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Thursday, October 3 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Passion to Purpose

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Convergence Design Lab’s Passion to Purpose (P2P) is a free open-source and delightful online tool that lets learners flex and grow their civic imagination muscles. Users are guided through a series of fun prompts (eg: What do you geek out about? What do you want to protest?). With the aid of a built in randomizer, they land on an unexpected “How might we question”. Think of it as a brainstorming tool on steroids that helps learners land at the starting gate fully prepared to launch their own inspired project for media action and civic change.

Created and coded by an intergenerational team of educators and creative technologists at Columbia College’s Convergence Design Lab —P2P is built for formal and informal educators who want to spark creative ideas and help learners turn their intrinsic interests into extrinsic actions that can mobilize their peers and communities.

Passion to Purpose is the first game-like module in an integrated suite called the Civic Imagination Toolkit being developed by Convergence Design Lab. Our mission is to help educators cultivate learner agency and civic participation using design thinking and connected learning principles. The Toolkit includes a Facilitator Guide that allows educators to easily adapt the tools for a project-based learning classroom or workshop contexts.

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Mindy Faber

Director, Convergence Design Lab, Columbia College Chicago
Mindy Faber is the Program Director of Convergence Design Lab, an applied research center and design studio at Columbia College Chicago’s School of Media Arts that partners with organizations to prepare youth to become future-ready, media fluent and active participants in public... Read More →
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Margaret Conway

Learning Experience Designer, Convergence Design Lab Columbia College

Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Pacific Ballroom C / Pacific Ballroom Patio 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697