OVERVIEW

Marshmallow Minds' in-school Design Thinking-STE(A)M Hackathon program, STOP DROP DESIGN, brings passionate young Design Thinkers from different grades together to creatively solve STE(A)M design challenges and builds their Creative Confidence. Students receive mini-lessons on the Design Thinking process and mindset as part of their experience that help them to innovate and solve their design challenge.

STOP DROP DESIGN Hackathon program

  • focuses on empathetic, hands-on design challenges

  • is led by STE(A)M/Design Thinking trained professionals with the support of trained parents volunteers 

  • meets the 21st century learning standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards

  • builds creative confidence in students

  • develops critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity and problem solving

  • is currently offered to

  • 4th and 5th grade students as a beginner STOP DROP DESIGN Hackathon program for one full school day

  • 6th - 8th grade students as a beginner STOP DROP DESIGN Hackathon program for one full school day 

  • 6th - 8th grade students as an advanced STOP DROP DESIGN Hackathon program for a period of two full school days

DESIGN THINKING IN ACTION

Stop Drop Design @ Murdock Portal

STE(A)M KITS

Students explore a variety of STE(A)M kits as part of the Stop Drop Design-Hackathon experience. Watch the Design Thinking in Action videos to see how these STE(A)M kits are used to solve problems for different user groups by our young engineers!

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SCHOOLS WE SERVE

Marshmallow Minds is proud to bring the STOP DROP DESIGN Hackathon program to the following partner schools:

Cupertino Union School District

Murdock-Portal Elementary