A significant focus of the curriculum at e3 Civic High involves Design Thinking with real-world connections, personal relevance, authentic problems, and projects. Design Thinking engages scholars in the investigation of real-world problems or concerns, encourages them to understand the end-users, the experts in the field, and the research, then design solutions to the problem, and present those solutions to an authentic audience.
The systems and infrastructure e3 set in place truly fostered a quick pivot into the world of distance learning. Through ongoing faculty member collaboration, a well-established IT infrastructure, engaging online learning practices, and a dedication to strong relationships, faculty and scholars were able to continue with Design Thinking and civic engagement in the online space. As e3 moves forward, it will continue to guide scholars through the DT process, enabling them to develop the critical thinking skills needed to solve problems in the world around them.