder, David Clifford, and the National Equity Project + the Stanford d.school's K12 Lab. The process is adapted from the Stanford d.school's design thinking process to create opportunities for the human-centered designer to practice equity consciousness with every design opportunity.

This deck is your handy toolkit for practicing Liberatory Design, a co-creation with our founder, David Clifford, and the National Equity Project + the Stanford d.school's K12 Lab. The process is adapted from the Stanford d.school's design thinking process to create opportunities for the human-centered designer to practice equity consciousness with every design opportunity.

Building from DSX's founding value of EQUITY and inspired by Courageous Conversations curriculum (Dana Rosenberg and David Clifford at the East Bay School for Boys), these journals help students, parents, educators, designers begin to develop the skills of noticing race/racism, sexism/gender norming and soon, ableism. Please download and try. Please know this is hard work, yet necessary work toward developing equitable communities. Each copy makes two journals.

Building from DSX's founding value of EQUITY and inspired by Courageous Conversations curriculum (Dana Rosenberg and David Clifford at the East Bay School for Boys), these journals help students, parents, educators, designers begin to develop the skills of noticing race/racism, sexism/gender norming and soon, ableism. Please download and try. Please know this is hard work, yet necessary work toward developing equitable communities. Each copy makes two journals.

Click HERE for this piece written by our founder, David Clifford, called So You Want to Build a Makerspace...It is a must-read for any teacher, school or district considering a shop, iLab, media lab or makerspace.

Click HERE for this piece written by our founder, David Clifford, called So You Want to Build a Makerspace...It is a must-read for any teacher, school or district considering a shop, iLab, media lab or makerspace.

This is a tool created for students and families looking for their next school journey. It was designed to be used for middle and high school students (as well as parents/guardians). The goal of this tool is to create an opportunity to reflect on your relationship with school, your needs, values and vision for yourself. It works!!!

This is a tool created for students and families looking for their next school journey. It was designed to be used for middle and high school students (as well as parents/guardians). The goal of this tool is to create an opportunity to reflect on your relationship with school, your needs, values and vision for yourself. It works!!!

The origin of this exercise came from a three day design spring with the d.tech design team (Nicole Cerra, Melissa Mizel, and Norman Tran) with the Stanford’s d.school K12Lab Senior Learning Experience Designer, David Clifford. The challenge was to design a way to help d.tech teachers better understand the whole student in order to create authentic personalized learning experiences with/for their students. 

The origin of this exercise came from a three day design spring with the d.tech design team (Nicole Cerra, Melissa Mizel, and Norman Tran) with the Stanford’s d.school K12Lab Senior Learning Experience Designer, David Clifford. The challenge was to design a way to help d.tech teachers better understand the whole student in order to create authentic personalized learning experiences with/for their students. 

The questions came from work David Clifford had done with design school x (aka, DSX, a K12Lab Reimagine High School initiative project) to help adults capture, see, understand and design with DSX students. The name was inspired by another K12Lab project by fellow, Melissa Pelochino, called 2minute PD where teachers shared videos of their design thinking learning.

The questions came from work David Clifford had done with design school x (aka, DSX, a K12Lab Reimagine High School initiative project) to help adults capture, see, understand and design with DSX students. The name was inspired by another K12Lab project by fellow, Melissa Pelochino, called 2minute PD where teachers shared videos of their design thinking learning.

This is an early prototype called the S4 (Story, Stance, Strengths and Skills). This is a graphic representation of what we are capturing in order to allow our students to reflect on and share their awesome and feel seen.

This is an early prototype called the S4 (Story, Stance, Strengths and Skills). This is a graphic representation of what we are capturing in order to allow our students to reflect on and share their awesome and feel seen.

This tool was created from this question: what if students used various methods of inquiry and exploration to discover information, problems, dilemmas, skills, connections and purpose? This chart was designed by over a dozen middle and school teachers and college professors illustrating shared language between methods used by common disciplines in school.

This tool was created from this question: what if students used various methods of inquiry and exploration to discover information, problems, dilemmas, skills, connections and purpose? This chart was designed by over a dozen middle and school teachers and college professors illustrating shared language between methods used by common disciplines in school.

This tool can be used with 1-100 people to build teams that are collegial and courageously vulnerable to be creative.

This tool can be used with 1-100 people to build teams that are collegial and courageously vulnerable to be creative.