The Center for Design Thinking & Innovation in Education is proud to work with Puerto Rican schools and help them implement EntreSesiones. EntreSesiones is a 2-week period in which schools take a break from regular classes and insert a days of Mentoria, d.Lab and Exploraciones.
During EntreSesiones, students start their day in Mentoria; a small group experience designed to make sure they can be productive at school that day. Then spend the rest of their morning in Design Labs (d. Labs) where they study the theory of Design Thinking and tackle themed Design Challenges (Hecho en Puerto Rico, for example). In the afternoons, students choose from a wide variety of Exploraciones classes (robotics, cosmetology and farming, for example). These classes are led by professionals from the community with the support of school staff.
Academia Espíritu Santo
Since the pandemic started, education has become harder. Less interaction and more hardships to face. In the school year, 2021-2022 CDTIE and Academia Espiritu Santos started working together and implemented EntreSesiones in the school.
In the school year 2018-2019, the program was fully implemented at Escuela FMC with dramatic impact on student enrollment and both student and teacher attendance. FMC student performance in standardized tests also improved that year.