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Designing Schools

A Film by Dr. Sabba Quidwai

Designing Schools:
The Future is a Place We Create

Now Available on Demand

Featuring Interviews With...

How might we change the way we do school?

Travel with educator, and researcher Dr. Sabba Quidwai to learn how Design39 Campus, a public school in San Diego, CA challenged the traditional model of education by using a method called design thinking to answer that very question.

Hear from parents, educators, and administrators how this method gives everyone the knowledge, skills and mindsets to experience success by being able to innovate, create new products, services and business models to thrive at school, work, and as global citizens.

Premiere Highlights

It was an honor to have Learner-Centered Collaborative host the official premiere screening and panel discussion.  It was an evening filled with inspiration for what's possible and dynamic conversation, leaving everyone reinvigorated about the work they are doing to design schools.

Jerry Almendarez | Superintendent, Santa Ana USD

As the Superintendent of a large urban school district, I found Dr. Sabba Quidwai's documentary, "Designing Schools," to be both inspiring and thought-provoking! It prompted me to reflect on how I can utilize design thinking in my own district to empower our students, equip them with 21st Century skills, and prepare them to compete in a global economy after graduation. 

Hi! I'm Sabba

I believe cultures of innovation begin with a culture of empathy.

Over the past decade, using design thinking practices I've helped schools and businesses create a culture of innovation where everyone is empowered to move from idea to impact, to address complex challenges and discover opportunities. 

Her journey took her from being a high school teacher to education executive at Apple.

In 2021 Sabba launched, "Designing Schools," and now works with organizations to design schools that give young people the mindset and skills to thrive in workplaces and as global citizens.

Sabba also hosts a weekly podcast where she interviews researchers, leaders, and young people about how they are using design thinking to navigate change.

Sabba Quidwai - Designing Schools


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