dream it, design it! 


Dream It, Design It is a brand new and innovative event for students in grades 4 -12! In teams, students will be tasked with addressing a real world need utilizing the design thinking process. Adding to the fun of this event, the challenge will not be revealed to students until the day of the event!

2020-21 EVENT INFORMATION

NOTE: Dream It, Design It will be held two times for each grade band during the 2020-21 school year. These are separate events and schools can choose to attend one or both events.

(Example: an elementary school could participate in December 2020, but choose not to participate in May 2021). 

December 2020 Events May 2021 Events

December 1, 2020 (High School)

December 8, 2020 (Middle School)

December 15, 2020 (Elementary School)

April 21, 2021 (High School)

May 5, 2021 (Middle School)

May 19, 2021 (Elementary School)


Important Deadlines for december 2020 events

Item Due Date

December 2020 Pre-Registration


 

October 15, 2020


 

December 2020 Final Registration


 

November 6, 2020


 

 


 

Frequently asked questions

what is the event?

Dream It, Design It  s a true design challenge for students in grades 4 – 12! Students will be judged on:

  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Challenge Success
  • Design
  • Presentation

Each team will be expected to come with a conceptual idea for the project and present their idea in a two-minute presentation.


who is the event for?

This event is open to students in grades 4 – 12 from any school (public, private, charter, home, etc.) in Montgomery County.


when is the event? 

Dream It, Design It will be held two times for each grade band during the 2020-21 school year. These are separate events and schools can choose to attend one or both events. (Example: an elementary school could participate in December 2020, but choose not to participate in May 2021)

December 2020 Events:

December 1, 2020 (High School)

December 8, 2020 (Middle School)

December 15, 2020 (Elementary School)

 

May 2021 Events:

April 21, 2021 (High School)

May 5, 2021 (Middle School)

May 19, 2021 (Elementary School)


where is the event? 

The 2020-21 events will all be held virtually via the Zoom platform.


Is there a cost for the event? 

Yes. The cost for each team is $50.


how will teams be judged? 

Please see the event rubric here.


who can i contact if i have any questions? 

Ben DeSantis (Project Consultant): bdesantis@mciu.org

Patrice Semicek (Project Consultant): psemicek@mciu.org