Would you like to join the conversation on what the future school experience might look like? A simple way to participate is by facilitating a Class of 2032 Ideation Workshop. This 50-minute workshop challenges students and/or teachers to generate ideas on how students might experience school in the year 2032. Limited face-to-face workshops are available from UConn faculty. Please contact us if you're intereste in scheduling a free workshop in your school. Alternatively you can conduct your own using our Class of 2032 Ideation Workshop Guide.
Ray and Samantha were born in the year 2014. They form part of a generation that might see their toys made on a 3D printer in their parent's study, where their requests for information will be directed verbally to someone called Siri, and their Amazon Prime accounts will likely come with the option of one-day delivery via a flying drone – and that’s not to mention self-driving cars that come with a choice of operating system. Your mission is to create a new invention that will be used by Ray and Samantha as part of their education experience in the year 2032.
As part of our crowdsourcing effort, we encourage all participants of our ideation workshop and/or design challenge, to submit their ideas to our website. These can be shared in the form of drawings, paintings, diagrams, 3D models, and other types of illustration that can be submitted as a JPG or PDF. We will include these ideas in our annual report that summarizes the ideas generated thus far. For educators who have conduccted an ideation workshop, we encourage you to submit ALL ideas generated as part of your workshop.