Design Squad: Inspiring a New Generation of Engineers

Presenter: David Peth
Design Squad is a PBS TV series, online community, and grassroots outreach campaign designed to inspire tweens and teens to explore engineering. In this session, the presenter explores lessons learned as Design Squad evolved from a linear TV series to its current formation as a digital project featuring short video and hands-on activities. The presenter also discusses approaches to engaging educators and parents through trainings, educational resources, and social media.

David Peth, Digital Media Producer and Learning Designer, WGBH
David Peth is the founder of Symbolic Studio, a digital media consulting and production company that designs learning experiences and through which Peth currently works on WGBH’s Design Squad. Previously, he served as senior producer of digital media at WGBH Boston, one of the largest producers of digital and broadcast media for PBS. While at WGBH, he led the development of digital projects for Web and mobile platforms for Curious George, NOVA, Martha Speaks, Design Squad Nation—for which he received an Emmy—and others. David holds a BA from Cornell University in Developmental Psychology and Interactive Media, and an MEd from Harvard University in Technology in Education.