McKinley High Student Innovators and MHS Teacher Lynette Jackson with EBRPSS Magnet Programs Recruiter and Knock Knock Education Advisory Member Dr. Ni’Shawn Stovall, Knock Knock Education Chair Cate Heroman, Knock Knock I/T Advisory Committee Members Curtis Heroman, Baton Rouge Business Report Chief Innovation Officer, and Logan Leger, Founder and CEO of NewAperio.
Knock Knock Children’s Museum has partnered with McKinley High School, one of eight schools across the nation partaking in the Innovation through Design Thinking (iDT) program, a product of Arizona State University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation that trains teachers to embed entrepreneurial thinking in their classrooms.
This program is designed to meet the growing need for more entrepreneurial and STEM-based curricula at the high school level, and especially among underrepresented communities and was recently highlighted at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during a recent presidential visit by U.S. President Barak Obama. The students are developing a mobile app for the children’s museum with input and feedback from members of Knock Knock’s I/T Advisory Committee. For more information about this STEM partnership initiative and the Innovation Through Design Thinking Program, click here.