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July 23, 2013 at 10:37 am

Click here to view Meredith Davis’ presentation: “Meeting state content standards by design”


Meredith Davis

Director of Graduate Programs

College of Design

NC State University

August 12, 2014 at 8:13 am

Meredith Davis’ presentation was wonderfully insightful and offered a context for many of the methods I use as a teaching artist.  The methods she outlines combine very well with many of the methods Sister Corita Kent  used in her assignments particularly those contrasting imagery and text captions/written content.  Here is a link to the Corita Kent site:

Sister Corita Kent’s 10 ‘rules’ ( are ideal for preparing any classroom for the SDI projects.  The 10’rules’ are a more nuanced and engaging starting point than the How Might We video.

Meredith Davis’ presentation was the one I found most engaging and insightful of the SDI presentations.  Her use of tangible examples and interesting sidebars is masterful, and enhanced the impact of her presentation.

September 6, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Hi Mark!  I just happened upon the ’10 rules’ you posted here and am so thankful.  After my first go at a design lesson in 7th grade math yesterday I was wondering if I did a disservice to students that they didn’t analyze the mathematics behind their designs in the same class period. Rule 8 addresses this, and helps me let go of any regret and re-focus on the next steps!  So, thank you for making me aware of Sister Corita Kent and her admirable perspective on how we should learn.

Rule 8